Third Year Thoughts – The End of Didactic Learning and the Road to Rotations

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In less than a month, it’ll be the last time P3s will have finals, forever. All the quizzes, exams, and standardized patient interactions will be a thing of the past and we will be on our way to our Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations. After spending our winter break researching and ranking rotations and waiting anxiously for 3 months, we now have our schedules! And while we’re excited for our final year in pharmacy school, it’s also a bit bittersweet knowing we won’t be sitting in class together anymore.

We’ve spent three years as a cohort acquiring these skills together – early morning struggles completing immunization & CPR training, discussing countless TBL quizzes and patient cases, and last minute cramming for exams are just a few memories we all will share. These experiences, especially in a small class size of ~80 students, have made us cohesive. Most, if not all students know fun facts about each other and have built personal bonds that transcend basic classmate/colleague relationships. Some classmates have even served in each other’s wedding parties!

That said, you can find us continuing to fight on together for the next few weeks and pushing through finals. Then, in a year you can catch us counting down the days until graduation!



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