How to Study Pharmacology in PA School

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Studying for your first pharmacology exam can be quite a daunting task. I think that pharmacology is like learning a whole new language. The words all sound funny and you have to learn so many things about each drug, including it's mechanism of action, side effects, concerns, contraindications, and doses. So at first, it all seemed very overwhelming and I didn't know where to begin. There are different ways to study for it, but today I wanted to share the way that's been tried and tested by myself and some dear friends of mine.

Serving the Underserved

Monday, February 20, 2017

Today was one of my favorite days of PA school. A group of us from class (we do this on a rotating basis) got to hold a mini seminar for the members of underserved community to talk to them about anything healthcare related. My group chose to talk about the flu! We talked about what the flu was, how you can get it/ways to prevent from getting it, the importance of flu shots, and how to get treated for it. There were so many questions that everyone asked and a lot of discussions that started up to better their understanding. It was so lovely to see how much they cared about their health and how eager they were to learn and to listen to what we had to share.

Clinical Procedures

Saturday, February 18, 2017

(my sweet friend Rachel and I after we drew each other's blood. She was a fantastic first patient!)

Hi y'all! I can't believe how long I went without writing a post. We were told that last semester was supposed to be the "beast" but I think they meant to say that for THIS semester. Since I'm preparing for midterm this weekend, I thought I'd talk about clinical procedures aka my FAVORITE class this semester. I have been posting pictures on Instagram almost every week so I thought I'd share a little bit more about it.