Episode 31

First day of your first APPE rotation

Hosts Taylor and Sean give tips on how to successfully start off your Advance Pharmacy Practice Rotations (APPE's).

Key Points:

  1. Send an email 2 weeks prior to the start date to ask about expectations, where to go, what to bring, what to do before you start.
  2. Consider asking about research or medication use evaluation opportunities that are extra and available
  3. Arrive 15 minutes early, the last thing you want is to show up late day one.
  4. Study up on some brand generics for your setting or practice site. Try to learn some medical jargon so you can know what's going on.
  5. Bring something to write with, stay engaged throughout the first day, ask questions at appropriate times.
  6. If you do not have an orientation, that does not mean there are not expectations for how you do the first day.

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The Post-Graduate Pharmacist
Expert advice on how to get a pharmacy residency, fellowship, or other post-graduate training experience

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Sean Smithgall

Assistant Clinical Professor at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Completed a PGY1 pharmacotherapy residency at Geisinger Medical Center and a PGY2 ambulatory care residency at East Tennnessee State University, Gatton College of Pharmacy. Interests include family medicine, post-graduate training preparation, and making podcasts.