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Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy
New E-Board, New Goals
by Ali Naserallah, PS-2, President Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy
As we transition into our new roles as the Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy SSHP E-board Class of 2022, one of our major goals this year is to promote residency-focused events for the school. From past SSHP members attending Midyear, it became apparent that many of our students were unaware of possible post-graduate opportunities, specifically in residency. The SSHP chapter ended the school year by hosting an online event on Zoom led by upperclassmen to discuss considerations when applying to a pharmacy residency. This discussion, as well as a Q & A session afterwards, enabled students to interact and ask future pharmacy residents questions about what they did to set themselves up for success during the application process. The future residents gave thorough responses and advice to the attendees on what to expect in the upcoming years of their pharmacy school career. Many students were interested in the event itself as well as securing a residency after pharmacy school for additional training. We would like our fellow students to recognize the different types of pharmacy residencies and, of course, help guide them with future career decisions.
For this upcoming school year, our first plan is to host the annual lab coat fundraiser to assist first year pharmacy students in obtaining lab coats. Additionally, we plan to collaborate with other university organizations to host volunteer events for our communities. Furthermore, we hope to organize events that focus on mentoring students to help sharpen their clinical skills and better prepare them for experiential rotations. We would also like to invite guest speakers with clinical pharmacy experience to discuss their roles in the healthcare world and to help students better understand the opportunities within clinical pharmacy. Past events hosted by SSHP such as journal clubs, residency week, and curriculum vitae workshops will also be considered for this school year. We are all excited to be part of something special and are eager to start the next school year as part of the new SSHP E-board! ■