Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Learning Communication Skills

It’s Azadeh Vasefi writing one last blog as the rotation comes to an end. This was a new and unique experience.

Working on the e-newsletter helped improve my medical writing skills, particularly expressing technical concepts in plain, everyday language. I learned (specifically by writing the Q&A for MSFY) that it is important to be aware of your ‘audience’, and adapt your language so they can understand your meaning. Medical terms may not be helpful to a general audience. Putting your message simply and to the point is important in order to be understood.

I learned many useful concepts that I will use in my future career as pharmacist, especially since I intend to work in retail pharmacy. I want to be one of the best pharmacists by helping my patients to understand their therapy, so patients will be more adherent, and better results achieved.