I just wanted to introduce myself, my name is Saliha Syeda. Just like the previous bloggers, I am a fourth-year pharmacy student at the University of Toronto, completing my 3rd APPE rotation. In terms of experience, I have extensive community pharmacy experience that ranges from Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Loblaws. I am also still currently working at Shoppers Drug Mart as a student, where I sometimes leave rxBriefCase a little early (and do a shift from 6 to 11pm). Last summer, I also had the opportunity to be an intern for the Ontario Pharmacists Association. I was part of many amazing projects including an interactive tool for patients with diabetes, and a patient tip sheet regarding self-medication.
Feel free to read the patient tip sheet: https://www.opatoday.com/Self-medication-tips
I have always kept myself busy whether it is work, volunteer, or extracurricular activities. I love learning new things and staying up to date on information. I think CE courses are a great way to stay updated. This is one of the reasons why I wanted to do a placement at rxBriefCase and I look forward to my time here. Thank you everyone for welcoming me and making me feel comfortable.
During the next 5 weeks, I will learn more about continuing education courses and how to critically appraise them, work on a newsletter and patient education module.
Stay tuned for future blog posts about my experiences at rxBriefCase.