Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The new girl here

Dear readers,

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:

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.