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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.

If it’s broken, take a stand and fix it If it’s broken, take a stand and fix it

If it’s broken, take a stand and fix it

FROM APhA HEADQUARTERS

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Bad, broken systems thrive on apathy and inaction. As recent events both inside and outside pharmacy have taught us, it’s on each of us to call out what’s wrong, break patterns of dysfunction, and fix the problem.

Student pharmacist outreach program addresses the Part D affordability... Student pharmacist outreach program addresses the Part D affordability...

Student pharmacist outreach program addresses the Part D affordability...

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The overall goal of the Partners in D program is to cultivate an environment where patients feel empowered to take ownership of their health while gaining a better understanding of their medications and prescription drug coverage. Now in its 15th year, the program has evolved over time from an outreach elective for student pharmacists to an...
March–April 2021 Student Pharmacist March–April 2021 Student Pharmacist

March–April 2021 Student Pharmacist

In This Issue March–April 2021 A profession defined by innovation … Sydney Tu reflects on a challenging year … Building...
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A one-in-a-million experience A one-in-a-million experience

A one-in-a-million experience

Would you ever think as a pharmacy resident that you would have the opportunity to be involved in the care of a patient who received a second...
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Flex your pharmacy advocacy muscles Flex your pharmacy advocacy muscles

Flex your pharmacy advocacy muscles

I like to think of democracy as a muscle. If you do not exercise it frequently, it will atrophy and weaken. Whether the circumstances are fighting...
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Student pharmacists dive into vaccinating Student pharmacists dive into vaccinating

Student pharmacists dive into vaccinating

Late in December, news broke that would change our pharmacy school careers for good: “FDA approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use...
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Making the most of a second chance Making the most of a second chance

Making the most of a second chance

After graduating from a 2-year program and earning my veterinary technician license, I wanted to continue my education in the hope of pursuing...
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No longer in the Zoom waiting room: A first year's reflection on virtual pharmacy school

Haley Barnes (second from left) and fellow student pharmacists provided more than 100 free influenza vaccines in partnership with Tarrant County Public Health and Mercy Clinic of Fort Worth. My excitement never waned as I looked forward to the fall of 2020, but as COVID-19 entered Tarrant County in early March of 2020, it became clear that my first year of pharmacy school would not be...

Seizing our moment to provide quality care

It is no understatement that the year 2020 presented us with challenges we did not fully anticipate. However, through every obstacle, we have come together to illustrate our resilience and innovative abilities. We have endured quite a few changes—from adjusting our learning strategies to meet our academic demands, to quickly realizing our emerging, valuable roles in public health so that...

Pandemic innovation

Olivia Kinney provides a rapid antibody test for a patient at a Kroger Pharmacy in Cincinnati. The challenges of the past year have pushed the pharmacy profession to adapt faster than ever. With pharmacists’ expanded scope of practice come technology advancements, evolving payment models, and heightened responsibilities. Our patients need us, and we continue to answer their call in...

EVALI: The risks of e-cigarette use

E-cigarettes, or vapes, were first invented in 2003 and have increased in popularity as an alternative to smoking. E-cigarettes function by heating an oil made of nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals to create an aerosol that users inhale. They contain fewer chemicals than traditional cigarettes and have been marketed as less harmful. As e-cigarette use has become more prevalent, however,...

Providing health care and compassion to the underserved

The past year has undoubtedly been arduous. At times, it was tough to picture if anything advantageous would arise. As a final-year student pharmacist studying at Wake Forest Baptist Health, I want to share what I found fulfilling this year in hopes of emboldening others to search for similar opportunities. Wake Forest Baptist Health invites select student pharmacists from various...

Dare, don’t despair

Final-year student pharmacists are entering the season when we will discover what’s to come in the year ahead. Many students are matching for residency, while others are activating their plan B. Some folks are beginning the job hunt in hopes of landing their first pharmacist position, and others are looking for nontraditional pharmacist jobs. This is an exciting time of year, as we are...
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