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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.

Doing well for patients … together Doing well for patients … together

Doing well for patients … together

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Student pharmacists often hear about career options in either the community or hospital/institutional settings. But one option that is often overlooked is pursuing a career within the pharmaceutical industry. There are many opportunities within this industry, including clinical research, pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs, marketing, and medical affairs. Pharmacists have active roles within the pharmaceutical industry designing and monitoring clinical trials, conducting and assessing pharmacovigilance, participating in regulatory affairs and governing bodies, and creating and...
Pharmacists’ value recognized during pandemic Pharmacists’ value recognized during pandemic

Pharmacists’ value recognized during pandemic

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Advocacy comes in many forms, and no matter the role you play, Meg Freiter advises to always keep your patients in mind. One of the first assignments I was given as the 2019–20 APhA Executive Resident was to represent APhA at a pandemic planning meeting in Washington, DC. At one point, the stakeholders contemplated the theoretical need...
Mentorship: A tale of two halves Mentorship: A tale of two halves

Mentorship: A tale of two halves

A new program spurred a mentor–mentee relationship between Zoona Ahmad (left) and Madi Eberle, which has also helped them both grow as...
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The miracle of solid organ transplantation The miracle of solid organ transplantation

The miracle of solid organ transplantation

Thanks to organ donors, the Olhausen’s are elated to continue gathering for family events, from weddings to fishing, with Dad. According...
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Soak up the knowledge Soak up the knowledge

Soak up the knowledge

Gathering information from multiple platforms has led led to positive momentum in Emily Lothspeich’s life. During the summer of 2019, I...
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The value of versatility The value of versatility

The value of versatility

Each day, Justin Bladecki finds himself benefitting from his breadth of experience. I joined the Army National Guard while I was still in high...
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Networking's new normal

Brooke E. Kulusich (left): ‘Now that many are Zoom-friendly, it presents an incredible opportunity to transcend geographic barriers and interact with peers, mentors, and speakers regardless of their locations.’ With regional and national meetings gone remote, highly-anticipated experiential rotations canceled, and long-distance travel limited indefinitely, it seems that...

What are your plans after graduation?

Get the most out of your rotations and don’t stress about the future, advises Susan Dembny. The question asked most often to students on APPE rotations is, “What are your plans after graduation?” This question is well meaning, as it is asked so a rotation can be tailored to building skills that will prepare the student for their future career. For students like me who do...

Growing your grit to emerge as a leader

Amidst a pandemic, student pharmacists are enduring the challenges of learning and applying clinical knowledge in an environment unlike anything anyone has experienced before. The current situation has presented an uprooting of all previous plans that has resulted in the questioning of how to move forward with intended goals. The ability to grow through this time of uncertainty may be the...

Festival makes patient care fun for special needs population

Finding new ways to provide patient care is a a goal for the Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy APhA–ASP Chapter. In 2019, our chapter hosted the Second Annual Special Needs Fall Festival, in conjunction with MyGOAL Autism, to engage children and families of the special needs community.  MyGOAL Autism was founded by Genevieve Kumapaley,...

A reminder why I chose this profession

Working with young children at a local school provided perspective for Joseph D’Antonio. What is a profession, if not for those to whom we serve?  Through my APhA–ASP Chapter, I recently had the honor of teaching a group of second grade students about the importance of math and science. My team designed a lesson in which students performed three activities at different...

Have a bias for 'yes'

Scott Knoer is APhA’s 13th CEO and Executive Vice President. If there is one thing APhA members should know early on in his tenure, it’s that Scott Knoer, PharmD, MS, FASHP, is not bound by limits. “Humbled and honored” to be selected as APhA’s 13th CEO and Executive Vice President, Dr. Knoer has spent his first few months on the job getting to know staff...
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