Home College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Annual Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day – “Take a Walk in my Shoes: The Patient Experience”

Annual Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day – “Take a Walk in my Shoes: The Patient Experience”

Daniel P. Finney

Current and prospective CPHS students will examine the patient’s perspective at Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day, Thursday, Nov. 9.

Take a Walk in My Shoes: The Patient Experience will feature keynote speaker Daniel P. Finney, Drake University alumnus, who has documented his battles with obesity and mental health as the Des Moines Register’s Metro Voice.

Daniel P. Finney

Pharmacy and Health Science Day Program

The PHS morning session will be held in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Avenue. Registration opens at 7:50 am, with the program beginning at 8:30. The program includes:

  • The State of the College Address, Dean Renae Chesnut
  • Awards
  • Game Break
  • Keynote Speaker Daniel J. Finney

PHS Day shifts to the Olmsted Center in the afternoon, with a variety of student-focused presentations. Registration for the afternoon begins at 11:30 am, followed by the DRxUGS/HOSA/DUSOTA lunch at 11:40.

The Exhibition Hall will be held in Parent’s Hall North from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. There will be Mini Discussions from 12:30 – 2:30, with an auction and raffle at 2:30 pm.

Afternoon session this year will include presentations on:

  • Serving Responsibly on Your Medical Mission/Service Trip
  • NAPLEX Review
  • Resume/CV Development Workshops
  • Universal Design
  • Student Development Theory 101
  • Novel Therapeutic Approaches to Treat Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • Burnout and Stress for the Healthcare Professional
  • Healthcare Ethics
  • Health Care Experiences in the Gender and Sexual Minority Population: The Need for Cultural Humility and Population Specific Training
  • Health Disparities in Gender and Sexual Minority Populations
  • The Pros and Cons of Health Reform


Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day, an annual event that began in 1988 on Drake’s campus, is planned and implemented by students for students. The annual event features a variety of topics that address current and future health care issues, along with recognizing award recipients.


Questions can be directed to Lauren.Blum@drake.edu.