As part of my second year portfolio, I was required to complete two interprofessional learning activities with third year podiatry students. Learning to appreciate the roles of other healthcare professionals allowed me to focus on my own wider career goals, and not be distracted by the short-term pressures that come with sitting exams. The experience allowed me to consolidate my learning and adopt a more holistic view of patient care in order to improve patient outcomes.
Rotations are an exciting time in pharmacy school because you finally get the chance to utilize everything that you’ve learned during your didactic year. But while it’s exciting, it can also be nerve-wrecking and perhaps not everything that you signed up for.
“The journey is absolutely the best part. Often in life we get fixated on the end goal and forget to enjoy ourselves along the way. Life is nothing without the journey and people along the way. Through pharmacy school, you learn various cultures, perspectives, backgrounds, and gain a greater appreciation for life. You also learn more about yourself as a person and future clinician.” – Jason Gaines, Mercer College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, GA
Pharmacy School HQ is what I wish I had when I started my pre-pharm journey.
Preparing the Next Generation of Health-System Pharmacists.
The Pharmacy Student Forum serves to help prepare ASHP student members for successful careers in hospital and health-system practice, equipped with the skills to lead our profession into the future.
Pharmacy Forums. The Student Doctor Network is an independent community of students, advisors, educators, and practicing doctors.
Pharmacy is Right for Me provides students, parents, and educators with interactive tools, resources, and first-person testimonials that give insight into the exciting and diverse career opportunities that exist within the field of pharmacy.
Pharmacy.org is a database of pharmacy related websites which was started around February-March 1994 (link no longer active) by David Bourne.
f you’re considering pharmacy school, resources abound on The Pharmacist Blog - Pharmacy School HQ.
As the name implies, Therapeutics Education Collaboration focuses on rational drug therapy. Podcasts are typically case-based and encourage participants to think critically about appropriate treatments - Pharmacy School HQ
The mission of APhA-ASP is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, to improve patient care, and to envision and advance the future of pharmacy.
The British Pharmaceutical Students' Association is in its 65th year and is the only national body that represents pharmacy students and preregistration trainees. We aim to promote the interests and welfare of pharmacy students and are the official student organisation of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
The objective of EPSA is to develop the interests and opinions of European Pharmacy Students' and to encourage contact and co-operation between them.
IPSF is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-religious organisation and is the leading international advocacy organisation of pharmacy students promoting improved public health through provision of information, education, networking, and a range of publication and professional activities.
Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS) is an international, professional pharmacy fraternity open to undergraduate and graduate pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists. Since its establishment in 1913, LKS has grown to more than 22,000 members, with 44 campus chapters and 36 alumni groups chartered internationally.
The National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association represents the interests of its undergraduate and masters student members studying at eleven universities across Australia and of its pre-registrant individual members.