I think it is appropriate to use the phrase at this time of the semester “Time flies when you are having fun!”.
Where did the year go?! I feel like it was yesterday when I was at orientation meeting all new first year pharmacy students. And now we are finishing up our first year!! I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel… 22 more days!
I am getting very anxious for this summer as I will be working as a Summer Intern for Cub Foods Pharmacy! (In Minnesota, you are able to become a licensed intern after your first year of pharmacy school). I have only heard wonderful things about this 8 week program! I look forward to being able to apply the knowledge and skills I have developed as a first year student out in a “real” pharmacy.
Although there are only 22 more days left, there is still a lot to do! I want to make a list but it may just overwhelm me However, in lab right now, we are learning about how to administer immunizations! This is the first year that first year student pharmacists at the University of Minnesota get taught how to administer vaccinations! Over the past couple weeks, we have had to complete online modules to learn about different immunizations, their scheduled doses, correct administration technique, and proper storage. (I still have 1 more module to complete…). This coming Monday, we go into lab and have to give an intramuscular and subcutaneous injection to another student pharmacist (and we get to receive,too)! How cool, right?! 🙂
A number of Kappa Psi members from both campusus are headed to Brookings, SD this weekend for Spring conclave! Conclave occurs twice a year (Fall and Spring) and it is a time to get together with “brothers” from different schools and share memories. This will be my first time attending conclave so I look forward to a great experience!
Another exciting event (I think all) pharmacy students are looking forward to is pharmacy day on April 27th!! This day, pharmacy students do not have school but rather celebrate the profession of pharmacy by gathering at a park and participating in different activities. College Board (the student governing body for pharmacy students at the college) has done a wonderful job of organizing! Some of the events that are going to take place include volleyball, tug-of-war contest, golf, 5K race, plus more! I look forward to this event next week!