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Entries for April 2018

By Laura Hencken, Pharm.D., BCCCP, clinical pharmacist, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit Writing letters of recommendation for students and residents can be a daunting task for both new and seasoned practitioners. This skill is not taught in school, and there are a number of unwritten rules that can impact a person’s ability to get an interview and possibly even influence their career. Before ...

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By Tricia Dyckman, Pharm.D. candidate 2018, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Big Rapids   The third year of pharmacy school is truly a transitional year. We begin applying what we learn and are thinking about the next step in our lives. I quickly discovered that hospital pharmacy was where I was meant to be and knew a residency was the natural next step. To adequately prepare, I...

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By Neha Desai, Pharm.D., director of pharmacy, Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, southeast regional representative The Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SMSHP) Board of Directors met in December to welcome new Board members and prepare for the upcoming year with discussions regarding committees and objectives. In January we had an educational activity for membership at The Ga...

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By Mike Kwiatkowski, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident and Dave Sudekum, Pharm.D., BCPS, pharmacy specialist - internal medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common respiratory condition characterized by persistent respiratory symptoms and airspace inflammation that leads to inadequate airway patency during expiration.1 Sixteen mil...

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By Curtis Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, professor, Sparrow Hospital and Ferris State University, Lansing   This year, Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) President MacDonald chose “Demonstrating Our Value” as the MSHP theme. In February and March, John Clark and Dana Staat, respectively, wrote in the MSHP Monitor about the importance of advancing each of our prac...

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