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  1. PILLS 9th General MeetingPediatric Pharmacy Tuesday, April 27, 2010

  2. Tang Center Opportunity Amy Lei

  3. UniversityHealth Services Student PHARMACY Volunteer Program ApplicationforSUMMER 2010 Email: amylei@berkeley.edu

  4. 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

  5. Membership Update Rita Chang

  6. 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

  7. Volunteering Update Marissa Hom

  8. 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 marissahom@gmail.com

  9. 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.

  10. Hot Topic – Inhalable Insulin Henry Tran

  11. RuthiChoi UCSF School of Pharmacy Student Pharmacist year 3

  12. Dr. Sarah Scarpace, PharmD, BCPS Dr. Lisa Englert, PharmD, BCPS Pediatric Clinical PharmacistUCSF Children's HospitalAssistant Clinical ProfessorUCSF School of Pharmacy

  13. The Path to Becoming a Pharmacist Lisa Englert, PharmD, BCPS April 27th, 2010 PILLS- UC Berkeley UCSF School of Pharmacy

  14. 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

  15. My first introduction to Pharmacy • Dry Cleaner vs. Drug Store

  16. University of Florida- undergrad

  17. Getting into Pharmacy School • Dedicated myself to science classes • Researched programs • Studied for the PCAT • Got a job

  18. Job as a pharmacy technician • Hospital pharmacy technician • Gained exposure to • IV Room • Compounding • Chemotherapy • TPN • Worked with Pharmacists and Residents • Satellite pharmacy

  19. Pharmacy School • Accepted!

  20. 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

  21. Pharmacy School • 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

  22. 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

  23. Graduation

  24. Pharmacy Practice Residency • UCSF • #1 School of Pharmacy • Teaching • Large Program • Pediatrics

  25. Job • Knew that I wanted to practice clinical pharmacy • Knew that I wanted to work in pediatrics • Could I ever get hired at UCSF?

  26. 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

  27. Community Pharmacy • Chain pharmacy • Chain pharmacy manager • Independent pharmacy • Compounding pharmacy • Mail order pharmacy

  28. 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

  29. Industry • Pharmaceutical Company • Medical Communications • Medical Science Liaison • Research and Development

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. Obstacles • “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

  37. 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

  38. Conclusion • Come talk to us if you have questions! • Good luck on finals • See you next year Thank you!