Better late than never?

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As always, I’m late in posting this .. I can’t believe 10 weeks have gone by since I finished my Acute Care rotation at Methodist Hospital in Saint Louis Park, but I definitely haven’t forgotten how wonderful the experience was.

I will admit, I was a bit frightened before I started there. I had heard stories of how intense the rotation was and how much work it was. It’s true, it is hard work; but it’s totally worth it! I learned an insane amount during my 10 weeks at Methodist. Now, I’m not a very inpatient oriented person, and I knew this going in. But I wanted to make the most out of my time there, and the pharmacy team definitely met me half way. All of the pharmacists were super great about tailoring my experience to have a little bit of an outpatient focus wherever they could throw it in. From kinetics to warfarin dosing, I learned the inpatient side as well as outpatient pearls.

The additional projects like Journal Club and the CE presentation with my preceptor Anne Schullo-Fuelner were great opportunities for me to brush up on all of the information that I pushed out of my head during school. Anne taught me an insane amount about how to critically read and interpret journal articles, and I was able to put those skills to use during my current rotation and impress my preceptor! :-). And I can’t forget the residents for all of their help and feedback from when we conducted our Journal Clubs and gave our CE presentations.

Although I did spend quite a bit of time at Methodist on a daily basis, I would say every minute was worth it. I was constantly learning, and it was a great atmosphere to do it in. All of the pharmacist are very friendly, Anne was a fantastic preceptor who, I feel, really got to know me as an individual and helped me get the most out of my experience. And I can’t forget my partner in crime, Yan Yan Huang- I think we definitely supported each other through the more difficult days, and had quite a few laughs together!

I definitely would recommend this rotation to all of the future PD4s! I know I’ve said that about all of my rotations, but I guess I have been very lucky and had some fantastic rotations!

Thank you Anne and the Methodist team for a wonderful Acute Care rotation!!!

(Stay Tuned for a post about Ambulatory Care. Hopefully I can get that done BEFORE I start my next rotation at SafetyCall)

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