University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy iPharmD® graduate, Dr. Joe Tabler, explains why he got his doctorate from CU’s iPharmD program. When he first signed up for the program he thought the doctorate would help him obtain a better job. During the program he landed his dream job as faculty with the University of Calgary. Learn why he’d do the program again and why he recommends it to the students he precepts.
Area high school students spend five weeks in the shoes of health care professionals.
Over the past two weeks, we have had the opportunity to participate in the Pre-Collegiate Health Careers Program (PCHCP), held on the Anschutz Medical Campus. During the pharmacy portion of the program, we have seen the remarkable transformation and increased interest amongst these high schoolers in the profession of pharmacy. The students’ pharmacy education was tailored to highlight infectious disease as well as sterile and non-sterile compounding. They were exposed to a wide variety of pharmacy practice settings and gained experience making both oral solutions and hand sanitizers.
According to a recent article in International Educator, “Pharmacy schools on university campuses are balancing various options to deliver the best solutions to influence local and global health.” Writer Karen Leggett interviewed several representatives of U.S. pharmacy schools and current students including our very own Dr. Kari Franson, associate dean for professional education, for a piece titled “The Right Prescription for Internationalization.”
The piece highlighted seven programs and how pharmacy education is becoming a global affair. The following is an excerpt of the interview with Dr. Franson.
Have you ever wondered how to get a job with the FDA, NIH, CDC, or any federal agency for that matter?
Cameron LaChappelle discovered the answer to that question his first year of pharmacy school when Capt. Berry from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was invited to speak during the Professional Development course.
Dr. Chinedu Ozioko managed to juggle a full time job as a pharmacy manager with Walgreens, family and pharmacy school and graduated from CU in three years! Enrolled in the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy’s iPharmD® program for working pharmacists worldwide, Dr. Ozioko proves that with enough drive you can achieve your dreams. Hear what Dr. Ozioko has to say about how he did it.
Faculty member and athlete extraordinaire, Dr. Laura Borgelt, was recently interviewed by Women’s Running magazine regarding the top questions female athletes ask about running, sex and one’s menstrual cycle. Here’s the top questions that the magazine asked and Dr. Borgelt’s answers:
Third-year CU pharmacy student Ahsun Babalmorad hosts Talk Pharmacy. Providing a flavor of life during pharmacy school, Talk Pharmacy highlights student life, provides tips and advice straight from students, the latest advances in pharmacy practice from faculty and innovative research in which our faculty are involved. During the inaugural episode, Ahsun interviews fellow third-year pharmacy student Marina Maes who provides insight and valuable advice for current and prospective students. Stay tuned for the second episode with fourth-year student David Gurule.
Area high school students get a dose of pharmacy school at CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy during the summer session specifically geared to students interested in pursuing health professions.
Take one look at Suhair Shawar and you know she’s not average. From her Middle Eastern looks to her age to her accent, she’s unusual.
Maybe it’s growing up the middle child of seven. Maybe it’s being born a girl in a culture that cherishes boys. Maybe it’s living in war-torn Jerusalem and immigrating to California as a child that has molded her. “I’ve always had to fight. Fight to be heard. Fight to be noticed. Fight for my place,” says Palestinian American Suhair.
In 2004, Terry Viramontes joined the Illinois National Guard. A decision he has never regretted. Still in high school, Terry says, “I had options. I just preferred this one.” He could have gone into the family business. But construction wasn’t for him. “I didn’t want something handed to me. I wanted to do it on my own.”