Notes about sunblocks 😁
A summary for a part of the horrible “Inborn Errors of Metabolism” chapter.
I’m officially living out my life as a P1 and while I knew it was going to be a lot of work, it’s week three and I already feel behind. If any fellow pharmacy students have any tips for time management or have any effective study methods that really helped them, the advice would be greatly appreciated!
~did someone say organic chemistry and hot beverages? 🦁☕️
Hi! I am admittedly very behind in messages, but happy to answer any and all questions related to pharmacy school. This is a very vague question, so i’ll try to summarize in two parts:
- Types of programs and program breakdowns
- My experience
There are two traditional routes into pharmacy
A. 0-6 Program: programs where you are admitted into pharmacy school straight out of high school. These programs are 6-years.
- Year 0-2: “pre-professional” years where you complete pre-requisites (ex: writing, biology, chemistry, etc
- Year 3-5: “professional” years where you complete clinical courses (ex: infectious disease, microbiology, pharmacokinetics, endocrinology, pharmacy law).
- Year 6: clinicals. These vary by school. My program required eight 5-week courses for completion of the program
B. 4-Year Programs: May need to take PCAT. Similar application process as graduate school.
- Same breakdown as above, except years 0-2 are completed in your undergraduate years.
2. My Experience
As all doctorate programs, its not a walk in the park. I loved the program, the profession, my peers, mentors, and all the relationships i’ve made. But I would not be doing you justice if I didn’t tell you the dangers of entering this profession. Jobs are currently very scarce in the field, and salaries in community pharmacy are being cut. When I first started pharmacy school, the expectation was a ~$60/hr salary out of school. Currently, it is $40-50/hr depending on (1) geographical location, company, and experience.
Residency, fellowships, and other nontraditional routes offer great experience. I highly recommend them, but they are extremely competitive given the amount of students graduating every year (and increasing)! If you choose to pursue pharmacy, please go the extra mile in having quality connections, joining extracurriculars, and experience all areas before confining yourself to a niche. I truly believe pharmacists can do great things. But we can do it only with appropriate training and placing ourselves in the right place to be seen, respected, and heard as healthcare professionals in an interdisciplinary team. Choose an accredited school that will provide you the training, teaching, and experience that you would want post-graduation. I have been feeling extremely bitter and cynical with the trajectory of pharmacy as of late.
If you have any additional questions, let me know!
When you’re on your 3rd rotation and already tired and have 4 more to go
concept: sitting in a busy coffee shop, overcast skies, sipping at your bittersweet double shot iced coffee, searching up entries and articles about drug development and pharmaceutical related products, scratching excerpts from articles into your notes, compiling the information gathered into a brief paper that you will later share with whoever is willing to listen.
“you are the series of mistakes that had to happen for you to find your you.”
i want to follow some DA (dark academia) blogs! please reblog this if you are an active DA blog!
also! please tag your fav DA blogs in the reblog!
thank you very much 🖋🖤📰
Our biological course involved microscopic drawings - had so much fun! 🌿🔬
Bonus: pictures I tried to take through the ocular lens 😹
when ur so close to graduating pharm school that you can already smell the fresh ferrous gluconate and olmesartan
How’s everyone doing during this quarantine life?? Never in my life I thought I would live through something like this. It really feels like a scene out of a movie! Hope everyone is staying safe! I’m blessed to still be working during this pandemic but also exhausted at the workload now 😪
lowkey am tempted to switch from pharmacy major to chem, but then i realize this:
why would i want to do that as i’m paying 50k a year at this school when i could do it for cheaper at a community college by my humble abode?
#How to survive 10h in university
- laptop/notebooks and pencil case
- lip balm and cushion foundation
- wet wipes and sanitary gel
- mini hand soap and spray deodorant
- my fav mini size perfume
- phone charger and earphones
- mint chewing gum
- a water bottle and my wallet
- a mini comb and one hair tie
- some snacks
- A LOT of patience