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SWOSU Pharmacy Rural Health Network

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SWOSU College of Pharmacy Rural Health Mission Statement:

The mission of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy Rural Health Network is to build an avenue for information and develop programs for community-based healthcare services coordinated through the local pharmacy/pharmacist for the advancement of rural health.

Our goal is for the Rural Health Network to be a:

  • Highly recognized and utilized resource for information
  • Development center for community-based health programs
  • Supporter of rural pharmacies in the delivery of healthcare services

The Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy Rural Health Network wants to expand rural health care for patients.  Our purpose is to elevate healthcare services by funneling information, developing services, and assisting pharmacists in the advancement of healthcare.

Rural Health Network

  • Sharing pertinent information with rural pharmacists which can aid with services to patients
  • "Rural Rocks" –timely summary update of shortages, recalls, DEA, medical news from FDA, CDC, and other medical sources
  • Sharing your feedback with other rural pharmacies to help them overcome similar obstacles
  • Monitoring changes in the pharmacy healthcare arena to help you stay ahead

Community Outreach

  • Product instructional videos for iPad to aid in counseling
  • Health Fairs/Health Screenings


  • Helping pharmacists to implement clinical services in the rural setting
  • Immunization training to obtain certification
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM) for the rural pharmacy setting
  • Remote Medication Order Processing (RMOP) for rural critical access hospitals

Student Education

  • Helping educate students for transition into the rural setting
  • Teaching community outreach (health fairs/educational projects/medical mission trips)
  • Enhancing communication skills with patients and other healthcare providers
  • Training students to provide thorough and comprehensive medication reviews 

Serving Rural Pharmacists in the Delivery of Healthcare