As Jeff Lewis, associate dean of the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy, runs through a mental list of places where pharmacy faculty members and students have been involved or plan to be involved serving underserved people groups, it’s clear that the school’s vision for service is not a small one.
“Cambodia, Swaziland, Kenya, other places in the Caribbean and the Central Americas…,” he begins, launching into an overview of the many areas students and faculty members are putting both their pharmacy practice skills and their faith into action. That list includes locations both domestic and abroad.
This global vision stems in part from the school’s vision, mission and values statements, which repeatedly reference the development of service-related attitudes and skills “locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, maintaining a particular sensitivity to the underserved.”
As those connected to the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy develop themselves as medical professionals while serving in various locations, they always find themselves learning more about themselves and their faith.