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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ever notice that in life sometimes things fall together in an uncanny way? ┬áIt 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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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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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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