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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 …

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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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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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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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I was a member of the MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) in New Mexico, but I wasn’t able to complete all of the training to ever go out and do anything due to pharmacy school. Well, I found the information for …

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Watch Shirley, one of our hi-energy pharmacy technicians at Maui Clinic Pharmacy, rip a phone book in half on the first try. No cheating here! When she is working, you might want to leave your attitude at the door. Wow!

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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 …

Working on HI time Read More »

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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 …

Making 9 Months Count Read More »

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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. …

Poverty in Paradise Read More »

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