Hello everyone! My name is Quynh (pronounced like “Quinn”). I graduated in 2015 from the University of Maryland, College Park (Go Terps!) with a degree in Biology and am now a P2 at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG).

Much of my time in pharmacy school is spent studying, watching lectures, and working up patient cases – all in the hopes of one day becoming an amazing pharmacist and patient advocate!

But honestly, I’d go completely insane if all I did in school was stuff my brain with information about drugs. So I also spend a good chunk of my time planning events and doing outreaches through awesome student organizations like the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). It’s a great way to both take a breather from my studies and make a positive impact on my community.

And when things with school get a little too stressful and I’m feeling overwhelmed, all it takes is an episode of Friends or I Love Lucy to make everything better.  Laughter really is the best medicine – take it from a future pharmacist!

In my spare time, I also enjoy…

  • hanging out with my best friends. Now that we’re all busy with grad school, though, this doesn’t happen nearly as much as I’d like.
  • playing the piano (and sometimes attempting to sing along at the same time).
  • learning to cook Vietnamese dishes from my talented mom, the best home cook there is in my biased opinion.
  • improving my Spanish. Traveling to Central America twice this past year definitely helped!

Choosing to come to USG is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I love practically everything about this small, yet energetic campus that I’ve started to call my second home, from its wonderfully diverse student body to its always warm and inviting atmosphere.

I am so glad that you’ve discovered this blog and am beyond excited to share with you my experiences this year “Around the Grove!” Enjoy!