Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A new student, a new perspective!

Hello everyone,

My name is Nihal Abbas and I am a fourth-year PharmD student at University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan faculty of Pharmacy. I recently started my APPE rotation here at rxBriefCase and will be here for the next 5 weeks.  Prior to this I was doing my rotation at a Shoppers Drug Mart in downtown Toronto. In my spare time, I work part-time at a hospital as a pharmacy student technician.

Since I already have extensive community experience through my placements and employment, I am most looking forward to experiencing a pharmacist’s role in a hospital setting.  These rotations will hopefully provide insight and guide me in my decision between community and hospital practice. My therapeutic areas of interest are Diabetes Care, Mental Health, and Oncology. 

While at rxBriefCase, I will be working on different components of continued medical education such as developing an e-newsletter and a patient-focused learning module. I will also be critically appraising an existing eCE program on rxBriefCase and reviewing a draft of eCME that is in the works.  

I have to say this is going to be the most different experience I have had so far. I am looking forward to accomplishing my tasks successfully and learning the essential skills of medical writing.

Throughout my 5 weeks here I will be sharing all things that interest/intrigue me. So stay tuned and enjoy my posts!!  I promise to make it more colorful and less wordy! 

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to share them with me.