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Transitions Magazine

Transitions is published bi-monthly for members of the APhA New Practitioner Network. The online newsletter contains information focused on life inside and outside pharmacy practice, providing guidance on various areas of professional, personal, and practice development. Each issue includes in-depth articles on such topics as personal financial management, innovative practice sites, career profiles, career development tools, residency and postgraduate programs, and more.

Responding to an urgent community health need Responding to an urgent community health need

Responding to an urgent community health need

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WSU student pharmacists are ready to test students when they return from holiday break. In early September, just after fall semester began virtually at Washington State University (WSU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the main WSU campus in Pullman experienced a dramatic increase in the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19. The WSU APhA–ASP Chapter was called on to participate in providing COVID-19 testing for undergraduate students, faculty, and staff. Over one weekend, Chapter Patient Care Vice-President Shayne Fontes and I collaborated to help...
A prescription for writing as a student pharmacist A prescription for writing as a student pharmacist

A prescription for writing as a student pharmacist

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Write every day, and make it a point to read daily, too. Why? The answer is simple: to fill up on knowledge is humbling. It is necessary for aspiring student pharmacists to adopt such an approach to daily living. You have been told countless times that lifelong learning awaits. Regardless of practice setting, you can expect to be called upon...
Emerging from the darkness Emerging from the darkness

Emerging from the darkness

In September, the APhA–ASP House of Delegates passed Resolution 2020.1, which encourages schools and colleges of pharmacy to provide mental...
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Making the most of a virtual environment Making the most of a virtual environment

Making the most of a virtual environment

It all started with a Facebook post. On July 24, I read a message written by Janan Amin, a third-year PharmD candidate at the Philadelphia College...
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Pharm to table Pharm to table

Pharm to table

Farm to table is a fine-dining movement that promotes fresh, locally grown food without the use of a middleman, so the food on your plate is...
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It’s a new year … with a new dress code It’s a new year … with a new dress code

It’s a new year … with a new dress code

Interview? Presentation? Virtual rotation? Can I wear pajamas? The remote lifestyle has changed many people’s wardrobes. I no longer have to...
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Our chapter rides the momentum into 2021 Our chapter rides the momentum into 2021

Our chapter rides the momentum into 2021

The year 2020. Need I say more? The last calendar year challenged APhA–ASP Chapters in unforeseen ways. Game plans that we had successfully...
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Through the looking glass

In 2020, Martin Bailey was on the other side of the patient care experience. He persevered through the pandemic and is ready for a brighter 2021. If you’ve ever seen a commercial about Humira, chances are you’ve probably heard of ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn’s disease (CD). I was diagnosed with UC at age 11 when I was transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit at...

Asking yourself the tough questions

Hello again, “Kelsea” here! I am optimistic about my future as a pharmacist as I begin my fifth rotation of the year and start thinking critically about post-graduation career options, but I can’t help feeling uncertain at times.  For final-year student pharmacists, the fall semester can bring some unanticipated stressors. Mine have included...
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