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April 2016

P4s, Use What You’ve Learned and Believe In Yourself

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Dear Incoming P4 Student,

There’s a lot to be said about your achievement thus far. The first three years of pharmacy school were far from easy, and I’m pleased to inform you that all those long nights of studying have finally come to fruition. The sleepless, caffeine-fueled nights are finally paying off.  I’m talking, of course, about your fourth-year rotations. You will now have the opportunity to take all the knowledge gained over the past three years of training and implement them in ways you never realized. However, I can assure you that you will continue to impress not only your preceptors and fellow healthcare providers, but also yourself. Read More

P3s, Learn, Enjoy, and Make Memories

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Dear Incoming P3 Student,

Congratulations on completing your first two years of pharmacy school! The transition from the P2 to P3 year was the most exciting for me as a pharmacy student. It’s the point where I began to feel confident in my knowledge of the material I learned and the ability to counsel patients. It’s also the point that I realized that I was really going to graduate pharmacy school and have a career as a pharmacist. This may sound silly to some, but for me it was a turning point. Read More

P2s, Get Your Feet Wet and Discover Pharmacy

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Dear Incoming P2 Student,

Congratulations! You have made it through your P1 year, the “Year of Firsts” – your first verbal exam, the first time you may have stepped foot in an actual pharmacy, the first time you’ve counseled a patient (whether real or standardized), etc.  All of these firsts make it a challenging, yet very exciting and quick-paced year.  The P1 year was a year to really get your feet wet and discover what being a pharmacist really entails.  So now you may be wondering what to expect for P2 year… Read More