PHARMACY AT WVU πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈπŸ₯


I’m down here at the front desk with the RA’s working. Hi, I’m Daniel. Hi, I’m Cassy. *Laughter* *music* Hi Mountaineers! name is Maddie I’m a third year pharmacy
student here at WVU and I’m excited to give you a look into my WVU life. I’m currently walking up to the Health
Science Center to start my day. Something I have today is a meeting for one of my student organizations. A lot of my time is spent working with the student
organizations at the School of Pharmacy, this ranges from meetings at lunch, to
health fairs, to other ways to promote the professional pharmacy. It’s given me
a great opportunity to be involved in the community and also meet students
from the different classes. *music* Right now we’re hanging out in The
Market at Health Sciences. This is our favorite place to get lunch, study, and hang
out before class. *music* So I did two years of pre-pharmacy work
here at WVU before starting pharmacy school. This is pretty common, a lot of us
have done that but there are some that have had four-year degree before
starting pharmacy school. So the curriculum here at WVU, we do three years
of in classroom learning and then our fourth year, which is I’m about to start,
we do eight different five-week rotations so these are all across the
state, the country, and some of us even the world. A lot of our work has been
exams, projects, presentations, we have a a pretty packed schedule with all of that.
So we’re all studying a lot of the time but it’s been very rewarding. I’ve met so
many friends here that I all study together so it’s really great. We also
have a lot of opportunity to practice what we’re learning throughout the three
years of in the classroom, so these can be our communication skills, our
technique, making sure that we’re able to communicate the knowledge we have to
help those around us. Right now I’m at the Morgantown Mall setting up for a health fair. All of the student organizations within the School of
Pharmacy came together to put on this event here in the community. We’re
testing blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, information on medication
disposal, over-the-counter medications, women’s health, and the role of the
pharmacist. I’ve done a lot of these events in my time in pharmacy school and
I’ve loved all of them. It’s great to be in the community and get practice before
actually practicing as pharmacist. People are so appreciative of
everything we’re doing and we can really help some people that are around so it’s
awesome. While I feel like I get to teach a lot of people these events, I also get
to learn so much from them this is great real-world experiences that I’m gonna
use in my future practice. *music* *laughter*