This weekend, several ACPHS students, including myself, will be attending the APhA Midyear Regional Meeting being held right here in Albany! The opening session and welcoming social start tonight and there is a busy schedule planned for the rest of the weekend. There will be presentations focused on leadership, preparing a CV, career panels, advocating for the profession of pharmacy, and much more. In addition, this will be a great opportunity to network with pharmacy leaders and pharmacy students from other schools. I am very excited to attend this MRM and I hope everyone learns a lot while having fun!
Yesterday was the Making Stride’s “Paint The Campus Pink” event where the Student Center Atrium was decorated with all things pink and DIsney themed! Disney will be the theme of this year’s Relay for Life, hosted by the Colleges Against Cancer. I also joined the “Beyond The Books” program with a couple of my friends where you gain points for your team by participating in things such as sporting events, tutoring, and community service in order to branch out and be involved in more than just academics. Although, school does come first!
Yesterday, part of the P1 class went on an adventure to Albany Medical College for our first Inter-Professional Experience event. We attended a debate titled “Should New York allow Pharmacists to Immunize Children?” with first year medical students and PA students. It was a very good debate and it was interesting to hear about this topic from the view of medical students. I am looking forward to more IPE events in the future and working more closely with students in other medical fields!
I hope everyone had a great weekend and had a chance to check out the Health and Wellness Expo. It was a wonderful event. There was a 5K walk/run, a medication take back, flu shot clinic, free health screenings, medication reviews with pharmacists, Medicare Part D education and enrollment, farmer’s market, and more.
If you missed the Expo this year, be sure to check it out next year!
As you can probably tell by now, I’m a bit of a movie junkie! This weekend I went and saw “The Equalizer” and it was a lot better than I thought it would be. I was a little skeptical at first but it was really good.
This week there’s going to be a white-water rafting trip with the Outdoors Club as well as a Glow-In-The-Dark Kickball Tournament to fundraise for the Panther Project which is our branch of Habitat for Humanity! It should be really fun and hopefully raises a lot of money!
Last night, I attended a meeting and dinner at the local Milestone Restaurant in Glenmont, NY for the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (NYSCHP). The presentation was about HIV and HCV statistics and current medications to treat these viruses. The information was very interesting, the food was delicious, and it was a great chance to network with some other pharmacy students, residents, and pharmacists!
This past weekend there was a lot going on for ACPHS students.
In Albany, it was the 33rd Annual LarkFEST. This is one of the largest one-day street festivals in Upstate New York. There was music, vendors, food, and more. If you missed it this year, you will definitely have to check it out next year!
There was also a bus trip to NYC. Some students spent the day walking around and shopping, others visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others went to a Yankees game! It was a wonderful day in the city!
Have a great week!
I hope your semester is off to a great start! ACPHS is busy this week. Here is a snapshot of what is going on:
- CAC, Equestrian Club, and SPAHC will have general meetings to share information about the organizations and plans for the semester.
- SCAI will be training new exam proctors.
- The Panthers will take on Hudson Valley Community College on the ACPHS Turf Athletic Field and Track.
- CPFI and Biomedical Technology and Health Sciences Club will have general meetings to share information about the organizations and plans for the semester.
- Bowling at Spare Time Bowling
- Larkfest in Albany
- A trip to NYC to see a NY Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Game and visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- The Lady Panthers will take on Yeshiva University on the ACPHS Turf Athletic Field and Track.
- Ultimate Frisbee Club will be hosting an in-house tournament on the ACPHS Turf Athletic Field and Track.
It is going to be a busy week! Hope to see you at some of the events!
Hey guys! I just wanted to make a post to introduce myself! My name is Sam and I am the newest addition to the tumblr page team! I’m a third year in the BS Health and Human Sciences major. I’m an active member of CAC, the ACPHS Dance Team, The Panther Project (Habitat for Humanity), and I’m also a part of the Intramural Volleyball Club. If you guys have any questions about anything, feel free to drop us an ask and we’ll get right to it! Can’t wait to make more posts for you guys in the future!