DestinationMD

2+ Year Member
Jun 29, 2015
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Hi ex- pharmacy student turned premed here. I work inpatient at a major academic hospital and have some opportunities to get clinical exposure and was wondering if they would still count even though they are still "pharmacy related":

1. Med-reconciliation: get to work in the ED and alongside pharmacy interns take patient medication history and check for potential interactions and also update their EMR. (Direct patient interaction)

2. Opportunity to scrub into surgeries. We have an OR pharmacy and my supervisors are cool and are willing to find me surgeries to observe directly ranging from open-heart to ENT.

I will also hopefully get to be able to shadow some ER docs and other specialists but I just wanted to make sure that they would still count since I'm technically still working pharmacy.

Thanks
 

sovereign0

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Dec 22, 2014
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They both sound like awesome experiences, and they definitely "count". I would argue that only the first is actual clinical exposure while the second is more akin to shadowing/surgical observation.
 
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