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Entries for June 2018

Local Association Name: Oakland County Pharmacists Association (OCPA) Counties Represented: Oakland County Contact: Sarah Lerchenfeldt, president, Lerchenfeldt@oakland.edu What activities does your local organize and conduct? OCPA is an organization dedicated to serving the community, providing quality healthcare and promoting the profession of pharmacy. OCPA members have participated in sev...

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Tech Spotlight: Sara Hill

Posted on June 29, 2018 in: Member News

How did you get into pharmacy technician practice? I actually got into pharmacy practice by accident. When I relocated back to Michigan with my Masters in Theological Studies, I was unable to find a position in my field. So I began working part time at a charter school teaching students with special needs. Since the position was only part time, I was looking for another part time opportunity to s...

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By Katie Adrian, Pharm.D., BCPS, WMSHP president, clinical pharmacist, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, western regional society representative   The Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WMSHP) started off the year on Jan. 11 with Jona Lekura, Pharm.D., BCPS, presenting, “An Overview of Chronic Heart Failure Management” at Martell’s restaurant in Ka...

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By Allison Bouwma, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident   The day before starting pharmacy school, I was sitting in Williams Auditorium at Ferris State University ready to receive my white coat. I was a starry-eyed student just waiting to put on that coat and become a “professional.” However, as every pharmacist and pharmacy student knows, pharmacy school is challenging. I was not n...

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By Christine Ford, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy practice resident, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo As the focus of our healthcare system shifts away from fee-for-service toward payment for quality-based outcomes, the need for more clinical pharmacy services is growing. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should strive to practice at the top of their licenses in order to provide quality patient ...

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