Posts Tagged
Pharmacy career

  • Pharmacists – Be a Career Path Representative!

    he pharmacy profession has expanded and diversified greatly over the past decade.  When I graduated just over 20 years ago, there were, for the most part, 2 possible paths to follow:  hospital or retail.  Sure, there were subtle job distinctions along these 2 roads, but for the most part that was it. ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • “What Will Pharmacy Look Like in 2-5 years?”

    ere at the Honest Apothecary Academy, questions are encouraged.  It is especially encouraging to hear students and prospective students asking really good questions about our profession and where it is headed.  One such question recently arrived in my in-box.  Here it is: Well that is a good question for...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • “How Can I Become a Better Pharmacist in the Future?”

    recently received a very nice email from a pharmacy student who found my blog online.  It is always encouraging to get emails from readers, particularly when they ask a good question.  I asked her if I could use her question as a blog post.  She graciously agreed. Here is her question to me (with minor...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • How Long Should You Stay at Your Pharmacy Job?

    Simple answer:  Long enough. Of course, that answer doesn’t help you very much does it?  How long is long enough?  Long enough for what?  And how will you know when it has been long enough and it is time to look elsewhere?  Allow me to try and help answer those questions with you. adsenseyu2 Years...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Are You Wearing the Wrong Size….JOB?

    Have you ever tried walking around in a pair of shoes that don’t fit right?  Ouch.  Some pharmacists I have met appear to be doing  that with their careers.  They’re in the wrong size job.  Allow me to explain. adsenseyu2 Job dissatisfaction may arise from many sources.  For example, you...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • My 10 Tips for the Pharm D Class of 2015

    Wow.  It is hard to believe the 2015 school year has come to an end.  As someone who has had the privilege of serving as a preceptor for many years, I always get pretty excited about graduation.  It is a big step.  It marks the close of an extremely difficult, often overwhelming chapter of your …...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Pharmacy Tales: Tips for the Floating Pharmacist

    In the retail pharmacy world, a “floating” pharmacist is one who typically doesn’t have their own regular store to work in every day.  They cover multiple pharmacies, depending on the day of the week, filling in here and there according to the whim and pleasure of whomever controls their...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Introducing Alex Barker & Pharmacy School HQ!

      Choosing a career, and investing in the education necessary to obtain it, is one of the biggest decisions we make.  Having great support and advice is critical.  But for those interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy, where do you turn to get good advice and guidance as you prepare to make one of...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Switching from Retail to Hospital Pharmacy Part II – An Interview with...

    Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 – 1971) was the American theologian and public figure credited with the often quoted “serenity prayer” which reads “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.”...

    Author : Jason Poquette