Our hard work is starting to pay off!

Never thought I would say having one exam and four quizzes was an easy week, but boy does it feel good. Second year is going amazing! Being able to at least attempt to have clinical conversations with the clinical pharmacists at in the hospital makes it all worth it, especially if you know the answer!

It has been a very challenging, but rewarding second year.

Project breathe was able to meet some amazing people, talk about cats, and was able to educate  patients on asthma at the MPSA health fair at the Shiloh Baptist Church.

In other news we recently found out we are going to have another member of our family sometime this summer!

Having our second child is a testament to the fact that you can absolutely have a family and be a student pharmacist.

In fact there are quite a few students with families in the program.

Happy Halloween!

American Pharmacist Month Antics!

For good luck!

Just hanging with Lucy celebrating American Pharmacist Month!

Tension headaches, 4:00 AM cramming, and don’t forget to suit up!

As the 100+ tasks on my current gTasks application would lead one to believe, things have hit the fan! I am surprisingly fine with this though. Perhaps first year was enough practice to master the art of time management, or perhaps it is the fact that I enjoy learning the “meat and potatoes” of pharmacy school.

This last week was very busy and a lot of fun. I got to have an awesome time talking to older patients about their asthma at a health fair (through Project Breath an MPSA patient care project). It is amazing how much I surprise myself with the knowledge I have already attained in school and to be able to impact other peoples lives.

We also had our first two exams in Medicinal Agents and Pharmacotherapy. Got through them just in time to finish the week off with some family time before working in IV’s this weekend at UMMC making some TPN’s!

Pic of my son of the week!

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Hello blog followers and fellow bloggers,

I am excited to be joining the blog and to share my experiences as I face the beast (otherwise known as the second year).  I am quite sad to say goodbye to my first summer in the Cities.

It was quite eventful!

I took a trip back home to Colorado with the my wife and son. I had an amazing experience at my IPPE where I  got to do a lot of compounding and worked a lot at the hospital.

Summer gave me some perspective on how to approach this second year and I am excited for the experiences to come.

An end of summer tradition; the state fair with the little man.

The end of summer is bittersweet, but I am very excited to see all my classmates and for the material we will be learning over these next two semesters.

Only 4 days into school and the desk is chaos! I am already enjoying the materials we are learning in Pharmacology, Medicinal Agents, Pharmacotherapy, and Kinetics.

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