ACPHS Student Ambassador Blog

Hello everyone,

I hope all that attended the Sneak Preview events had an awesome day and met some amazing new friends.  We look forward to see you all at orientation in about a month!  It will be a lot of fun! 

~Christina

Hi everyone,

This starts my one week experience in a public health setting.  I was placed at a local YMCA where I will be working with another pharmacy student to teach about a public health topic to both children as well as adults.  It has been a great beginning of the week and I look forward to rest of this experience.

Good luck to those on rotations.

~Christina

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone is having a relaxing summer!  This Friday is the first Sneak Preview Day for ACPHS’s new incoming students.  Our new students will have the opportunity to meet their professors, learn about all the services the school has to offer, receive their laptops, and many more fun activities.  I am very excited to welcome so many new students to our school!

~ Stephanie  

Hi everyone,

I am finishing up my third and final week on my IPPE Community rotation.  I have learned a lot about the community pharmacy setting.  I have learned a lot about HIPAA, pharmacy law, adverse drug reactions and medication errors, counseling, medication disposal, OTC consults, and much more.  I am look forward to my next rotation my IPPE in public health at a local YMCA.

Have a great 4th of July next week!

~Christina

Hi everyone,

I hope your summer is off to a great start.  I am in the midst of my second week at my community IPPE rotation and I am learning a lot of new things.  

Something that I learned about the school this week is that in addition to our ACPHS admissions blog we also have a school wide blog page that was started this spring.  This blog has a lot of interesting information on it!  Check it out!

~Christina

Good morning everyone,

I started my first rotation this week, my IPPE rotation in community pharmacy.  I was placed at a local community pharmacy.  I will have a three week experience where I will learn about the workflow of the pharmacy, prescription and OTC medications, counseling, professionalism, and the pharmacy systems management.  So far it has been a great experience and I look forward to the weeks to come.

Good luck to all completing roations.

~Christina

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! Here in Albany, there is a new exhibit from the National Library of Medicine on display in the Gozzo Student Center Atrium. The exhibit, called “Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health,” features images and facts showing communities worldwide working with the government, scientists, international organizations, and advocates in order to improve public health and prevent disease. I saw the exhibit myself, and it is great! Stop by if you have a chance - it will be on display until June 26th.

~ Stephanie

Hi everyone,

For the students who are on rotation, one of the requirements is to be certified in CPR.  Each student has to take a CPR class through the school or an outside organization.  June 1-7 is National CPR Awareness Week.  It is a great week to spread awareness about the importance of CPR training and become trained if you are not trained already.  You never know when you may need to use CPR.

~Christina

I hope everyone has had a great first week of rotations and a wonderful Memorial Day!  Good luck as you enter your second week of rotations.

~Christina

Saturday was graduation for the students at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences class of 2014!  Congratulations to all who graduated and good luck with your future endeavors.
~Christina

Saturday was graduation for the students at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences class of 2014!  Congratulations to all who graduated and good luck with your future endeavors.

~Christina

Hi everyone,

The end is in sight, the P1 class has one more final tomorrow.  P1 has been an adventure filled with countless exams, practicals, assignments, and studying, but also endless amounts of unforgettably fun times with friends such as Snow Ball, Relay for Life, the Dance Show, Spring Fest, and Half Way.  It has been a long semester and everyone is looking forward to relaxing and working a bit for the summer.  I am excited to experience my first rotations this summer in a community pharmacy and a public health setting.  I hope finals have been going well for everyone and have a wonderful summer!

~Christina

Hi everyone, 

It is hard to believe that today is already the last day of classes for the semester! Time really does fly by! Good luck with finals and I hope everyone has a relaxing summer!

~ Stephanie 

Hey everyone!
It’s the last week of classes and the weather is beautiful!! Hope everyone gets to enjoy it! 
-Ahmad

Hey everyone!

It’s the last week of classes and the weather is beautiful!! Hope everyone gets to enjoy it! 

-Ahmad

Hi everyone,
I hope you all had fun at Springfest!  It was a great way to kick off the end of the semester!
~Christina

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had fun at Springfest!  It was a great way to kick off the end of the semester!

~Christina

Hi everyone! 

It has been a very busy weekend on campus here in Albany!  Friday was Spring Fest, where there was lots of food, music, and lawn games.  It was a very fun event!  Yesterday, our campus hosted several accepted students - we can’t wait to welcome them this fall!  Another event yesterday was APhA’s Medication Take Back event.  The event was set up like a drive-thru where people could drop off their unwanted or expired medications.  Students and faculty collected the medications to be properly disposed.  

Have a great last week of classes and good luck studying for finals!

~ Stephanie