AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title PharmFree Day No Free Lunch...Free Lunch
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 11/2006
Chapter University of Missouri - Kansas City SOM
Project Coordinator Farheen Qurashi, LegRep
Summary of project Had a slideshow presentation and guest speaker from school faculty discuss what "PharmFree" is, and had a discussion on its advantages and disadavantages, and what the students generally think about it.

Content area Pharmaceutical Issues
Number of participants 18
Participant hours involved 19 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $40
Project funding Medical school funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Flyers, MANY emails, word of mouth. More people attended than expected and overall this was a success!
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions Make sure to advertise heavily, and also tailor the project to fit your school's needs. My school is not very involved in or concerned with PharmFree, and for the most part no one finds anything wrong with pharm gifts, so this had to be a more interactive discussion rather than a persuasive event. The small turnout we had was a big success compared with turnout to other events.

Comments Free lunch is always a good way to get people to come, and remember that word of mouth is an awesome and effective way to advertise - lots of people ignore flyers and delete emails, but if you say it to their face, they'll at the very least acknowledge it.