Today at 5:30pm I finally remembered that I had a meeting with a professor. I was half an hour late. Stressed I was. and a little sad I did not catch the professor in time.As I was walking back to the dorms, a 3rd year caught up with me and introduced himself to me. &spent half an hour making me feel better . Also gave me tips on how to succeed in pharmacy school.
&there’s not one classmate who didn’t offer me help when I told them I wasn’t doing well in a class.
I am so thankful I ended up in this school. I am so undeserving of such kindness.
Dear Pistachio Macaron,
I am writing this to you before my class at 9AM to forewarn you that you are going to die today at around 4:30pm today. Maybe earlier, maybe later.
As sad as I am to announce such a thing I wanted to let you know that you are very special to me. You are special to me because someone who loved me very much drove you to me from Los Angeles to Loma Linda. My loved one gave me 6 macarons to me at around 3:00pm 01.27.2013. I picked 5 and told my loved one for my last one to be a surprise. You were my surprise. The surprise that took the bakers/cashiers at the macaron store to stall the line because they were trying to pick the best macaron for me. You were supposedly the best pick of the 5.
I’m am very sorry that I will have to see you go as my friend chose you to eat you. I tried to stop it, but I can only say no nicely so many times. Before you die though I am going to let you know that you were the best pick of the 6 because you were the only one chosen with love.
-The Truly Sorry
I gave intradermal shots today. I’m so proud cuz finally I was able to document this <3
It has almost been a month since I started school. &I’ve most definitely realized it’s not easy at all (not that I ever thought school was a breeze overall). Even after my first week here, I thought this was the worst the quarter can get, but in fact. IT DOES GET WORSE.
More quizzes. More midterms. More extra classes we need to go to. We keep saying that the reason why our grades are so bad is because they keep throwing all this random stuff at us. It’s really discouraging too.
&I guess our professors realize that. Hence why our biochem professor had to remind almost every time that “the admissions team didn’t make a mistake in accepting us into this school.” My physio professor also spent a couple minutes of time to give us tips on how to succeed (the tips were: eat well, sleep well, and exercise btw). At least they’re trying to make us feel better I guess….
But the point is. During my first month in pharmacy school I’ve come to realize that it’s okay if my grades aren’t that great and maybe I won’t get into the greatest residency program. What matters is I’m passing and I am taking advantage of every pharmacy opportunity this school gives me. &I use it as experience to help me become a better pharmacist.
Plus, no one ever said hospital was the better place to be. Retail pharmacists make huge differences in people’s lives too.
First day of class today at 9AM. So terrified. I wish there was some way to prepare but there isn’t.
Yesterday I left my company of two years. So bittersweet. I saw this company change from this small 50 people company to now 200+ employees.
Also was able to see this company get NDA approval, MAA approval and Canada Health approval! So crazyy.
But time to move on I guess and enjoy my last 15 days in san diego.
I hope to be able to see everyone before I go. ….
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m actually going to Loma Linda next year.
My dream. The one thing I’ve been working toward for the longest time is becoming a reality……
I’m so blessed to have such an awesome boss at work.
Today was one of my pharmacy hero’s last day. I’m so sad. I learned so much from him. He taught me lessons I will forever keep. Like, it’s okay to yell at customers if they get angry (though, I do need to work on my yelling skills) and to never say “i think or maybe.”
I’ve never seen such a good pharmacist before. He always had the tech’s back and definitely knew how to take care of his customers. He worked like fast to the extreme too. It always amazes me how fast he worked.
Amazing pharmacists like him makes me want to become a pharmacist.
Though, I do have to admit I’ve never seen or met a terribly mean or strange pharmacist, but he was definitely one of the better ones I’ve seen.
What I have learned about retail pharmacy:
1)Being a pharmacist is not what everyone thinks it is. In fact, its far from it.The retail pharmacist does not in fact have flexible hours. Its also hard to get vacation time. Not to mention the constant stress. of angry customers…..
2) I want to say I love retail because of the customer interaction. but that’s not always true (because some customers are such a pain…). but what I love about the pharmacy is the the adrenaline rush. and the stories.
3) Act confident and let the customer know that YOU ARE IN CONTROL.
4) Be attentive
6) This is one of the rare exceptions to when you can ask for the opposite sex’s phone number and not seem creepy.