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Aging With Aloha

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,

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It’s a complicated web we weave

Ever notice that in life sometimes things fall together in an uncanny way?  It may be interpreted as divine intervention, or fate, or some people may just figure they have it all figured out. I like to see it as

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Double Trouble?

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

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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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Pharmacy Specialties…. do I take the plunge?

Part of the residency is attempting to personalize the year to the resident’s interests. My electives will be exponentially different if I want to open my own pharmacy vs become a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) upon completion of the residency.

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Making 9 Months Count

This week was pivotal in our residency moving forward. My co-resident SJ and I are involved in a new residency, new for everyone involved. It was originally a “regular” PGY1 pharmacy residency, with half or more of our experiences inpatient

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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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Working on vacation is (not) paying off

Let me explain. It’s actually paying off for me quite well. I have a lot of patients to meet with before January 14th, so I have been working from New Mexico, using my computer and my phone. Well, I can

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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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