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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.

Festival makes patient care fun for special needs population Festival makes patient care fun for special needs population

Festival makes patient care fun for special needs population

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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, PharmD, BCOP, an oncology pharmacist and adjunct clinical professor at Rutgers. The organization serves to support families facing autism through connections, resources, and interactive...
A reminder why I chose this profession A reminder why I chose this profession

A reminder why I chose this profession

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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...
Have a bias for 'yes' Have a bias for 'yes'

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,...
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Gender pronouns open the door to awareness Gender pronouns open the door to awareness

Gender pronouns open the door to awareness

Kristin Werner (left) and Jackie Brogie. While recently attending an AHEC Scholars Program presentation on barriers to health care in the...
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A scoop of ice cream and a scoop of advocacy A scoop of ice cream and a scoop of advocacy

A scoop of ice cream and a scoop of advocacy

Scotty Reams: 'Take risks and think outside the box.' When I was a kid, the same ice cream truck would visit my house each summer. It...
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The real 'Heather' The real 'Heather'

The real 'Heather'

'Heather' is also now known as Kristi Fritch, PharmD, MBA. Over the past year, I have thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to...
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Seeing a need and seeking a solution

With the assistance of student pharmacists like Alexsandra Nilges, the University of Kentucky plans to distribute 500 gallons of sanitizer every 2 weeks throughout the fall to support area health care providers and patients. “All of the hand sanitizer was cleared out of the grocery store …”, I overheard from a nurse on the team as I left a patient’s room. That was...

‘The Grassroots Pharmacist’: A prescription for impact

Michael Murphy (left) and Nimit Jindal. Founded in 2020, “The Grassroots Pharmacist” is a blog focused on educating readers how health policy impacts the practice of pharmacy and how pharmacists and student pharmacists can make positive impacts through grassroots advocacy. We want to inspire action among our readers to transform health policy and ensure patient access to...

Seizing my moment

Engaging in research has taught Katie Vollmer the value of searching for answers in unknown territories. “We are set to land” echoed in the plane corridor as I awaited my arrival. It was the first time I had lived in a different country and I was filled with butterflies as I wondered what was in store ahead. Over the next 8 months—from January to August 2017—I would...

PINK colors and beyond

PINK events, the creation of Nhung Nguyen (left), have enjoyed huge success at Rosalind Franklin University. APhA–ASP provides a unique place for student pharmacists to cultivate ideas into actionable projects, events, and policies. What drives the Academy is the amazing student ideas for serving the community and advancing the profession. As future pharmacists, it is up to us to...

Purpose through pandemic

APhA–ASP Chapters have put the “Stronger Together” mantra into action. If you would have told me 2 months ago that I would be completing my last months of pharmacy school rotations confined to this desk at home due to a worldwide pandemic, I would have said you were crazy. Nevertheless, here I sit, on the cusp of adding PharmD with a Master’s in Virtual Meetings to...

Challenged to face change head on

WCU student pharmacists Alexandra Pellerin (left) and Hannah Eagles represent the chapter at the recent American Heart Walk. The William Carey University School of Pharmacy (WCUSOP) in Biloxi, MS, is the second PharmD program in the state and the first accelerated program in the region, from New Orleans, LA, to Pensacola, FL. The 2-year, 10-month program offers the opportunity for students...

Staying positive

Sarder Sadid: "We should all try to learn new things and stay as positive as we can throughout this unusual moment in history." The 2019 Region 1 Midyear Regional Meeting (MRM) in Providence, RI, was an awe-inspiring experience for me, a first-timer. That weekend opened my eyes to the impact that student pharmacist influence can have in APhA. It also deepened my appreciation and...
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