Integrative Musings

Category: Professionalism

The profanity is flowing. Things need to get done. My first preceptor from my 4th year of pharmacy school, and one who has done so much for pharmacy in New Mexico, lit a fire under my butt this morning. This week, I realized …

Calling Angry Pharmacists! Read More »

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Well, another productive day. I spoke with a pharmacist at HMSA/Healthways who truly backs me. She told me how reimbursement really is (at least in Hawaii), and ways I can make a difference. Then, she connected me to people who …

Take the Bull by the Horns Read More »

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Today at a conference, a very important speaker from the Governor’s office was introduced in a unique way (leave it to Hawai’i to make it fun and informal). The person moderating had looked this speaker up on Google and had …

Have You Googled Yourself Lately? Read More »

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Currently, I am looking at Mission Statements for my residency and for the independent pharmacy I work at. It is increasingly clear that there is no unified vision at the pharmacy, and it adversely affects process, and therefore patient care. …

United, we thrive Read More »

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I love Seattle. The first time I came here, it was June of 2008. It was for the ASHP Summer meeting, and I came alone with crutches and heels. I had broken my pelvis about 4 weeks prior, if that. …

Seattle, where friends meet Read More »

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Ah, Match day. I remember sitting in front of my computer this time last year, building up the courage to open that email from the NMS. I was shocked to find that I didn’t match, as did 1000 other applicants. …

Didn’t Match? How about a residency on Maui? Read More »

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One thing I wish I had read prior to interviewing for residency was the Resident’s Guide to the RLS. RLS stands for the Residency Learning System, and discusses all the reasoning behind the designing of the infamous Resi-Trak, the headache …

What is a Pharmacy Residency all about? Read More »

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So many opportunities are presenting themselves in the residency, that I have a hard time keeping up, let alone blog about it! I blogged earlier about the web we weave. Well, talk about a long term care rotation has progessed, …

Aging With Aloha Read More »

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If your child gets Measles, Mumps or Rubella, can you sue Andrew Wakefield? He started a scare 12+ years ago that is finally being publicly invalidated. Despite prior analyses and publications, the public is only now getting the real low-down. Thank you …

Sue Andrew Wakefield? Read More »

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I have been talking to my co-resident about both of us blogging on here. Another idea is to help her set up her own blog. I still don’t know what is best, but it seems that either way, it would …

Double Trouble? Read More »

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