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.

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Student National Pharmaceutical Association of the University of California, San Francisco

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