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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.

Adapting supplemental instruction to PharmD programs Adapting supplemental instruction to PharmD programs

Adapting supplemental instruction to PharmD programs

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This fall, as second-year PharmD candidates at the California Northstate University College of Pharmacy (CNUCOP), we were chosen to be student leaders for a modified supplemental instruction (SI) program called CNUCOP SI (or CSI). We provided CSI for the first-year PharmD course Cell and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and we have both personally benefitted from the experience.
 SI is a student-led academic assistance program offered at many colleges and universities. Originally developed in the 1970s at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, it has expanded widely across...
Make Your Mark, Part 2 Make Your Mark, Part 2

Make Your Mark, Part 2

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When I was the 2012–13 APhA–ASP National President, my presidential theme was Make Your Mark. 
During my speech at the 2012 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition, I described to students all over the country that we should strive to do three things in order to make our mark on the profession: discover your passion, purpose, and...
A bear’s-eye view of social media A bear’s-eye view of social media

A bear’s-eye view of social media

Over the past several years, in recognition of American Pharmacists Month, student pharmacists at the Mercer University College of Pharmacy...
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Sometimes quitting isn’t such a bad thing Sometimes quitting isn’t such a bad thing

Sometimes quitting isn’t such a bad thing

The University of Florida (UF) College of Pharmacy is proud to have made an impact on smoking cessation in three different cities in the state:...
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One child at a time One child at a time

One child at a time

School-aged children are some busy little humans. They have their plates full with learning, making friends, growing up, and … managing...
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Managing childhood asthma Managing childhood asthma

Managing childhood asthma

For a parent, one of the hardest things to listen to is the sound of your child struggling for air. Unfortunately, wheezing is not entirely...
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A new place, a new start A new place, a new start

A new place, a new start

I was 5-years-old at the time and barely tall enough to see out the window of the taxi, but looking upwards, I could catch the sun streaking...
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Residency is a two-way street

“Alison,” yes, this is such an energizing (and sometimes anxiety producing) part of the year! I am also looking forward because I am searching for my first job after completing my PGY2. Through the stress and the deadlines, though, I am so pleased to see that you have kept the end goal in mind: taking care of your patients. 
 It is so easy to forget in the stress of pharmacy...

A case of “patient care fever”

University of Florida students Kyle Kirkpatrick (left) and William Gerwe (right) practice blood pressure screening techniques and counseling so they can help engage patients in the community during Operation Heart activities, as Khurrum Qureshi (center Getting involved in an organization like APhA–ASP can be intimidating for any first-year student pharmacist. The magnitude of...

The start to your LEGACY

The dictionary ultimately defines “legacy” as something that is passed down or conveyed from one person to another. To me, legacy is more than that. It is a way to make meaningful, lasting contributions to the communities that pharmacists serve with the goal to make them better. To achieve these goals, professional conferences such as Midyear Regional Meetings (MRM) provide...

An improved perspective

The John Hopkins Health System Pharmacy Internship Program is more than just work. In addition to the many formally planned social activities, the interns frequently enjoyed weekend trips, such as a fun-filled day in the nation’s capital. This past summer, we completed the Johns Hopkins Health System Pharmacy Internship Program in Baltimore, MD. Although our programs were unique...

Professional, and emotional, growth

Hello, student pharmacists! Welcome back and thank you for following along on my journey through APPE rotations. Things have changed drastically since I last checked in with you. I have since finished my rotation in the NICU and Labor & Delivery (L&D) floor, and moved on to rotation number five, the most nerve-wracking rotation of them all. However, I will get to that in a...

Develop a strong foundation for communication

Watching a new life come into the world, only to quickly watch it be taken away, can change everything. “Alison,” you describe your experiences in labor and delivery; they are both moving and defining. Experiences like this can, in an instant, change your perspective on life and the way you practice. This is what makes rotations immeasurably valuable. As you mention, they can also...

Invaluable members of the cancer care team

Every resident has a different path and story of how they made it to the position they are currently in. For me, I had not considered oncology until I took my medical oncology rotation in the fall of my PGY1 residency year. Throughout the rotation, my passion for this specialty and patient population grew tremendously. I was finally able to combine my excitement for learning and interacting...
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