Looking at the (Wo)Man in the Mirror: How to Confront Imposter Syndrome

“In a few months people will be calling you “Doctor”.  It’s important that you become a drug information expert.  I remember the exact moment that I heard this statement.  I was in one of the final courses in my Doctor of Pharmacy degree program, and my toxicology professor stressed the importance of being a pharmacist,…

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PILs Partnerships: The University of Texas at Austin x Pharmacy Initiative Leaders, Inc.

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Initiative Leaders, Inc (PILs) have formed a collaboration to target underrepresented minorities and first-generation high school and undergraduate students to further engage and retain them in the STEM field of Pharmacy.  With such a diverse population, it is imperative to promote the increase of diversity…

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Dispense As Written: Ambassador Spotlight – Dr. Chelsea Sumner

Featured PILs Ambassador: Chelsea Sumner, PharmD Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmacy Specialist Who/what inspired you to pursue pharmacy? I was inspired to pursue pharmacy by my mentor Carla White, who is an Associate Dean at UNC School of Pharmacy.  She Fascinated me with all of the opportunities that are available to PharmDs. What is the most rewarding…

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Dispense As Written: Ambassador Spotlight – Dr. Yanet Adere

Featured PILs Ambassador: Yanet Adere, PharmD Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmacy Specialist Who/what inspired you to pursue pharmacy? I originally chose to pursue a career in pharmacy due to my passion to improve health outcomes by increasing patients’ access to appropriate medications and to help combat the distribution of counterfeit medications in my native country, Ethiopia. What…

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Dispense As Written: Ambassador Spotlight – Dr. Raena Rhone

Featured PILs Ambassador: Raena Rhone, PharmD Pharmaceutical Industry/Hospital Pharmacy Specialist Who/what inspired you to pursue pharmacy? My mother inspired me to pursue pharmacy.  Her first role as a pharmacist was in the pharmaceutical industry and later in her career, she transitioned to community pharmacy as she yearned for direct patient care.  This modeled the unique…

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PILs Conversations Volume 4: Transitions of Careers in Pharmacy

Looking to make a career shift? Changing your career outlook IS POSSIBLE.  The world of pharmacy is diverse and there are lots of opportunities out there that most pharmacists are unaware of. Join our PILs Ambassadors on Thursday, August 27th at 9PM EST for a discussion around career transitions as they share information about their…

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The Road to Success – 4th Edition

PILs presents reflections from recent grads of the PILs Coach Program and their pursuit of postgraduate opportunities, including residency and fellowship training. The PILs Coach Program pairs aspiring residents and fellows with personal coaches to assist them in achieving their desired goals through a customized strategic plan.  Learn more about their personal journeys below. #ProductofPILs  Melissa Milfort Mercer…

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