Katy: A PharmD Student in Ecuador


“During my fourth year of pharmacy school I traveled to Ecuador and spent six weeks participating in the care of an indigent population at a primary care clinic (Centro Medico Hombro a Hombro) in Santo Domingo. I participated in patients’ primary care appointments with the physician and presented medication recommendations and counseling points during every patient visit. I presented weekly in-services for clinic staff in Spanish on antimicrobials, hypoglycemic agents, antihypertensives, analgesics and cultural learning. I also had the opportunity to travel to patients’ homes to provide medication counseling. Ten days of the rotation were spent with a multidisciplinary medical brigade from the University of Kentucky.”

Katy graduated last May with her doctorate of pharmacy and master of public administration (PharmD/MPA) and she also has her bachelor degree in Spanish from UK. She is now a clinical staff pharmacist at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, Kentucky. Check out Katy’s blog to hear more about her 6 weeks in Ecuador.