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PILLS 9 th General Meeting Pediatric Pharmacy Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Tang Center Opportunity Amy Lei University Health Services Student PHARMACY Volunteer Program Application for SUMMER 2010 Email: [email protected]

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PILLS 9th General MeetingPediatric Pharmacy

Tuesday, April 27, 2010



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UniversityHealth Services Student PHARMACY Volunteer

Program ApplicationforSUMMER 2010

Email: [email protected]


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Application, Transcript (unofficial), Resume, and Personal Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

Monday, May 14th, noon

Selection Notifications via email

May 26th

Email Acceptance/Confirmation from selected volunteers

May 28th

Pharmacy Volunteer Training

TBA, week of May 31st

Pharmacy Volunteer Begins

Monday, June 7th

Pharmacy Volunteering Ends

Week of August 9th


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Membership Update Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

Rita Chang


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PILLS Membership Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • How to be an ACTIVE PILLS member

    • Turn in PILLS membership form and fee

    • Attend at least 2 general meetings

    • Attend at least 1 social

    • Contribute at least 4 hours of community service


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Volunteering Update Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

Marissa Hom


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Volunteer Requirement Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

Complete 4 hrs/ semester

Join a PILLS group volunteer opportunity or volunteer individually

Individual Volunteering: Download and Complete “Volunteer Form” on website

--> due Sunday, May 16 -- 11:59pm

E-mail me if you have any questions

[email protected]


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Upcoming Volunteer Events Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

Emerson Elementary Multicultural Fair - Sunday, May 2

American Red Cross at Cal Blood Drive - Tuesday, May 4

Thank you to the Chaparral House Gardening Day volunteers!

E-mail me if you want to join an event.


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Hot Topic – Inhalable Insulin Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

Henry Tran


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Ruthi Statement due in person at the Pharmacy Choi

UCSF School of Pharmacy

Student Pharmacist year 3


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Dr. Sarah Statement due in person at the Pharmacy Scarpace, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Lisa Englert, PharmD, BCPS

Pediatric Clinical PharmacistUCSF Children's HospitalAssistant Clinical ProfessorUCSF School of Pharmacy


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The Path to Becoming a Pharmacist Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

Lisa Englert, PharmD, BCPS

April 27th, 2010

PILLS- UC Berkeley

UCSF School of Pharmacy


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What is it that draws us to the Pharmacy Profession? Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Health Care = Helping People

  • Professional Career

  • Stable job market with good salary

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Wide variety of career opportunities


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My first introduction to Pharmacy Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Dry Cleaner vs. Drug Store


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University of Florida- undergrad Statement due in person at the Pharmacy


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Getting into Pharmacy School Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Dedicated myself to science classes

  • Researched programs

  • Studied for the PCAT

  • Got a job


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Job as a pharmacy technician Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Hospital pharmacy technician

  • Gained exposure to

    • IV Room

    • Compounding

    • Chemotherapy

    • TPN

    • Worked with Pharmacists and Residents

    • Satellite pharmacy


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Pharmacy School Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Accepted!


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Pharmacy School Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • 1st year

    • Difficult classes – Biochemistry, Anatomy

    • Ready for more clinical classes

  • 2nd year

    • Memorization of tables, charts, chemical structures

    • Mechanisms of drugs

    • Learned counseling techniques


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Pharmacy School Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • 3rd year

    • Applying the basic science to patient cases

    • Figuring out interests

      • Kidney vs. Heart

  • 4th year

    • ROTATIONS!

    • Rounding on a team with preceptor pharmacist

    • See real patients

      • Pediatric rotations in general peds, PICU, oncology

      • Shocking experiences

        • ICU, burn unit


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Job vs. Residency Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Residency is on-the-job training

  • Make ½ the salary for 1-2 years

  • Provides opportunity for more diverse jobs

  • Allows you to specialize

  • Opens doors through professional contacts


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Graduation Statement due in person at the Pharmacy


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Pharmacy Practice Residency Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • UCSF

    • #1 School of Pharmacy

    • Teaching

    • Large Program

    • Pediatrics


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Job Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Knew that I wanted to practice clinical pharmacy

  • Knew that I wanted to work in pediatrics

  • Could I ever get hired at UCSF?


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Types of Pharmacy Jobs Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Retail/Community Pharmacy

  • Hospital Pharmacy

  • Academia

  • Industry

  • Managed Care

  • Home Healthcare

  • Drug information/Medical Communications

  • Mail Service Pharmacy

  • Long Term Care

  • Nuclear Pharmacy


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Community Pharmacy Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Chain pharmacy

  • Chain pharmacy manager

  • Independent pharmacy

  • Compounding pharmacy

  • Mail order pharmacy


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Hospital Pharmacy Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Clinical Pharmacists

    • Specialties: Pediatrics, Oncology, Neurosurgery, Orthosurgery, Emergency Medicine, Solid Organ Transplant, Infectious diseases, Cardiology

  • Staff Pharmacists

  • IV Room Pharmacists

  • Investigational Drug Pharmacist

  • Pharmacy informatics

  • Management


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Industry Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Pharmaceutical Company

    • Medical Communications

    • Medical Science Liaison

    • Research and Development


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Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist at Statement due in person at the Pharmacy UCSF Children’s Hospital

  • Role as team pharmacist

    • Daily Rounds with Bone Marrow Transplant team

    • Educate health care team about medications

    • Facilitate medication getting to patients

    • Work with physicians, nurses, residents, students

    • Promote medication safety

    • Pharmacokinetic monitoring of drug therapy

    • Coordinate discharge medications

    • Teach patients and families how to use medications


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Typical Day at work Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Arrive 7:30-9am

  • 9-11am patient rounds with the medical team

  • 11-12pm Take care of issues from rounds

  • 12-1pm lunch/emails

  • 1-2pm Discharge teaching with patients

  • 2-3pm Meet with student on rotation

  • 3-4pm Committee Meetings

  • 4-5pm Work up patients for next day


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Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist at UCSF School of Pharmacy Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Teaching

    • 4th year students on clinical rotations can spend 6 weeks on pediatric service

    • Pharmacy residents

    • Pediatric Elective

      • 10 week course focusing on pediatric pharmacotherapy


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What is the best part of my job? Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • The patients

    • 11yo kidney transplant patient who learned all of her medications to get out by New years

    • 5yo who couldn’t swallow capsules- melted them with warm milk

    • 3 month old requiring subcutaneous shots twice a day in the NICU

    • 10yo Spanish speaking leukemia patient who learned to speak English during his months of chemotherapy treatments


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Global opportunities/Diversity Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Opportunities exist for medical missions/ volunteering/international jobs

  • Clinic in Honduras where pharmacist from England organizes medication for area hospitals

  • Traveled to Central America

  • Lived with local families

  • Learned to speak Spanish


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Pros/Cons of Pharmacy Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Pros

    • Health Care = Helping People

    • Professional Career

    • Stable job market with good salary

    • Flexible work schedules

    • Wide variety of career opportunities

  • Cons

    • People are sick- hospital/community

    • Constant attention to detail

    • Repetition

    • Insurance Companies

    • Long hours

    • 24/7 Operations


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Obstacles Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • “I’ll never…..

    • Get into pharmacy school

    • Match with a residency program

    • Get a job as a pediatric clinical pharmacist

  • How will I pay for it?

    • Worked every weekend at the hospital pharmacy

    • Loans


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Words of Advice Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Believe in yourself

  • Go for it

  • Tell people what you want

  • Work hard

  • Take jobs that give you experience

  • Listen to the compliments people give you to help identify your strengths


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Conclusion Statement due in person at the Pharmacy

  • Come talk to us if you have questions!

  • Good luck on finals

  • See you next year

Thank you!


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