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Student Pharmacist Magazine

Student Pharmacist is written by student pharmacists for student pharmacists, and 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.

APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Connor Anderson APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Connor Anderson

APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Connor Anderson

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Interview with: Connor Anderson, Ferris State University 1. As you reflect on your student pharmacist experience thus far, what are some of your favorite memories? The memories I have made over these past few years as a student pharmacist I will cherish forever. The most unforgettable among them were the laughs shared and time spent with my roommates Anton, Richie, Ricky, Sam, Brandon, Kris, and Gene. Traveling to extraordinary locations for APhA–ASP to meet new friends and future colleagues also tops out my list. Working with my fellow APhA–ASP Region 4 Regional Officers...
APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Matthew Broadwater APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Matthew Broadwater

APhA Student Leadership Award recipient: Matthew Broadwater

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Interview with: Matthew Broadwater, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1. As you reflect on your student pharmacist experience thus far, what are some of your favorite memories? My favorite memories in pharmacy school revolve around people that I have interacted with. This includes the lifelong friendships I formed, mentors who...
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 Top five to survive

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...
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My grandmother, Alzheimer's, and pharmacy school My grandmother, Alzheimer's, and pharmacy school

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...
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When in Romania When in Romania

When in Romania

Natural products used in laboratory courses at the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Ambulance sirens scream overhead as you...
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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...

Historical perspective, future vision

Christian Brown is working with Ben Urick, PharmD, PhD, to digitize, transcribe, and analyze 2,000 antique prescriptions from Washington, IA, circa 1900. It’s September 2017 during Parents Weekend at my alma mater, the University of South Carolina. I am showing my dad and stepmother around campus and the surrounding city of Columbia, SC. “And to your left, we have the...

Being myself

Kelli Jo Welter (far right): "Student pharmacists have found a home in APhA-ASP." During the whirlwind of residency interviews, seemingly everybody that I crossed paths with advised me to “be myself.” That’s the best advice they could give when I was venturing out into the unknown to make a decision that was going to change my life? I must admit, I was frustrated...

A leap out of my comfort zone

As Michelle Chin (second row, far right) discovered, joining APhA–ASP leads to meaningful opportunities. My professional growth as a student pharmacist far exceeded my initial expectations, and I owe it to the guidance of a fellow student. In 2015, I met a graduating PharmD candidate who gave me advice on how to thrive in pharmacy school and the importance of being active on campus....
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