The Professional Outreach Development Societies (PODS) mission is to create an environment within the college promoting our four pillars of education: Fellowship, Service, Professionalism, & Learning.
Fellowship – From orientation to commencement, the community learning structure is designed to foster relationships between all students, regardless of their year in school. PharmD students should feel comfortable from the minute they step foot in the classroom and feel connected to the college when they graduate.
Service – Communities will take part in philanthropy and service projects, modeling collaboration, and service to others.
Professionalism – This is a key characteristic of all students in a professional program, as well as all pharmacists. Students are encouraged to model and promote professionalism -- including inter-professional activities with the Carver College of Medicine learning communities.
Learning – The community-learning environment will allow for greater fellowship within the college, bringing about a spirit of respect, support, and appreciation of one another.