Fourteen VCU School of Pharmacy students along with faculty members and residents were chosen for the experience of a lifetime: the 2015 Remote Area Medical event targeting underserved patients in Wise County, Va.
The trek to RAM, helmed for the ninth year in a row by SOP associate professor and alumnus Evan Sisson, allows participants to join thousands of other volunteer health-care professionals and students to provide hands-on services for people with little or no insurance.
Last fall, the School of Pharmacy won the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award. This summer, it won the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award. In each case, RAM was one of the many community partnerships and outreach programs cited for having earned the school these notable recognitions.
Here, now, are the students’ stories from RAM ’15.
Photos by Thuy Tran and Serena Barden