The Last Summer of All Time

My last year of classes has begun! It has gone incredibly fast, but I am so excited to finish coursework and get out into practice.

What does a 2nd/3rd year pharmacy student do during their summer break?

This summer (being possibly my last summer ever!?) was quite amazing. I started my summer off with my IPPE (Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience) a three week rotation at United Hospital in Saint Paul. I had the most amazing experience shadowing a different pharmacist in nearly every area of practice every day, conducting a huge research project as part of my safety project, working on various other projects,  and one of the coolest experiences of my life was watching an open heart/aortic valve replacement literally right in front of me (geeking out)!!! I was lucky enough to have one of our Duluth counterparts Kauchee on rotation with me which made it extra enjoyable! A special thanks to Dr. Mandt and the entire Pharmacy Dept. at United hospital!

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My project and presentation!

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Kauchee and I with our preceptor.

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Only about a week after my rotation we were back at United Hospital…. For the birth of our baby girl!

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After that the rest of summer was spent working at the hospital (with Dustin/fellow blogger!) before ending summer with a family vacation back to Colorado and California (of course Disneyland!).

Yeah, that's Mcqueen.

Yeah, that’s Mcqueen.

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Go Broncos!

We got back just in time to start this next semester. Third year should be full of fun activities, professional meetings, and classes!

Until next time!

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  1. Joy Flugge

     /  September 10, 2013

    Nice!… in every way possible–professionally, relaxation-wise, and family-wise.

    Reply
  2. Dustin

     /  September 10, 2013

    Congrats on your new baby! She’s a cutie!

    Reply

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