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Student Pharmacist

Written by student pharmacists for student pharmacists, Student Pharmacist magazine provides the latest on career preparation, leadership, legislative activities and advocacy efforts, patient care projects, APhA–ASP Chapter innovations, life on rotation, tips from new practitioners, and more.

Meet your 2020–21 APhA–ASP National Executive Committee Meet your 2020–21 APhA–ASP National Executive Committee

Meet your 2020–21 APhA–ASP National Executive Committee

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Sydney Tu, National President Hi, everyone! I was born and raised in Southern California but have called St. Louis, MO, my home for the last 6 years. I am currently a final-year student pharmacist at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. I have been actively involved with APhA–ASP since my third prepharmacy year, serving as my chapter’s Generation Rx Vice Chair. Since then, I have served as Chapter President-elect, as well as President the following year. Regionally, I held the role of Region 6 Midyear Regional Meeting (MRM) Coordinator for MRM2018. I have also had the tremendous...
Expanding your toolbox during pharmacy school Expanding your toolbox during pharmacy school

Expanding your toolbox during pharmacy school

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My roommate and I were looking over our resumes recently as we were starting to apply for internships. One of our other roommates was nice enough to review our resumes and make sure they were presentable. After reading through my roommate’s resume, he noted, “It looks good, but you’re going to have to get rid of a couple of...
APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Kathryn Albert APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Kathryn Albert

APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Kathryn Albert

Interview with: Kathryn Albert, University of South Florida 1. As you reflect on your student pharmacist experience thus far, what are some of...
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APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Connor Anderson APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Connor Anderson

APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Connor Anderson

Interview with: Connor Anderson, Ferris State University 1. As you reflect on your student pharmacist experience thus far, what are some of...
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APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Laurie Plewinski APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Laurie Plewinski

APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Laurie Plewinski

Interview with: Laurie Plewinski, University at Buffalo 1. As you reflect on your student pharmacist experience thus far, what are some of...
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Making things better together (Online Exclusive) Making things better together (Online Exclusive)

Making things better together (Online Exclusive)

A crisis can be intense, distracting, and frustrating. A crisis is a quick, unexpected change that requires us to readjust our expectations. As...
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Top five to survive

As Grayson Layton (back row, center) can attest, new friends can lift your spirits. Beginning your journey in pharmacy school brings about a multitude of changes that require you to shake up your world and step outside of your norm. While I am only a first-year student, I can honestly say the time I have spent in pharmacy school has been invaluable. I will not lie and say that it is...

My grandmother, Alzheimer's, and pharmacy school

As a child and now as a student pharmacist, Katarena Nalbandian’s inspiration has been her grandmother. During several different periods in my life, one constant has been my grandmother. While Alzheimer’s may have changed her, nothing will ever alter the impact she has made on me and my future. 2006 My face lit up with joy as the smell of my favorite food, mante, filled...

When in Romania

Natural products used in laboratory courses at the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Ambulance sirens scream overhead as you are rushed to the hospital. Medications are administered, labs are drawn, tests are run, and interventions are made. As a patient, you are worried about your health, concerned about your recovery, but the cost of your medical care is no tangible...

Bubbles bursting

Following her rotation experience, Claire Schumann now applies the perspective she gained in Kenya to current challenges, and does her best to widen her lens and consider the big picture. For most of my life, I have lived in a bubble. I was fortunate to grow up in a happy home, attend a private Catholic school until college, travel on family vacations, and never worry about having food on...

Fired up instead of burned out

As I headed to the desert for December’s ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exposition in Las Vegas, NV, I was a ball of nerves. In the moment, it felt like a few days of first impressions and networking would either make or break all of my hard work. However, I turned this nervous energy into excitement, as I made meaningful connections and learned more about postgraduate programs. I...

Find your anchor

Doing wellness activities together has been beneficial for Alyssa Rinaldi (left) and her co-residents. The topic of burnout and its prevention has become a hot topic within the pharmacy community. “Heather,” you ask how I prevent burnout—whether I stay active, connected, and centered. Well, I will admit I am not always the best at getting to the gym, but I always stay...

We're counting on you

Throughout his tenure as APhA CEO, Tom Menighan has made it a priority to listen to the needs student pharmacists and mentor APhA-ASP leadership. Here he is pictured with the 2019-20 APhA-ASP National Executive Committee at APhA headquarters. According to research from Dell Technologies and the Institute for the Future, 85% of jobs the students of today will hold in 2030 haven’t been...
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