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  • Thankfulness – A Good Drug

    The incredibly quotable William Ward once said that “feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” Not wanting to be guilty of such a crime, I wish to express here on this blog the many things which I, as a pharmacist, am truly thankful for at the moment....

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Sorry, but Pharmacists are NOT the most trusted healthcare profession

    Lately I’ve been watching a bunch of tweets, posts and professional back-slapping going on about the news that pharmacists are apparently the most trusted health care professionals.  I saw the news posted at NABP and DrugStore News and many other places.  The original study that everyone seems to be...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Can You Balance a Pharmacy Career With Quality of Life?

    Can you have a successful career as a pharmacist and still maintain a great quality of life? That is a question that many would-be pharmacy students have asked me in the past.  As I spoke at high schools or job-fairs about the pharmacy profession, young men and women would wonder what “life was really...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Get a PharmD or BCPS?

    One of the delights as a blogger and a pharmacist is to get letters from readers who have questions.  You should know that I respond to each and every email I receive.  While this takes valuable time, I consider it to be a part of my professional service to my fellow-pharmacists and pharmacy students....

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • A FREE Guide to Hiring Pharmacists

    As a pharmacy manager and consultant I’ve interviewed and hired a few pharmacists in my time.  As such, I can sympathize with both the employee and the employer as they go through the often murky waters of looking for a great  match between a candidate  and a job.  It isn’t easy. ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Pharmacy Management – FREE download!

    In my opinion (for what it’s worth) one of the best  ways that retail pharmacists can add  more diversity to  their careers is by pursuing opportunities to become pharmacy managers.  This is because  the skills you will learn and develop as managers will often open many doors as companies are...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • 8 Quitting Tips for Pharmacists

    Your career success might be determined more by how you QUIT a job than on how you GET a job.  They say “quitters never prosper.”  But I say that quitting, and quitting well, can sometimes be the best and most important career move of your life.  Sadly, however, far too much attention is...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Pharmacy Informatics – An Interview with Pharmacist Jerry Fahrni

    William Cowper, the prolific 18th century hymnist and poet once wrote “Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.”  One of the things that attracted me early on to pharmacy was the variety of career paths it offered.  There are pharmacists in regulatory rolls,...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • The Job Search Survey – Part 1

    While working with pharmacy students for many years as a clinical preceptor, one common topic of discussion (when we weren’t talking drug metabolism or warfarin interactions) was the pharmacy job market.  No surprise, as these students were sinking 150K or more into their education!  Since then the...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • The Chain Pharmacist’s Survival Guide: Pharmacist Loyalty

    Warning:  This post isn’t another edition to the popular Chain-Store Massacre series.  I’m not saying that they don’t need a good whipping from time to time.  But frankly this has already been done by better executioners than me.  If you are currently a pharmacist working in a large...

    Author : Jason Poquette