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Making a dent $40,000 at a time

Were you one of the prospective residents last year that researched and networked with programs for nearly two years, flew out to both visit and interview at each site (at least in my case), only to NOT MATCH? I was.

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Working on HI time

One plus about living at Hawaii Standard Time: you get off early because the east coast is shutting down when you are going to lunch. One negative about living at Hawaii Standard Time: when you sign up for a webinar

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Chicago is DOWN with Integration

This looks like something that could/should be done by every Health Science Center. Not only does it educate the public, get students involved in the community, and foster leadership skills, but it also brings different disciplines together in a unified

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Doubling up

Aloha! I realized I have been neglecting posting here. My whole idea was to have a pharmacy blog with more professional postings, and then a personal blog. BUT, part of what I planned on doing on this blog is highlighting

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Never Ever Use “Actually!” You Know? OK? Forsure…. « Ink and Voice

Never Ever Use “Actually!” You Know? OK? Forsure…. « Ink and Voice. Yet again, one of my mentors shared this with me, and not only does it have some great insight, it’s really funny. So, for all those bloggers out

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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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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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ASHP + Twitter= FUN

Last year, I participated in the first ever Twitter competition at ASHP Midyear. Jerry Fahrni and I won last year’s competition. This year, I was pleasantly surprised to see how involved people were in the tweeting, and surprised that I won

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ALOHA spirit is law

I have been meaning to post this for a while, but I think with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and seeing all the depressed faces here on the mainland, I feel it is high time. I find myself

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The Wheels on the Bus…

Somehow, we went from Day 1 of Midyear to Day 4. That is the essence of Midyear though. It’s so packed with great networking, learning, sharing, etc, that there isn’t much time for reflection, sleep, or eating even for me.

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