ON ROTATION: By Abbi Blevins, PharmD, MBA
Though I wish circumstances were different, being flexible and creative are vital skills in the world of pharmacy, particularly as an APPE student prior to graduation.
ON ROTATION: By "Heather"
Recently, I discussed the value of managing expectations. After everything the world has experienced over the past couple of months, this lesson could not be more applicable.
The topic of burnout and its prevention has become a hot topic within the pharmacy community. “Heather,” you ask how I prevent burnout—whether I stay active, connected, and centered.
Imagine this: the drive-through line is eight cars deep, all three registers are open, and all four phones are ringing off the hook. “Date of birth? Red 603? Basket 22? Script number 156?
Hello “Heather”! You are quite right in acknowledging that some days, rotations or practice sites can seem very chaotic and stressful, making it a challenge to provide exceptional patient care.
Does anyone else feel like there aren't enough hours in the day? After my third professional year, I thought this feeling would go away … it hasn’t. But somehow, I manage.
Hello, “Heather.” Time management and multi-tasking are essential in pharmacy school (and beyond) and I applaud you for finding ways to keep everything organized.