Four semesters later, here I am writing my last ever blog post for Around the Grove. My decision to apply to be a blogger during my P2 year was completely spontaneous, but I’d say it’s one of the best ones I’ve made in pharmacy school. I’ve written happy posts, sad posts, angry posts, and funny posts. More than anything, blogging has been an outlet for me to use my left side brain and continue to improve my writing. It’s also allowed me to promote exciting social and educational events at USG. Overall, being a blogger has been a wonderful experience that I’d recommend to any USG student. Please be on the lookout for the opportunity to apply, and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!
With third year wrapping up next week, I’ll be starting my experiential rotations very soon. I think the general consensus among my P3 classmates and I at USG with respect to rotations is that we’re “nervous but excited”. I decided to ask a few of my classmates which rotation(s) they’re most looking forward to and why. For my last post, I’d like to share some of their responses with you:
Larissa can’t choose from among her seven rotations. She’s excited for “everything”. Larissa will be at several Kaiser Permanente sites in Baltimore and throughout the DC Metro area, many of which are in underserved communities.
Phuong is most looking forward to her anticoagulation clinic rotation with Kaiser Permanente because it will be a “chance to make a difference in a very specific patient population”.
Tony is most looking forward to his rotation at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because he’s worked in both hospital and retail, but never a government setting. Tony will be working in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Rheumatology Products at FDA.
Ben is most excited for his Bioverativ rotation in Boston and Medimmune rotation in Gaithersburg because he’ll get to see firsthand how pharmacists “leverage basic science to carry out effective formulation design of small biologic molecules”.
Hannah is stoked for her rotation in the Amazon rainforest because, well, it’s the Amazon! Hannah says “it will be exciting to go abroad and see a very different side of pharmacy; we’ll get to learn about medicinal plants which is something we didn’t cover much in school.”
As for me, I’m most looking forward to my Cardiology rotation at the University of Maryland Medical Center. It’ll be a challenging one for sure, but I can’t wait to put what I learned during my Cardiology therapeutic module into practice.
Thanks so much for following along with me on my adventures Around the Grove; it’s been fun 🙂 Whether you’re a current student, staff member, prospective student, or someone else who’s chanced upon this student blog, I wish you all the best in your own life’s adventures!