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Healthcare Education

PHBSP (Pennsylvania Healthcare Benefit Solutions Program) partners with the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy to provide a robust environment where students learn about health insurance navigation, home patient counseling skills via a telehealth setting, and complete a team-based project that benefits the Pittsburgh community. Students also have the opportunity to create enduring content for the public and for future learners, such as educational podcasts and video-casts on topics such as how to save money on prescriptions, the basics of insurance, and commentaries/perspectives about global health. First-year Doctor of Pharmacy Program students are precepted, mentored, and trained by the founder of PHBSP, William McKendree. Below you will find an array of different topics ranging from common Medicare questions to How To Avoid Problems at the Pharmacy created and provided by these students.

What is a Podcast? Podcasts are audio recordings that can be downloaded and listened to your convenience. 

What is a Videocast? Videocasts are short videos accompanying an audio.

Let us know if you have suggestions for topics down below!

Education Database 

General Healthcare Information

First-year pharmacy students Anneliese Harp and Stephen Zhang review and compare how healthcare systems function in different countries around the world. 

First-year pharmacy students Michael Ryczaj and Kolbe Bien conduct an interview with a community pharmacist to get a better understanding of common issues seen at the pharmacy. 

Medicare Experiences and Information

First-year pharmacy students Rahil Dixit and Evan Fink interview past patient Donna about her experiences with PHBSP. 

First-year pharmacy students Rahil Dixit and Evan Fink interview past patient Marilyn about her experiences with PHBSP. 


If your organization is interested in learning more about PHBSP, or has an idea or need for an educational program, please use the suggestion box down below in which you can reach out to us and we can discuss with you further. 

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