May 1st, 2006


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OK, my first day as a P-4 is over. Good news: I think I am really going to like this rotation. Bad news: I just realized just how much debt I will have when I graduate. $47,000. While it might be a lot less than most other people I know, it's still a lot of money.

I would rather write about something pleasant. I have a cubicle of my own, and while it's usually reviled as being horrible, I was really excited to get one, "just like an adult!" :D There are three major projects in addition to everyday stuff, but one of them - writing a CV I have halfway done since I already have a CV written, so it just needs revision and updates. The monograph is the major one, and I will need to choose a drug by Friday. I have started working on the list of potential choices, tomorrow I want to check out the clinical trials and other treatment options and see which one is going to be the best of the eight or so I have now. The third and most interesting project is creating a pharmacy benefit package. Not for real, but based on real data. :) Since internet is very limited, there should be little time-wasting, so I should be able to finish all my projects there and not have to take anything home. The regular daily activity is talking with preceptors, exploring what's role of pharmacists in insurance companies is, reading and discussing news articles, listening in the call center, etc. People there seem really nice, too, not just preceptors (they are wonderful, but I knew it from when they lectured at school) but everyone I saw who works there. So, I am pretty excited about this rotation.