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Med-Start students learn pharmacists’ skills, chest-compression-only CPR

TUCSON –The University of Arizona Health Sciences’ Med-Start program is marking its 50th anniversary this summer.

Related: High schoolers across AZ start UA Health Sciences summer program

On Monday, students learned about pharmacists’ compounding skills by making generic hand sanitizer from scratch.

Instructor David Lee, BSPharm, a 1974 Med-Start alumnus and clinical assistant professor with the UA College of Pharmacy, showed participants how to measure and combine isopropyl alcohol, carbomer and other ingredients to make a hand-sanitizing gel.

Students also learned about chest compression, only CPR ‘Pumps up’ survival in cardiac arrest.

About Med-Start:

The six-week program was designed in 1969 to help students who are interested in health-care professions but come from “disadvantaged backgrounds,” either educationally or financially.

Students from all across the state get to live in dorms and take classes that count as credit when they go to college in a year.

The program is free to most students through grants.

Go HERE for more information on the program.

Julia Leon

Julia is a Digital Content Specialist for KVOA News 4 Tucson. In 2018, she earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in journalism from the University of Arizona.

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