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Poverty in Paradise

I wish I had known about this site before I moved to Hawaii.  It takes a salary you put in, the place you are moving from, where you are moving to, and then compares the biggest essential costs of living.

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Victory!

Sometimes, you jump out on a limb, and it ends up being the right thing to do. I have been scheduling CMR’s (Complete Medication Reviews) with patients over the phone. It’s a delicate process, as: 1) they aren’t used to

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The Corporate Curmudgeon: Good ideas need action, not buy-ins, to become reality

The Corporate Curmudgeon: Good ideas need action, not buy-ins, to become reality. One of my mentors, Bill Jones, sent this article to me. It really makes sense, and it takes some thinking to let it really sink in. I think

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Working Off Line 1

Well, despite the time difference, I was able to get a lot of great work done yesterday. If only I had known how much you can get done via phone with the doctors, I might have started using my personal

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Struggles of the week

My mom and I had a conversation the other day about not complaining. When she was a manager, she had a clay “bank” on her desk. When someone came in, she said to have at least 2 solutions to any

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Whoa!!

Residency is ramping up, personal life is flipping over, heading to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim on Saturday, and going home for the holidays for 3 weeks the week after we get back. Not sure how to keep up,

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My Visit With a Pediatrician

I didn’t take too well to being spoken down to by a physician.

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Waiting Game

    Well, it’s 3.5 hours to my exam, and I don’t feel like studying anymore. I feel pretty good about the whole thing, and I am just ready to be done. After today, I only have 3 more days,

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NAPLEX…fail?

Dejected. How can I feel alright about my practice exams, but feel like I bombed the NAPLEX? That was 3 hours of awful. I have to have passed, but I won’t know for a while. Hopefully, I won’t know until

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