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About quynh14

Hey there, I’m Quynh! I’m a third year student at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy at USG. I love sunshine, laughter, country music, and pad thai. I promise I’m nice, so please come say hello if you see me around campus :)

The Gift of Mentorship

Since starting pharmacy school, I have been incredibly lucky to have built strong relationships with a few mentors. These were older students who invested time into helping me make the most of my pharmacy school experience. They answered my questions … Continue reading

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Drugs and Superbugs

Humans have been engaged in a never-ending arms race with one particular enemy for nearly 90 years. Any ideas who this enemy might be? If you guessed bacteria, then you are one smart cookie. The first effective antibiotics were introduced … Continue reading

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The Dos and Don’ts for Successful Event Planning

When I applied for pharmacy school, I thought I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. Four intense years of pharmacology and therapeutics? Definitely. Pharmacy law? Yup. Patient counseling? Mmhm. Lots of dosage and pharmacokinetic calculations? You bet. What … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Medicine

Today is the day I’ve been waiting in anticipation for since the beginning of the school year. It’s the day of APhA-ASP OTC Medicine Safety’s very first Medicine Mystery outreach at Olney Library (please see my post When Language Meets … Continue reading

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YIPPEE for IPPEs!

Thank you so much for choosing to spend a few minutes of your Saturday with me! For those new to Around the Grove, my name’s Quynh. I’m a third-year student pharmacist at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy at … Continue reading

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Quynh-Nhu Nguyen, ½ PharmD

At 9:41 a.m. today, I submitted my LAST exam of the year. Assuming that I passed all my classes this semester, I am officially a P3 and 50% pharmacist! This morning, one of my friends posted on Facebook a “self-reflection … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Gordon Price

As my second year of pharmacy school wraps up, I’ve been reflecting quite a bit on my experiences at USG over these past four semesters. A large part of what has made my time at USG so wonderful thus far … Continue reading

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(Inter-professional) Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Last Monday, I had the rare opportunity of having dinner with Dr. Edelstein, Executive director of the Universities at Shady Grove, and conversing with him about graduate student life at USG. From this discussion with Dr. E., I learned firsthand … Continue reading

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When Language Meets Medicine

Of all my wonderful experiences in pharmacy school thus far, I would have to say that my involvement with the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) OTC Medicine Safety committee has been my favorite. OTC Medicine Safety is a … Continue reading

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The Opioid Epidemic & Our Community

Each spring, the Universities at Shady Grove’s Office of Student Services (OSS), in collaboration with student organizations, hosts a Civic Engagement Series event that brings attention to a critical issue of interest to our community. Successful past events have focused … Continue reading

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