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Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by Bbed, Apr 9, 2014.
which site was your best/worst rotation?
Honestly, I didn't think any of my rotations were bad. I got different experiences from each one and they all helped round me into preparing for residency. My favorite rotation was probably a tie between internal medicine/ID, my pediatric cardiology/transplant and my community/am care rotation. I saw the weirdest things that normal hospitals wouldn't have seen, and was pushed farther than my limits by my harsh but loving preceptors.
good stuffs...what is your future plan?
I'm currently a resident at a community teaching hospital with the high possibility of staying on (they hired 3 of their 4 residents because the 4th one is doing PGY2). I'm either going to stay or going to hit PGY-2 knowing my threshold level. But I've fallen in love w/ the area so much that honestly, I'm gonna stay haha. And they have the clinical position that I want since their expanding so rapidly and I dont need to do PGY2 for it unless I wanted to ^^
would the pay be that much different for PGY1 vs. PGY2?
do you like hospital more than retail?
Depends on the area of the US. I work and come from a more progressive state so yes it's pretty significant. I also come from one of the harder states to pass the law exam in (WA is pretty hard) but also I have a CA license as well. CPJE is the hardest state to pass and many people try but keep failing. I graduated from the northeast though, and... the pay isn't as different haha. It also depends on the institution. I'm also not in it for money; and I have no loans... so I'm like eh.
are we talking about $10 an hour difference?
I'm talking about anywhere from 10 to 20K difference. Obviously California is gonna have the biggest difference, but also because my area (San Jose-Bay Area) ... houses rarely go for under 1 million if you want a decent area and big enough house. The ghetto is considered 600-700K.
that is some expensive ghetto!
how much are these pharmacists making in these ghettos?
Around the same as elsewhere, maybe slightly more. You're considered merely middle class, possibly even poor (as you get closer to SF) in such an area when you're competing for housing against software engineers earn just as much as you do straight out of undergrad and do not have $200k+ in loans.
I don't know anyone personally making less than $70/hr
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Send me to these "ghettos"! But what is the tax tho?
Is this SF rate?
probably...a lot of these pharmacies have union so they get to negotiate a better rate.
that is what I hear as well....higher cost of living and union help pharmacists get a better rate.
You can work for kaiser....$75 per hour
Does kaiser pay better in northern cali?
Probably...everything is nicer in northern Cali lol
I hear ucsf pays better than Kaiser
I'm starting my IPPE rotations soon and I was wondering, is there a strategy for brushing up on top 200? My school did not do a good job at preparing us at all for the top 200.
We were given a Top 200 pocket book. It was pretty handy for a quick review.
Do you know the name by any chance?
It was called The Top 200 Drugs Review. I was trying to post a link to Amazon, but it kept showing up as media for some reason.
are you talking about the Medcharts? It is also posted on eBay: 2018 MedCharts - Top 200 Drugs Review #naplex/cpje/mpje/rxprep/ptcb/nclex/usmle | eBay
That doesn't look like mine but I'm sure they're all similar.
How did your school prepare you? Did they make you guys fill in the blanks for the top drugs?
Did they test you on the top drugs?
Question to all pharmacists: looking back now, what was your most helpful rotation?
they did, poorly.
fill in the blanks, never let us verify the answers until we were tested, rarely tested, all terrible, no one knows them in our school basically
What could they have done differently ?
what school is this?!
What was the pass rate?
no one knows lol. we were tested on them on our final but that was a small portion of the final so even if you got all of them wrong, you could still pass the final and the class.
what school is this?
Did any students fail this class?
Lol yes multiple students
Did they have to repeat the school yr?
If you fail out of class, you have to wait an entire year and redo the class. if you need to use loans or financial aid, you have to repeat at least 12 credits so you might have to repeat classes you don't even need. While you're waiting to repeat, you pay the school. If your GPA is what got you removed, you have to take almost everything over for the entire year.