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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 personal financial management, innovative practice sites, career profiles, career development tools, and residency and postgraduate programs.
 

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September 2019

Job hunting during COVID–19

There are expectations when you take on a year of postgraduate training. One, you expect to continue the learning that was started while on APPE rotations. Two, you expect to secure a job and jump-start yo...

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Deciding on a dog during residency

Ever since I was younger, I desperately wanted a dog. A dog topped every birthday and Christmas list until I was about 12. Shortly before college, I found my favorite breed: corgis, and looking at pictures of...

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Tips for participating in video interviews

While pharmacy remained an essential business during the COVID–19 pandemic, face-to-face job interviews became all but impossible due to furloughs, cut hours, hiring freezes, and shutdowns. For New Pr...

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Five valuable lessons learned as a New Practitioner

Starting a career as a New Practitioner presents exciting opportunities, challenging situations, and a realm of the unknown to be discovered. It makes you question why you started your career in the fi...

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Pandemic-induced plant parenting

A couple of months ago, I found myself moving to a new city to start my first full-time job as a pharmacist. Having a new living space all to myself meant that I had a blank canvas to work with and in...

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Walking a mile in their shoes: A COVID–19 perspective

Growing up in the Midwest has taught me to have a great deal of respect for, and fear of, natural disasters. My childhood was filled with many memories of taking shelter from tornados as they ravaged ev...

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Building your professional social network

“Pharmacy is a small world.” This phrase, used by my pharmacy school professors to reiterate the importance of networking and professionalism while out in the “real world” of clinical rotations an...

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Staying connected while apart

If you are anything like me, the anticipation of 2020 was palpable. I was done with my pharmacy education and training and had moved to a new city to begin an exciting role. The start of a new decade wa...

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Home buying during a pandemic?

Buying a house is not an easy feat, especially for first-timers. What makes it even worse? Try buying one during a global pandemic. Pharmacists are ingrained with using objectives when learning. Since th...

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The at-home gym membership

When 2020 started, it was time for me to take on a new challenge. For many, the old and glorified “New Year’s Resolution,” usually involves some sort of habit change, and often fitness rises to th...

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