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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.

Revolutionizing women’s health Revolutionizing women’s health

Revolutionizing women’s health

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Five years ago, I started as the first clinical pharmacist in women’s health at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center. My passion and desire to encourage fellow pharmacists and student pharmacists to practice in this exciting space grows as each year passes. Empowering patients to feel in control and well informed regarding their health and medications is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job.  I currently practice in an internal medicine resident physician clinic, where I focus on chronic disease state management and women’s health-related concerns.  I...
Navigating the hormonal contraceptive counseling session Navigating the hormonal contraceptive counseling session

Navigating the hormonal contraceptive counseling session

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You are working at your community pharmacy and a patient considering hormonal contraceptives approaches. She asks for help in determining which option would be the best fit for her. This scenario reflects an opportunity for pharmacists to help improve patient access and education on hormonal contraceptives. Such improvements are needed,...
Gaining competence in suicide prevention Gaining competence in suicide prevention

Gaining competence in suicide prevention

In early April, I learned that my brother had attempted suicide. I was assured that he was safe at the hospital and would be getting the treatment...
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Planning community-focused IPSF events Planning community-focused IPSF events

Planning community-focused IPSF events

The theme of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) is to “Think Globally, Act Locally.” Acting locally is...
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From student pharmacists to international winners From student pharmacists to international winners

From student pharmacists to international winners

World Congress, the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation’s (IPSF) international conference, hosts a number of innovative...
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A long, productive partnership A long, productive partnership

A long, productive partnership

ou have probably been asked that question many times in your life. For many of you, pharmacy school was your intended career path for as long as...
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Policy comes alive Policy comes alive

Policy comes alive

Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year! In addition to the plethora of holidays, the APhA–ASP policy development process is under...
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Conference on Conferences Conference on Conferences

Conference on Conferences

Review the conference schedule. Iron and lint roll my blazer. Is my school badge visible? Wait patiently to talk with presenter. When is the...
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Why we’re broke

We’ve all made financial decisions that probably weren’t the smartest. We may have thought the decision was rational and logical when in reality it wasn’t. Maybe you didn’t take advantage of matching retirement funds from an employer or bought an expensive item and thought you would easily be able to make the monthly payment. These financial choices all trace back to...

Chapter committee focused on sexual health education

The Sexual Health Committee within Temple University School of Pharmacy’s APhA–ASP Chapter is unique in that it is one of the few to exist amongst APhA as a whole. In addition, sexual health is a prevalent public health concern in Philadelphia, giving us an opportunity to make a substantial impact in our community.  We have educated our community on sexual health...

Assisting patients during national disasters

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in 2017, there were 137 natural disasters declared in the United States, 59 of which President Trump classified as a major disaster. In the same year, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre estimated that more than 1.6 million Americans were displaced by natural disasters alone. The largest portion to this staggering displacement...

Educating patients of all ages

At East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, it is the ongoing goal of the APhA–ASP Chapter’s Generation Rx initiative to adapt events to the needs that are prevalent in the Appalachian region. This goal allows committee members to connect with the people they are striving to help. Often, the medication-related issues that residents of our community...

Cultural connection to initiate a lasting impact

At the University of New Mexico (UMN) College of Pharmacy, we take pride in being part of a state rich in culture and diversity. In order for us to expand the impact and connections we create through outreach, it is a priority to integrate culture within our initiatives so we have the ability to establish a lasting foundation for present and future generation’s usage and understanding of...

“Together We Can” improve the health of our communities

Using 2016–17 APhA–ASP President Kelsea Gallegos’ presidential theme as our mantra, the goal that year for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy APhA–ASP Chapter was to protect individuals from the dangers of prescription medication abuse. “Together” we accomplished this by conducting Generation Rx activities for elementary,...

The pursuit of “hAPPEness”

During our third professional year, my classmates and I had the exciting opportunity to peruse the rotation catalog that outlined preceptors, practice sites, and of course, specialty areas. T’was an exciting time indeed as we ranked our top 20 choices per requirement fields, such as faculty-acute care or community practice. I was unsure of which career path I wanted to pursue, so I aimed...
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