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ASHP Re-certification Ambassador - New Practitioner: Pharmacotherapy Specialty Review Course & Recert Package

Hey Everyone! It's been awhile since I have blogged so I wanted to remind everyone about who I am, what I am doing, and why. I recently completed my residency programs at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (PGY-1 pharmacy practice) and the University of Chicago Medicine (PGY-2...


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Stroke of Genius

Of all clinical pharmacy topics, neurology is one of the most intriguing. It is fairly complex and diverse, with many unknowns remaining regarding the optimal use of medications. It is definitely an area that has multiple opportunities for pharmacists to provide their medication expertise! ...

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ASHP Re-certification Ambassador - New Practitioner: Literature Study 2015, Hepatology Module

Good Evening! For the first time in awhile, I am sitting here in my Chicago apartment with the windows closed and space heater on as it seems Fall has finally arrived. The colder weather also presents an opportunity to take advantage of some ASHP re-certification materials for BCPS. This...


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Make It Work

I love the transition from summer to fall. The leaves start to change, the weather cools down, and fall produce returns to farmers markets and grocery stores. Also, some of my favorite shows start new seasons. Project Runway, anyone? Tim Gunn is the master at encouraging the designers to ...

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Back To Basics

I can still remember how frantic the medical resident was when she got to the last page of the transfer records for one of her newly admitted patients. "What do I do with this?!" She brought the papers over to me and sat down. I looked at it and had no clue what to do with it. It...

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ASHP Recertification Ambassador - New Practitioner: Hypertension Module

Good evening! I hope that your summer is off to a great start! It's hard to believe that June is already coming to an end. With the end of June comes a time of transition for me and many other pharmacy residents. Today is my final day of my PGY-2 infectious diseases residency, and I look...


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I'm Down with No PE

Just when I thought I’d figured out the whole recertification module layout and flow…BOOM! The script is flipped and I’m back on my toes. This module was a little different than others I’ve completed thus far. It included the 48 page European Society Guidelines on Acute Pulmonary Embolism...

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ASHP Re-certification Ambassador - New Practitioner: Dyslipidemia Module

Good Evening Everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather and getting their summer plans in place as we head into June. Like all of you, I have been extremely busy planning vacations and finishing projects for residency. I also had the opportunity to attend the MAD-ID...


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See the Forest (Plot) For The Trees

ASHP BCPS Recertification Module 1B Review The clinical literature can be overwhelming at times. A few clinical studies might tout the benefits of a medication, only to have several other trials contradict the initial trials’ results. A meta-analysis is a useful way to look at sufficient...


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Don't Bypass the Prep: ASHP Recertification Module 1A Review

It's been quite the busy April! I recently traveled to Europe for 2 weeks and took my BCPS recertification materials abroad. When you're stuck on a plane for 8 hours, there is no better opportunity to complete BCPS recertification modules! I decided I would read the "refresher" materials ...

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