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Hold the phone. PharmD papers? Do you mean summarizing an article (journal club)?

My last hijack...I promise!
No the U of M requires you to write basically a thesis paper on a topic related to pharmacy for graduation. I forget that not all schools have it - but it is part of our curriculum.

We had a semester of a paper writing class in the fall of our P3 year to get us thinking about it... and the final draft is due during the fall of our P4 year. Supposed to be around 20 pages + based on a pharmacy topic and evaluating current literatue (can also be based on research if you participate in it) - we have two different advisors who are supposed to help us and eventually pass/fail us on it. Then after Christmas of our P4 year before we start rotations again, we have several days where we have to present them to classmates and faculty.

Defintely not one of my favorite parts of the curriculum. I lost interest (well had issues with research info) during the P3 paper class, so this summer I am pretty much starting from scratch. Yuck... not looking forward to it.

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No the U of M requires you to write basically a thesis paper on a topic related to pharmacy for graduation. I forget that not all schools have it - but it is part of our curriculum.

We had a semester of a paper writing class in the fall of our P3 year to get us thinking about it... and the final draft is due during the fall of our P4 year. Supposed to be around 20 pages + based on a pharmacy topic and evaluating current literatue (can also be based on research if you participate in it) - we have two different advisors who are supposed to help us and eventually pass/fail us on it. Then after Christmas of our P4 year before we start rotations again, we have several days where we have to present them to classmates and faculty.

Defintely not one of my favorite parts of the curriculum. I lost interest (well had issues with research info) during the P3 paper class, so this summer I am pretty much starting from scratch. Yuck... not looking forward to it.
I didn't think there was much to like about KU's curriculum until I read this. Hallelujah! We do not have to write papers! We just have to memorize structures and research information. KU tries to push us all into either research or residencies. I'm pretty sure I'm going with community practice, unless something during rotations changes my mind.

Good luck on your paper. I'll be crossing my fingers!

P.S. I've got only 2 community practice rotation, they limit us to 3 out of our 9 rotations.

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I didn't think there was much to like about KU's curriculum until I read this. Hallelujah! We do not have to write papers! We just have to memorize structures and research information. KU tries to push us all into either research or residencies. I'm pretty sure I'm going with community practice, unless something during rotations changes my mind.

Good luck on your paper. I'll be crossing my fingers!

P.S. I've got only 2 community practice rotation, they limit us to 3 out of our 9 rotations.
Hehe... yeah theres a lot I greatly dislike about our curriculum ... but this whole paper thing is more of a hatred. And in general a waste of time IMHO. hehe

We also have our reserach guru's... and have way too many professors that suck at teaching and shouldn't be professors but are because they are big wig research peeps.

They defintely push us into residencies though... I don't know how many speakers, classes, seminars its been brought up in. Yah, I think they are all good - and actually might be nice for someone like me who isn't completley ready on their own.... but the schools need to realize that residencies a) aren't for everyone and B) are in limited supply -so even if we all wanted one, the system can't support it. Sorry to vent - just drives me nuts a bit - I'm ASHP liasison for the past 2 years on our campus so get to deal w/ the residency stuff a lot.

I doubt I will do one. But more because my FI probably will, so I would like to at least start earning us some money. Plus the chances of us getting residencies in the same location are extremely slim... and I don't want to live apart any more than we have to (we will be apart for both the fall and spring rotations this coming year... so yep, we get married in jan... go back to school for our paper presentatins... then he goes to brainerd and i go to mora for acute care and then move back in w/ my parents for my last rotation... haha)

As for rotations... when we picked our hubs (not sure how your system works - but our general geographical locations) they overbooked Duluth over the summer. So when my first few blocks got messed up and they needed to find me something else in Duluth... they had to be flexible with what they gave me.

So I have the general community rotation... then community based ones that count as electives because they specialize more in management, patient care/diabetes clinic, and a psych thingy.

Sorry for the hijack everyone :)

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I doubt I will do one. But more because my FI probably will, so I would like to at least start earning us some money. Plus the chances of us getting residencies in the same location are extremely slim... and I don't want to live apart any more than we have to (we will be apart for both the fall and spring rotations this coming year... so yep, we get married in jan... go back to school for our paper presentatins... then he goes to brainerd and i go to mora for acute care and then move back in w/ my parents for my last rotation... haha)

As for rotations... when we picked our hubs (not sure how your system works - but our general geographical locations) they overbooked Duluth over the summer. So when my first few blocks got messed up and they needed to find me something else in Duluth... they had to be flexible with what they gave me.

Sorry for the hijack everyone :)

Yeah, sorry for the hijack. I'm just so glad to talk to a pharmacy person who isn't at KU. Real quick, we get to pick our exact rotation sites (top 3 for each option). Some are required (2 teaching, 1 hospital, 1 community, 1 ambulatory care) and we have 3 electives. We put our top 3 choices for each category and which months we want off (9 1-month rotations from June thru April). So I can pick the exact person I want as a preceptor. And I feel ya on being apart. Bryce and I don't have any together, except for part of June we're at the same hospital. We decided to get married after graduation so there's less stress, but it'll be before boards. AHH!

The confessions can continue now cool.gif

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GREAT thread, whoever started this, we need this for sure.

Okay, well I feel like a big jerk but I'm really starting to dislike my FFIL & FMIL. They used to be the sweetest ppl, sometimes I even thought they liked me more than their own son, he even said so, crazy I know.

So, first off...they are not going to our DW. I know that I shouldn't be disappointed if some ppl can't make it, I understand due to $ constraints. However, this is SO not the case with them. The reason FFIL gave to my FI is that he's had previous health problems (back surgeries and something else to do with his retina) and that if something happened to him healthwise he "doesn't want to be stuck in a third-world country like Jamaica and get bad medical care" and potentially die there I guess. Therefore, they are not going AT ALL due to a slim possibility that something might happen. Well, hell if we all had that frame of mind, would we ever go anywhere for christs sakes??

 

So, okay, fine. Then, his mom. Little background, FI prev married, we are in the process of an annulment because I am Catholic & want a Catholic blessing ceremony back home in conjunction with our AHR. The annulment process takes up to a year btw, and we started a few months ago not knowing takes a freaking year, due to tons of paperwork that's required.

He is talking to her, giving her heads up about potential paperwork coming to their home regarding this, not even thinking that she wouldn't participate in this since it's important& she hated his exwife. So, her reaction to this is "well what are you doing, converting to Catholicism?" (they are Presbyterian) his answer, "No, that's not necessary" and she follows this up with "well, i don't really agree with everything the Catholic church does anyway!" And that was it, she's not going to do it. I'm Catholic, not satanic! I'm still Christian!

WTF? So, now she/they won't be helping us/participating here either....

Thanks for your support there, do you freaking hate me FMIL, what did I do to you??

 

Whew....thanks kids, I feel so much better. Sorry so long, needed to vent!!!!

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I confess that I kind of got fired today. As I mentioned earlier in this thread, one of my students was totally out of control and I had to chase him around the school building. It was one of many incidents with him including him attacking me and other students. He needs psychological help and more than we can give him at school. I had finally had it on Thursday and I told the principal and child study team that if they didn't send him to the crisis unit that I would call the cops and press charges for assaut and the cops would take him to crisis. Well, they didn't send him to crisis but they sent him home and suspended him for two days. I got called into the principal's office at the end of the day today and got told that my contract for next school year is not renewed and that the superintendent said since I feel so unsafe I should not come back to work to finish out this year either. However, they are paying me for the rest of the year.

I can't believe they would rather let me go then send a kid who obviously needs it to go get help. They paid $10,000 in tuition for me to go to grad school this year so they must have saw something in me and thought I was worth the investment since only 4 people in the district were selected to go to this program and have the district pay for it.
Mo, this sounds like a blessing to me! You don't need or deserve to work in that type of setting without having the support of the administration. Keep your head up and take this opportunity to find something that you can truly enjoy.

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Thanks! Even though I'm hurt about the way everything went down and I'm sad because I'm really going to miss the group of kids that I have worked with for the past two years, I am starting to see this as a blessing because I am still getting paid and I can take this time to get things situated at the house and find a job that better suits me (and hopefully pay better).
Mo, Really this is what you wanted. Just keep your head up. I bet you are going to find a great job where you can really use the talents that God blessed you with. :)

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Do you think you could be testing him?
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smile03.gif It gets better and the honeymoon bliss certianly brightens things up!
I could possibly be testing him... i never considered that.

and thank god i'm not the only one who's done this crap. I'm so glad it gets better!!!!

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OK! So I've noticed lately that I feel as though I might be slipping back into my "coma". I called out of the studio today and could not get out of bed today! I am stressed out beyond belief, I'm completely alone for the next 3 months while Tim is serving his 90 day sentence for his DUI. The only time I get to see him is when I pick him up to take him to and from work! My mom's brain surgery was rescheduled again, they moved it from June 20th to July 9th! They were trying to wait until after the wedding but felt that if they waited something could go wrong between now and then! And while I have really enjoyed planning my wedding it is stressful enough and now having to deal with everything else on top of that is really pushing to my breaking point! Seriously, one of these issues ALONE is enough to throw someone over the edge! I think I am going to call my doc and get some stronger drugs!

 

YOU don't want to get a DUI in PA! It's brutal.....a $50 bar tab will end up costing us 5 years of punishment and $15,000 when it's all said and done! Just a word of advice DON'T do it!

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wow danielle, i'm really sorry you're going thru this sad.gif hugs to you, and you know we'll be here on BDW if you get lonely!

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