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ACORNSEED is dedicated to providing unique practice-based learning experiences for students in the Pharm.D. curriculum.  As NSU moves towards implementing a new curriculum in Fall 2017, the goal is to have students actively involved with the care of patients within Accountable Care Organizations.  Under the Supervision of a physician, pharmacy students will be able to participate in a number of activities, including:

  • Chronic Care Management (patient education classes, home visits, phone calls, etc)
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Development of patient education materials
  • High risk medication assessment
  • Immunization counseling
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Distribution and filling of patient pillboxes
  • Lifestyle modification counseling
  • Device counseling (inhalers, insulin and other injectables, glucometers, BP cuffs)
  • Physical assessment (eg, vital signs)
  • Prior authorizations and patient assistance programs
  • Physician and staff education on new drug approvals, guideline updates, etc.
  • Completing drug information requests from providers and staff
  • Performing chart reviews for clinical or research purposes

What Pharmacy Students Can Do (video)

What pharmacy students can do


Donations to the NSU College of Pharmacy provide a vital source of funds to supporting teaching, research development and maintenance of the University’s infrastructure. The University extends its warmest gratitude to Mr. Richard Lucibella, MPH, MBA, CEO at Accountable Care Options LLC for his ongoing support of the college.  Through Mr. Lucibella's generous donation, ACORN SEED is pleased to announce a scholarship awarded to NSU pharmacy students who exude the same professionalism and innovation as this scholarship's founder.

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 ACO Options Award Recipient 
Reginald Nana Kofi Gyapong
Pharm.D./MPH Candidate Advanced Standing, Class of 2018
On behalf of the College, ACORN SEED thanks Mr. Lucibella and Accountable Care Options LLC for making a difference in the lives of our students and the future of our programs.

Joanne Pauyo"I am extremely grateful to work as a pharmacy intern in NSU’s ACORN-SEED MTM department. This position has afforded me many opportunities and experiences. Dr. Prados is dedicated to teaching students and assisting them to reach their personal as well as future career goals. Under her guidance, I learned invaluable tools such as effectively counseling a patient, analyzing drug databases, and submitting research abstract papers."
- Joanne Pauyo, Pharm D. Candidate, Class of 2019



"Working as a Federal Work Study student at the MTM Department in the College of Pharmacy here at NSU has been a professionally and academically enriching experience for me.  I have been able to practice clinical skills learned in the classroom and improve my communication skills with patients. Dr. Prados is an excellent teacher as she has helped me consolidate all of the information I have learned in pharmacy school so far to be more efficiently used in real life applications. Working under her wing has proved to be an invaluable experience for me as she has supported my growth as a student pharmacist and soon to be health care professional."

- Maria-Isabel Cabral, Pharm D. Candidate, Class of 2019

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