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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: amylei@berkeley.edu

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university health services student pharmacy volunteer

UniversityHealth Services Student PHARMACY Volunteer

Program ApplicationforSUMMER 2010

Email: amylei@berkeley.edu


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

pills membership
PILLS Membership
  • 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
volunteer requirement
Volunteer Requirement

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


upcoming volunteer events
Upcoming Volunteer Events

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.

ruthi choi

UCSF School of Pharmacy

Student Pharmacist year 3

dr lisa englert pharmd bcps

Dr. Sarah Scarpace, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Lisa Englert, PharmD, BCPS

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

the path to becoming a pharmacist

The Path to Becoming a Pharmacist

Lisa Englert, PharmD, BCPS

April 27th, 2010

PILLS- UC Berkeley

UCSF School of Pharmacy

what is it that draws us to the pharmacy profession
What is it that draws us to the Pharmacy Profession?
  • Health Care = Helping People
  • Professional Career
  • Stable job market with good salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Wide variety of career opportunities
my first introduction to pharmacy
My first introduction to Pharmacy
  • Dry Cleaner vs. Drug Store
getting into pharmacy school
Getting into Pharmacy School
  • Dedicated myself to science classes
  • Researched programs
  • Studied for the PCAT
  • Got a job
job as a pharmacy technician
Job as a pharmacy technician
  • Hospital pharmacy technician
  • Gained exposure to
    • IV Room
    • Compounding
    • Chemotherapy
    • TPN
    • Worked with Pharmacists and Residents
    • Satellite pharmacy
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Pharmacy School
  • 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
  • 3rd year
    • Applying the basic science to patient cases
    • Figuring out interests
      • Kidney vs. Heart
  • 4th year
    • Rounding on a team with preceptor pharmacist
    • See real patients
      • Pediatric rotations in general peds, PICU, oncology
      • Shocking experiences
        • ICU, burn unit
job vs residency
Job vs. Residency
  • 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
pharmacy practice residency
Pharmacy Practice Residency
  • UCSF
    • #1 School of Pharmacy
    • Teaching
    • Large Program
    • Pediatrics
  • Knew that I wanted to practice clinical pharmacy
  • Knew that I wanted to work in pediatrics
  • Could I ever get hired at UCSF?
types of pharmacy jobs
Types of Pharmacy Jobs
  • Retail/Community Pharmacy
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Academia
  • Industry
  • Managed Care
  • Home Healthcare
  • Drug information/Medical Communications
  • Mail Service Pharmacy
  • Long Term Care
  • Nuclear Pharmacy
community pharmacy
Community Pharmacy
  • Chain pharmacy
  • Chain pharmacy manager
  • Independent pharmacy
  • Compounding pharmacy
  • Mail order pharmacy
hospital pharmacy
Hospital 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
  • Pharmaceutical Company
    • Medical Communications
    • Medical Science Liaison
    • Research and Development
pediatric clinical pharmacist at ucsf children s hospital
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist at 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
typical day at work
Typical Day at work
  • 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
pediatric clinical pharmacist at ucsf school of pharmacy
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist at UCSF School of 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
what is the best part of my job
What is the best part of my job?
  • 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
global opportunities diversity
Global opportunities/Diversity
  • 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
pros cons of pharmacy
Pros/Cons of 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
  • “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
words of advice
Words of Advice
  • 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
  • Come talk to us if you have questions!
  • Good luck on finals
  • See you next year

Thank you!