Upcoming SNPha Events

  • Tuesday Oct 31st: Chapter Meeting in TODD 234
    • Guest Speaker Anna Poston, a previous UK COP student and UK SNPhA member, will join us via Skype to discuss her time at UK, her residency program in Cincinnati, and holding positions on the national SNPhA board.
  • Wednesday November 15th: Monthly Service Event at The E7 Kids Café (530 N. Martin Luther King Blvd, Lexington, KY 40508)
  • Tuesday November 28th: Chapter Meeting in TODD 234
    • Interested in a dual degree program, a certificate, or the gateway program? We will have a panel of SNPhA members discussing the programs and answering any questions that you may have from a student’s perspective.

How to Join SNPhA

Dues Information
SNPhA is officially accepting dues for those interested in becoming members! Dues will cost $50 for pre-pharmacy/undergraduate student members. This includes national dues, local dues, and our annual t-shirt.
Please follow these instructions to register as a SNPhA member:
1.  Visit www.snpha.org<http://www.snpha.org/> and click on Log In at the top right corner of the page.
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2.  Click the “Register Now” link and set up your account.
3. Once you complete step 2, make sure you are logged into the website and click on your name at the top right.
4.  Click the “join SNPhA” button and fill out the information. Be sure to select the “University of Kentucky” as your institution and check the box stating that your chapter will pay your dues for you at the end. (DO NOT SEND NATIONALS ANY MONEY. WE WILL SEND EVERYONE’S DUES IN TOGETHER AT ONCE.)
You may pay your dues by one of the following ways:
CASH (Please include a note with your name and t-shirt size)
CHECK (made out to Student National Pharmaceutical Association; include your t-shirt size)
VENMO our treasurer Lindsay Otis @ Lindsay-Otis-2 (include your name and t-shirt size)
*cash and check may be placed in the SNPhA locker in the College of Pharmacy, locker #564
Please have registration and payment turned in by Wednesday, October 25th, 2017. Please contact Kirstyn Hill (Kirstyn.hill@uky.edu)<mailto:Kirstyn.hil@uky.edu)> if you have any registration issues, and please contact Lindsay Otis (Lindsay.otis@uky.edu)<mailto:Lindsay.otis@uky.edu)> if you have any dues-related questions.

10/10 Meeting Recap

If you missed meeting on October 10th, here is a recap of what we went over!

  • Members can now pay dues (ONLY $10) via Venmo @ukpreprepharmacyclub 
  • Attend a Lab Visit on November 10th from 3:30-4:00 or 4:00-5:00pm with Dr. Feola
    • Research focuses on immunology and infectious disease pharmacotherapy
  • Attend a Lab Visit on November 16th from 3:00-3:30 or 3:30-4:00 with Dr. Black
    • Research focuses on understanding how to better predict cancer patients' response to small molecule and immune-targeted therapies
  • Join a Study Group
    • We will be sending out a survey for interest the following meeting... so be there!
  • Information about SnPha
    • $50 for national dues, local dues, and t-shirt
    • First event on October 18th 5:30-7:30 at Living Arts and Science Center prepping sugar skulls
    • Next meeting is on October 31st at noon in TODD 234
  • DanceRX Information
    • Contact Candy Lu at candy.lu@uky.edu
  • Pre-Pharmacy Mentor Program
    • Members have a unique and personalized opportunity to be paired with a PY1 student to learn about their experiences in pharmacy school thus far and receive advice from students who already took undergraduate course work and applied and got into to pharmacy school! 
    • Having this experience could help students build connections with pharmacists PY1 students have already shadowed and get more involved in the community.
    • To sign up, fill out the following Google Form! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjOH6p4-Xf-lofLxo7SEh8cDijwXN7url7YNSzJTl5O_wXdQ/viewform
  • Megan Cooper, RPh, PharmD, University of Kentucky Digestive Health Program
    • Dr. Cooper spoke to students during meeting about her experiences working in the Digestive Health Program. She works mainly with Hepatitis C patients based in clinic. Her typical day includes meeting with patients to assess treatment, ordering labs, having education sessions with patients about medicine, side effects, when to return to clinic, and how to contact pharmacy when needed. She explained the pros with her work include being able to tell patients they have been approved for treatment and they are cured. She also enjoys meeting with patients and educating them on the medications they will be taking.

Sign up for an Advising Session "Becoming a Competitive Applicant"

For students who are applying in the current or upcoming cycle, sign up for this advising session to find out helpful tips and integral information to help YOU submit your best application! All sessions are 4-5 PM in Room 114D at the Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building (College of Phamracy Building) on Wednesday, Oct. 11, Thursday, Oct. 26, and Tuesday, Nov. 14! Sign up at the following link https://redcap.uky.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=RRTTK4AEWF

Sign up for PAC Day of Service!

Pre-Pharmacy Club is partnering with UKCOP's Phi Lambda Sigma Chapter to put on a city-wide service day to bring pre-pharmacy students, pharmacy students, faculty, and pharmacists together to spend a day giving back to the community. Volunteer sites include the Ronald McDonald House, Kentucky Equine Center, and more! The event, Phamracy Assisting the Commonwealth (PAC), is on Saturday, October 21st from 9am to 1pm! Mark your calendars! Register for PAC service day by Tuesday, October 3rd at https://redcap.uky.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=XNKFWF889D

Doughnuts and coffee will be provided! 

Any questions? Contact Joe Plott at ajpl222@uky.edu for your answers!

 

9/13 Meeting Recap

Dr. Jason T Mitchell - Director of Enrollment Management at the UK College of Pharmacy

Dr. Mitchell talked to Pre-Pharmacy students about School - Life - Work Balance and dealing with stress during college. He detailed that there is both healthy stress (motivation, drive to do better, etc.) and unhealthy stress (extreme anxiety, panic attacks, unattainable goals, etc.). Additionally, he emphasized how important it is to have a good support system, whether it be your peers at college, family at home, or an advisor for your major or college. He left students with the advice to do things intentionally.

Kelley L. Ratermann - PharmD, BCOP, Hematology/ Oncology Clinical Pharmacist, Assistant Professor, Adjuct - UK College of Pharmacy

Ms. Ratermann spoke in detail about her journey to becoming a pharmacist and some helpful advice for Pre-Pharmacy students. She also informed students of what her day to day looks like as an Hematology/ Oncology Clinical Pharmacist and different situations and roles she's been in while working in that specialty. When speaking about the profession in general, she explained that a career in pharmacy is hands on and on the treatment side of patient care. In order to be a competitive applicant, she said it's not all about GPA and PCAT score and that leadership roles, work experience, and community service are very important aspects to make a student a potential admitted student to UKCOP. Through her personal experiences, she found that the two most important things to becoming successful are good communication and utilizing your resources. 

Join SNPha

Courtney Simpkins stopped by our meeting today and talked about an organization that Pre-Pharm students can now join! SNPha is a organization focused on giving back to the community. If you're interested in joining SNPha, email PYII student Courtney Simpkins at courtney.simpkins@uky.edu for more information about upcoming events and how to join!