UT Pharmacy students visit CIHA for tour and engaging Q&A with staff

The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority recently had the opportunity to host Pharmacy students from the University of Tennessee on campus in Cherokee, NC. After a comprehensive tour of CIHA’s state-of-the-art facility led by dedicated CIHA Pharmacy staff, the UT students engaged in an enriching Q&A session hosted by CIHA’s student program preceptors.


“Partnerships with institutes of higher education like the University of Tennessee are vital to our mission at CIHA,” said Brittney Lofthouse, Director of Development and Community Relations at Cherokee Indian Hospital. “These collaborations enable us to foster an environment of learning and innovation, ensuring that future healthcare professionals are well-prepared to meet the evolving needs of the community we serve. By providing hands-on experience and expert mentorship, we are not only investing in the future of these students but also in the future of healthcare for our region.”


These partnerships underscore CIHA’s commitment to excellence in healthcare education and the organization’s dedication to nurturing the next generation of healthcare leaders. CIHA’s Strategic Plan is clear in identifying that by working together with educational institutions, CIHA will be able to continue to by the Provider of Choice by enhancing the quality of care provided to patients and contribute to the overall advancement of the medical field.




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