On October 26, 2018, our friends Tanya and Korn from Thailand completed their rotations at WesternU. They were very involved in activities besides their busy rotation schedules. They participated in an APhA Health Fair at 986 Pharmacy where we provided health screening to the community. They also participated in CSHP Seminar in San Diego with us to learn more about our professions together. We had a lot of fun by meeting new people and being exposed to new fields. Their first 4 week rotation was at the Patient Care Pharmacy at WesternU and the last 2 weeks was at San Antonio Regional Hospital in Upland. Now they are doing another rotation in Thailand. It is always an honor to host international student pharmacists and learn about their education and profession. WesternU has great relationships with pharmacy schools around the globe which let us meet many international pharmacy students and which is one of my most favorite aspects of being a part of WesternU.
Also see 10/9/18 post about our Thai exchange students.
We participated in APhA health fair on September 29 2018. In the health fair, we provided blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol monitoring. It was a great experience to observe these activities performed by WesternU pharmacy students and learning some good technique from them.
We also got a chance to attended CSHP seminar in San Diego, October 5-6 2018. It was a wonderful opportunity to experienced different activities such as residency and fellowship showcase, attending interesting lecture sessions and watching the student quiz bowl competition! Beside all these activities that we have done, the best part is that we have got to meet a lot of wonderful people and get to know each other.
Time flies so fast. During my last 2 weeks in the U.S.I gained a lot of knowledge and experiences at San Antonio Regional Hospital in Upland. I had a chance to attend a safety monitoring board conference which was interesting for me. I also attended CCU, NICU, SICU rounds with a physician, nurse, pharmacist and dietitian and have seen the roles of a clinical pharmacist. Moreover, I have a chance to observed operational pharmacists who were working on patient prescriptions and IV preparation as well as the clinical pharmacist. Besides observing pharmacists, I also observed pharmacy technician jobs which are quite interesting for me because some jobs are different from my country. Lastly, I have learned about Omnicell system which is the new experience for me and I am really impressed. All of the great experience that I gained here in the U.S. would not have happened without Western University of Health Sciences, all of my preceptors, and others who involved in. Thank you 🙂
Posted by Mai Yokota, PharmD Candidate 2020