Life as a P1: Submitted by Joe Osborne

Orientation:

Hello everyone! My name is Joe and I’m a current P1 student at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy (or ‘CoP’ hereon).  Before I was accepted into the program, I had a lot of questions and,  as a whole-learner, I was curious about the day-to-day activities of the P1 student. I think it would be best to discuss each semester in a section for itself, and then summarize some key things that I learned from my time spent in my first year of pharmacy school. Continue reading “Life as a P1: Submitted by Joe Osborne”

7 Tips from a P4 Student: Submitted by Kelly Kieffer

A professor at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy once told me that “perspective is everything.”  I am not sure I fully understood what she meant at the time, but now less than two months away from graduation, I think I do.  What does “perspective” mean?  If you look it up, you will find a couple definitions:  1) “point of view” or an “attitude toward or way of regarding something” 2) “a true understanding of the relative importance of things.”  This “true understanding” is attained through education and experience, be that our successes or our mistakes.  With that in mind, I would like to share some of my successes and mistakes in the hope that they might help you as you progress through the pharmacy program.  From my perspective as a P4 student, here is my best advice: Continue reading “7 Tips from a P4 Student: Submitted by Kelly Kieffer”