CVS Health and Roseman University College of Pharmacy Team Up to Increase the Number of Hispanic Pharmacists

The College of Pharmacy at Roseman University of Health Sciences and CVS Health have joined together to raise awareness of pharmacy careers and increase the number of Hispanic/Latino/Spanish-speaking applicants to the college’s Doctor of Pharmacy program.  The CVS Health Spanish Pathway program will provide a unique opportunity for  Hispanic/Latino/Spanish-speaking undergraduate students to learn about pharmacy education and careers, and establish a pipeline of Spanish speaking students to enter the field of pharmacy with a desire to serve the Hispanic community.

Benefits

  • Connect and network with mentors through CVS Health
  • Complete introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) at CVS Health pharmacies with a predominate Spanish-speaking patient population
  • Eligible to receive scholarship funds
  • Eligible for a part-time, paid intern job with CVS Health
  • Receive medical Spanish certification course
  • Receive student affairs advising support
  • Receive membership to Movimiento Estudientil Roseman (MER), student organization that focuses on providing health screenings and education to the Hispanic and Latino communities in Southern Nevada and providing Spanish medical terminology workshops to health professional students
  • Serve, support, and elevate local Hispanic and Latino communities
  • Upon graduation and successful completion of the Spanish Pathway Program, work at a CVS Health pharmacy with a predominant Spanish-speaking population

Eligibility requirements for this program

To be considered for this program, the applicant must:

  • Have an interest in applying to Roseman University, College of Pharmacy
  • Have basic to moderate fluency in the Spanish language
  • Have an interest of pursuing a career in community pharmacy with CVS Health
  • Be willing to work in a Spanish speaking predominant community

Application and selection process

Students interested in this program, should apply to the program here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Upon acceptance into Roseman University, College of Pharmacy, students meeting the necessary qualifications will be invited for an interview in the Fall.

If you would like us to organize an event near you or if you have any questions, contact: Dr. Helen Park and/or Dr. Susan Nguyen at spanishpathway@roseman.edu