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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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March 2019

Finding your push

On a recent morning, I was up at 5:30 am. It was my one day off for the week. Why was I up so early you may ask? I am not one to get up before the sun makes its appearance. I am not usually an early mo...

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Residents ... Assemble!

The superheroes who make up the “Avengers” each bring a special skill to the team. The same could be said of the interprofessional health care team at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Ge...

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Embrace the emotion

“Good afternoon Ms. X, I’m calling from the primary care clinic. How are you feeling today?”

“Not very well, actually.”

“Oh, I’m very sorry to hear that. What’s been going on?”...

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Re-establishing your professional roots when on the move

Whether for personal or professional reasons, many New Practitioners will find themselves in a new part of the country early in their careers. For me, this was certainly true. I hopped states in pursuit of...

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Finishing strong: Questions to ask as the final countdown begins

Final evaluations can be intimidating, especially when the end is so close yet so far away. It’s important to have all preceptors recognize that the resident has completed all the core requirements to...

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Novice home-buying

First time purchasing a home? Little idea about what to do? As a recent new homeowner, this is how I initially felt and I hope this article gives you a glimpse of my experience as you begin yours. To ke...

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The art of introspection

I have never met a personality inventory I didn’t like. I could make a case for the importance of knowing what cheese you are as well as your Myers–Briggs personality. In the past, these meaningful pe...

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Lessons learned in the first 5 years

What follows are ideas of mine which might help final-year student pharmacists and New Practitioners transition into the workplace.

Focus on financial planning
After graduating from pharmacy school,...

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Rediscover your purpose

The date was May 6, 2017. I was surrounded by my closest friends who had become my “pharmily.” We sat and listened as a series of speakers discussed our accomplishments over the previous 4 years, an...

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Tax preparation tips for the New Practitioner

As a New Practitioner, it is estimated that over the course or your career, you will earn $9 million in gross income with approximately $6 million moving through your bank account after paying taxes. By...

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