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Let’s Not Supersize That Rx Just Yet

I saw this headline on a LinkedIn update today from one of the many groups I subscribe to: New Survey: Walgreens’ Customers Flock to Independent Pharmacies. Walgreens made a bold move and exited some major benefit networks. Thousands of people

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Caught in the current

So many things running around in my brain, I can hardly keep up. It’s exciting, yet nerve-wracking. I am nearing the end of my residency, and I feel like I am just now gaining speed. I think having the new

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Tipping Point

I find it “amusing” that our mentor Bill Jones has said numerous times that pharmacy residents aren’t very good at things for their first 6 months, and that after that, things start to click and they pick up momentum. Yesterday

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Amen

We received our IRB approval!! Amen

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United, we thrive

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.

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Seattle, where friends meet

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.

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Didn’t Match? How about a residency on Maui?

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.

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What is a Pharmacy Residency all about?

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

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We Did It!

Well, after much stressing, searching, reading, writing, more searching, reading and writing, WE FINISHED OUR IRB APPLICATION! I think this is one of the biggest hurdles for residents in the start of their residency. You don’t want to mess up

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Crazy

What is it about residency that makes people crazy, that drives women to cry and seek out counseling? Is it that there are so many things to do, and you don’t see how any one person (YOU) can do it

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