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Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy
Springing into Something New!
by Kristina Khaireddine PS3, SSHP President
The SSHP chapter at Roosevelt College of Pharmacy has been quite busy these past few months with planning and executing many events, journal clubs, and fundraisers! As an E-Board, we have worked hard to bring some exciting new changes to our College of Pharmacy while still maintaining our traditional events.
Although various schools stress the importance of obtaining a residency, many lack the tools to adequately prepare students to do so. Our SSHP chapter at RUCOP recognized this weakness and decided to act on it. Together with the help of Student Services and clinical faculty we were able to implement the first annual Residency Week. Each day of the week focused on reviewing different types of residencies, learning to navigate PHORCAS, or specific workshops to help strengthen a student's portfolio. This week long event had a good turnout and we plan to continue to host this event going forward.
As for fundraisers, we purchased a customized thermos with our school logo and sold them to our student body and faculty during our winter term. They were an absolute hit and sold out pretty quickly. We are currently planning on selling lab value medical badge cards along with a patient work-up book for our spring term. We are sure these will be a hit considering our class is preparing to head out to APPE rotations in a short few months.
Currently, we are working with Student Services and clinical faculty to run a week long event called an “APPE Boot Camp”. This event will also be a first for our chapter. It is designed to help prepare our fellow P3 students be successful on APPE rotations. We plan to have each day during the week designated to strengthen different skills such as topic discussions, concentrated SOAP notes, how to properly work-up and present patients, as well as present journal clubs. We are very excited to get the ball rolling on this event and bring new changes to our campus!
We are also preparing for our annual Residency Round Table. We have reached out to several area hospitals to invite current pharmacy residents to RUCOP to answer questions regarding their path to residency. Our last Residency Round Table event was extremely successful and we are hoping this one will be the same. ■