Friday, October 28, 2016

Time flies

I can't believe that I've been at mdBriefCase for 5 weeks already!  My time here just flew by.  As I'm nearing the end of my rotation, I reflected on how rewarding the experience was because it provided me with more insight on what a pharmacist can do outside a community/hospital setting.

Throughout my stay, I had several projects and these assignments helped me develop skills such as:
  • Writing.  Over the past few weeks, most of you probably know that I've been struggling with writing.  I've worked on the eNewsletter and short summaries geared to patients.  At the end of my rotation, I can say that I have improved my writing significantly with help from my preceptor and pharmacy mentor.
  • Presenting.  Presenting was something that I was relatively comfortable with, but this presentation had to be tailored to non-healthcare professionals.  This was a little more challenging for me, but in the end I think I portrayed the content well.  This is an important skill to have and to develop because in practice, you will be talking to patients in patient-friendly language.  It's important to learn how to speak in a way that is simple and concise so that you get the message across clearly.
I also wanted to take this time to thank everyone at mdBriefCase for being so friendly.  I've thoroughly enjoyed my rotation here and will definitely miss everyone.