Andrew Burch and Brooke Balenger present a poster on type II diabetes at a local health fair in Monroe, NC
Maximizing the transition from didactic training to practice-based learning

ON ROTATION

It is common practice for the final year of pharmacy school to consist of APPEs.

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Panoramic view
The beginning of the end

ON ROTATION

Greetings fellow student pharmacists. I am a current, final-year student pharmacist and am honored to reflect on my APPE experiences throughout the upcoming year.

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Young women in thought
Take the time for honest reflection

ON ROTATION

“Kelsea,” it is understandable that you have mixed feelings about “real-time” feedback and how you will be evaluated.

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Jason Acevedo and Susan Garcia on laptops
COVID-19 can't slow us down

ON ROTATION

When starting out pharmacy school, every student pharmacist looks forward to finishing their didactic training and going on rotation to make use of the years of pharmacy knowledge they have acquire

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Kristi Fritch and pet dog with celebratory cake
The real 'Heather'

ON ROTATION By Kristi Fritch, PharmD, MBA

Over the past year, I have thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to share my experiences on rotation as a final-year student pharmacist.

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Preparing boxes for shipping.
What is ‘normal’?

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.

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List of the 'New Normal' living
New 'normal'

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.

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Alyssa Rinaldi with friends at nail salon.
Find your anchor

ON ROTATION

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.

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Cabinet full of bottled containing medicinal plants.
When in Romania

ON ROTATION

Ambulance sirens scream overhead as you are rushed to the hospital. Medications are administered, labs are drawn, tests are run, and interventions are made.

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Claire Schumann staring out over valley in Kenya.
Bubbles bursting

ON ROTATION

For most of my life, I have lived in a bubble.

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Illustration of woman jogging.
Fired up instead of burned out

ON ROTATION

As I headed to the desert for December’s ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exposition in Las Vegas, NV, I was a ball of nerves.

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Mathews working with other student pharmacist
An approach to layered learning

ON ROTATION

Stepping into the world of APPEs can seem daunting.

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Figure standing out from the rest
More than a number

ON ROTATION

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?

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Dandelion with seeds blowing away
Stop, listen, and be empathetic

ON ROTATION

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.

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Abigail Takacs (right) and Holly Goetz working at clinic
Adventure of a lifetime

ON ROTATION

I like to tell people my motto is “go everywhere, talk to everyone, eat everything.”

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Durga Dahal (center) with preceptor Jeffery Tingen, PharmD, and Reagan Thompson
From refugee to providing care for refugee patients

ON ROTATION

I was born and raised in a refugee camp in the eastern part of Nepal; however, my parents and ancestors were born and raised in Bhutan.

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Clocks on wall
Somehow, I manage

ON ROTATION

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.

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Whitney Simerlein on mountain trail
Set the tone for new practitioner life

ON ROTATION

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.

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Makeshift Pharmacy
Serving through the highs and lows

ON ROTATION

By “Heather”

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Wheeler working closely with other pharmacist
Place focus on the patient and the rest will follow

ON ROTATION

By Sarah Wheeler, PharmD

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