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Background: • Anticoagulation medications are at an increased risk of causing harm compared to others • National Patient Safety Goal 03.05.01 from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations: “Reduce the likelihood of patient harm associated with the use of anticoagulant therapy”Patient education is a vital component of anticoagulation therapy as it mitigates the risks of therapy • Pharmacists play a key role in patient counseling • Student pharmacists can increase the available workforce for counseling. Objectives: Primary: • Retrospectively assess the percentage of documented patient anticoagulation counseling before and after student pharmacist assistance at the facility. Secondary: • Assess student pharmacists’ opinions on counseling anticoagulation patients before and after their participation.