We finished our last final yesterday and it feels soooooo good to be done! I know I’ve said it numerous times but time really does fly when you’re having fun. I’ve learned a lot and had the chance to meet so many amazing friends this year. PD2… bring it on!
Last day as a PD1.
Enjoy your summer everyone! Especially those who will be starting pharmacy school this coming fall! See you all in September
Posted by susanatumn on May 16, 2013
The Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA) hosted a banquet last Thursday to recognize students and faculty members for their hard work that they have put in this school year. We had the opportunity to meet students from Duluth, and reunite with one of my classmates whom I met during undergrad! Yay! The food was of course delicious! Enjoy the pics!
Hi old friend!
Duluth students + Twin Cities students
The new MPSA E-board!
Posted by susanatumn on May 8, 2013
The sun finally decided to come out last Saturday and it was a perfect day to be outside. Some of us got together and went to a Twins game. The good news is we won!
Speaking of school, we only have about two weeks left and we’ll be officially done with our first year. After finals, I’ll be traveling to Mexico to give free health screenings and starting my internship, which I’m super excited about!
Good luck with finals!
Posted by susanatumn on May 1, 2013
When the sun finally comes out it is time to skip class for an adventure to the zoo and the children’s museum! Another amazing part of having our classes recorded is I don’t have to miss out on any lectures when my son is sick, his daycare is cancelled,or we simply need a family day every now and then!
Captain Kaiden mapping out our journey!
Dad, I’m on MTV!
Posted by robertatumn on April 25, 2013
This summer, I’ll be travelling with my fellow pharmacy classmates to Puebla, Mexico through MPSA to provide free health screenings in underserved areas. Please help support our trip by joining us at Noodles & Company (on Washington Ave) THIS WEDNESDAY, April 24th, between 4pm-9pm. 25% of the proceeds go to our cause if you SAY YOU’RE THERE FOR MPSA OR PUEBLA, or hand them one of the flyers we will be passing out this week. All you have to do is show up and eat some yummy food… dine in or take out! I can’t think of an easier way to help a good cause, can you? We hope to see you all there!! Please spread the word, come eat a lot and bring your friends
Posted by susanatumn on April 23, 2013
Last week was a pretty hectic week for us first year students. We had two exams, two quizzes, a focused lab assessment and a bunch of other assignments due, but I’m glad to say that we all survived
I received my IPPE rotate site for the summer (yes, first-year students do get to do rotations!). Mine is going to be block 4, at Cub Pharmacy. Although I’m already working at a community pharmacy, I’m still very excited to spend three weeks there. It’s nice to see how different community pharmacy operates. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the rotation site, so I’m actually quite pumped for that!
Pictures of the week:
Snowstorm in April? Only in Minnesota
Right outside of Weaver-Densford Hall.
Posted by susanatumn on April 22, 2013
This last week was crazy with the weather, exams and lots of due dates! As we start to see the finish line I reflect on this past year and realize how much I enjoyed 2nd year! This semester in particular has been quite amazing. Many of the classes have been quite eye-opening and very interesting. This semester for my electives I took Pharmacogenomics as well as the Honors Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology Seminar, both of which I highly recommend. The seminar courses offered at the COP are incredibly interesting with each class you get to learn about different research going on within the college that you otherwise might have not had any idea about! It’s a great opportunity to learn about the research process as well as to interact with professors and researchers. It still amazes me that we get to have discussions about amazing research with the very people are conducting this research. I have been profoundly impressed with the high level of research that is done all throughout the college.
Also congrats to third years (especially Tranpharmers!) who got their white coats! As well as to the numerous 4th years who matched! We had a 79% match rate,much higher than the national average!
This was Friday on campus… ridiculous!
Posted by robertatumn on April 21, 2013
Yet again, another BIG milestone in our lives today……receiving our new white coat to mark the beginning of our year of rotations to come!!! This ceremony is our last big get together as an entire class, before everyone goes off on their own ways for rotations. It’s kind of bitter sweet looking back at our 3 years in class together, how much we have all grown together and bonded. It will be hard to imagine not seeing these 100+ people everyday next year, but then again, it’s about time we go out into the real world to actually practice pharmacy!!! We are all very excited about what is to come, and of course, cannot WAIT until May 10, 2014, when we get to walk across that stage and become practicing professionals!!!
A BIG thank you to the OSS staff, faculty/preceptors of the college, and of course our PD3 class reps for organizing this great event!
Hope you enjoy the pictures.
-Phat & Kim
Posted by Transpharmers on April 19, 2013
Phi Delta Chi and Kappa Psi teaming up for Relay for life! Our team name was “Pharming for a Cure”. Despite the cold weather, we had a lot of fun camping out at the TCF stadium. Here are some of the pictures:
Burrrrrrrrrr!!!The whole crew!
Posted by susanatumn on April 15, 2013
Hello Blog Readers!!
Still deciding on whether to come to the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy? Well, let me provide you with a few reasons to consider, and hopefully these will help you make up your mind
Looks like Christmas again!!
Winter is back!!!! Yes, I know, spring officially started March 20th according to the calendar…but not in good ole Minnesota, where the weather is always so unpredictable, which makes for a great adventure everyday!
The roads are slippery and traffic is NOT moving.
Snow day!!! Not an official University snow day…..but a Tran sibling snow day.
Yup, car is taking a break today.
Thanks to our great interactive TV (ITV) system, we have no fear of missing lectures!! We can enjoy watching our professors teach from the comforts of our home, at double the speed
There you have it, just a few reasons for your consideration. Hope to see you again soon! Now back to watching lectures.
-Phat & Kim
Posted by Transpharmers on April 11, 2013