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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

Adventure awaits … Say yes!

This is the story of 3 days, 4 friends, 1 glacier, 2 waterfalls, 5 lakes, 38 miles by foot, and unquantifiable memories. 

The perfect mental health break

I visited my first U.S. national park...

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My pink KitchenAid mixer and me

I remember as a child wanting to pick a skill that would become my “thing.” That thing that people know you for. While I tried my hand at sports (soccer, volleyball) and music (violin), I was just OK...

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Leaning on your pharmacy strengths during uncertainty

As the initial waves of panic and fear, planning and coordination, and the beginning of resource scarcity hit at the start of the COVID–19 global pandemic, patients and pharmacies were inundated with ca...

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A new resident in a new program

Graduating and starting a career is typically a nerve-racking experience. There are many emotions as one navigates the unknowns of the future. This stands true for me. I graduated from pharmacy school du...

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Communication: A key risk management tool for pharmacists

Communication is an important element of pharmacy practice, including communicating with members of the patient health care team to coordinate patient care and educating patients regarding their treatment. Un...

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I didn’t match: A blessing in disguise

Ever stumble upon something and think to yourself, “This is it. I have found my lifelong passion?” It happened to me during an HIV-based elective, and that’s when I learned that infectious disease (I...

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What’s special about my practice setting

Despite specialty pharmacy’s rapid growth as an area of pharmacy practice, there is currently limited exposure to it in general pharmacy school curriculum. As a New Practitioner, I was unfamiliar wi...

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Staying positive in 2020

I started my Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) rotation in early April with a lot of unease and uncertainty. COVID–19 had reached the United States and had been declared a global pandemic. Hydroxychloroquine wa...

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NPN Book Club: The Checklist Manifesto

“Here, then, is our situation at the start of the twenty-first century: we have accumulated stupendous know-how. We have put it in the hands of some of the most highly trained, highly skilled, and ha...

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Learning to live with a new diagnosis

When I began my residency training back in 2018, I knew that it was going to be a long and difficult year. What I did not know was that it was going to be life-changing, both professionally, and even mo...

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