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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.

Significant policy debate through the decades in the student HoD Significant policy debate through the decades in the student HoD

Significant policy debate through the decades in the student HoD

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You know you are chronologically old when a colleague invites you to provide a retrospective of APhA–ASP events as you’ve seen them throughout your years with APhA–ASP. The perspective is part insider and part outsider, just as Tinkerbell said to Peter Pan: “You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where...
The journey continues The journey continues

The journey continues

When APhA–ASP, previously the Student American Pharmaceutical Association (SAPhA), was born in 1969, it created a home for student...
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Realizing the power of involvement in APhA–ASP Realizing the power of involvement in APhA–ASP

Realizing the power of involvement in APhA–ASP

Following APhA2019, Kelli Jo Welter will assume the role of APhA–ASP President, and thus will have a front row seat as...
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A call to action for student pharmacists A call to action for student pharmacists

A call to action for student pharmacists

In 1998, APhA–ASP National President Jay Phipps developed the first official APhA–ASP presidential theme “Bridging Dreams to...
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Looking ahead to the next 50 years Looking ahead to the next 50 years

Looking ahead to the next 50 years

As noted elsewhere in this issue, 1981 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the organization of the first American  Pharmaceutical Association...
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Celebrate the past … Envision the future Celebrate the past … Envision the future

Celebrate the past … Envision the future

If APhA–ASP ceased to exist, would our communities miss us? Would our patients miss us? Even further, would the profession miss us? As the...
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Where Are They Now?

Mark A. Pulido (University of Arizona) 1975–76 SAPhA Vice President I am an advisor, investor, and philanthropist who brings leadership expertise in health care and technology. I am the former CEO and Chairman of ABILITY Network, acquired by Inovalon, a private equity investor and advisor. Prior to that, I led several of the most prominent health care and technology companies in the...

Online Exclusive: Time management tips to relieve stress

Since you all have been trying to start the spring semester and new year on the right foot, I thought it would be beneficial to share some helpful insights and tips on time management that has alleviated some stress for me so far in pharmacy school.  1. Get a head start It can be difficult to manage time between school, work, extracurricular activities, and making time for...

Treating “they” and “I”

According to a July 2017 article in Mental Health Clinician, in a survey of 176 medical schools in the United States and Canada, a median time of 5 hours in the whole of the curriculum was spent on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)-related content. For pharmacy schools, the data is no better, with roughly 54% of schools stating no coverage of LGBT content in their coursework, as...

Resolve to be successful in the new year

The fresh start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months and set goals for growth. Although many New Year’s resolutions are broken within the first few weeks, research suggests that simply making a resolution can increase your chances of being successful by up to 10-fold.1  Beyond deciding to make a positive change in the new year, what can you do to...

Pharmacy’s future: It’s about YOU

Last October, I was invited to give the annual Rho Chi Robert L. Boblitt Lecture at my alma mater, the University of Houston (UH) College of Pharmacy. The usual topic for this annual lecture is the future of pharmacy practice from the perspective of a pharmacist leader. Fondly remembering some of the Boblitt lectures I attended when I was a student pharmacist, I was overwhelmed with pride at...

Observations on fear and failure

Regarding inventing the incandescent light bulb, Thomas Edison said: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” So, if failure does not exist, what about fear?  We typically respond to the possibility of failure and risk with fear. As Robert Sapolsky and others have revealed, fear is a primitive survival instinct. On one hand, we will pay...

Reflecting on the past, celebrating the present, and confident in the future

In celebrating the 50th anniversary of APhA–ASP, let us appreciate the work that has been done to allow the opportunities that we have today. The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined efforts of every individual. Long before our official establishment in 1969, passionate student pharmacists came together to push boundaries and pave the way for us to actively...
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