Integrative Musings

Tag: Medicine

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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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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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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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. …

Making a dent $40,000 at a time Read More »

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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 …

Chicago is DOWN with Integration Read More »

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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. …

Pharmacy Specialties…. do I take the plunge? 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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