UCSF Student Pharmacists Teach Science to 5th-Graders
UCSF student pharmacists relate science to the everyday lives of 5th-graders at San Francisco's Rosa Parks Elementary School through a special program now in its second year. The Rosa Parks Science Discovery Program was developed by student pharmacist Ashish Patel and implemented by Patel and his peers, who are members of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association of UCSF. "Today we're learning about molecules and atoms from real scientists, and I can't wait to go home and tell my mom and dad about what I learned," said 10-year-old Diamond Mims.
About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the American West. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.