Over the past few years I’ve developed a greater appreciation for social media and the engagement/educational opportunities it could provide to various audiences. I also started to realize that Pharmacy, in general, had a gap that could be filled in the social platform arena. A lot of people have a certain viewpoint of what pharmacy is and the value those working in pharmacy provide. As I continued to meet others within pharmacy who were working on awesome initiatives I realized that there was a chance to spread the word. Whether it be law changes to advance practice, innovative practice models, or discussion on the future of healthcare, the stories needed to be shared. I view Pharmacy Universe as a way to share stories, ideas, and people who are working within or on pharmacy.
Pharmacy Universe was built with the mission to socially educate and engage the world about #Pharmacy. Our vision is to make #Pharmacy go viral. We aim to provide a simple medium to raise awareness, shape perception, and learn about stories within healthcare. Please feel free to share this page and our others with anyone.
Episode 6-The Non-Traditional Pathway (Dr. Anne Marie Kondic)
Anne Marie Kondic, PharmD, Executive Director of the Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) joins the show to talk about her non-traditional career pathway within pharmacy. We talk about what CPF is, how it was incepted, and her pathway to becoming the organization's second Executive Director in 2015. Anne Marie also gives advice to those who are newer graduates entering the current pharmacy climate and explains her thoughts on the importance of networking. We also discuss critical lessons she has learned working in various sectors of pharmacy including community, hospital, industry, association management, and more! Anne Marie shares what her experience was like moving to a new city with no stable job or career lined-up and how she navigated being "unemployed but employable".
Anne Marie's Call to Action: "Share your story on a national, regional, or local platform. Post a story about your patient care, pharmacist/mentor experience, or any other story!"
Check out the episode on various platforms:
Other links from the show:
CPF website: https://www.communitypharmacyfoundation.org
Twitter: @CPFGrants (https://twitter.com/CPFgrants) or @AnneMarieKondic (https://twitter.com/AnneMarieKondic)
Facebook: @CPFGrants (https://www.facebook.com/CPFGrants/)
LinkedIn: (https://www.linkedin.com/company/community-pharmacy-foundation/about/) or (https://www.linkedin.com/in/anne-marie-kondic-30a9b010/)
Share Your Stories: https://pharmacistsprovidecare.com or https://pharmacistsforhealthierlives.org
Episode 5-Super-heroic: Pharmacist, Mom, Leader (Dr. Brooke Griffin)
Brooke Griffin, PharmD, BCACP, Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Services
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, joins the show to fill us in on her blog she hosts on the Pharmacist Moms website: "Super-heroic: A Blog for Moms with a Pharmacy Twist" and how her vision is to tell stories about experiences as both a part-time pharmacist and full-time mom. She share her stories of advocating on Capitol Hill, explains the terms "upskill and reskill", and talks about the importance of leadership in pharmacy.
Check out the episode on various platforms:
2) Superheroic: A Blog for Moms with a Pharmacy Twist (email@example.com)
Episode 4-Finance & Education-(Your Financial Pharmacist, Dr. Tim Ulbrich)
Tim Ulbrich, PharmD, Associate Dean of Student Success and Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Pharmacy, joins the show to talk about his story into pharmacy, personal finance, and education. Tim discusses his platform Your Financial Pharmacist and how their vision is to help pharmacist and students become financially "fit". He also talks about trends in student loan debt, practice advancements, and his future vision of including personal finance in pharmacy education accreditation standards.
Student Loan Course: https://gumroad.com/a/197964915
Episode 3- Technology in Healthcare-Telepharmacy (Dr. Adam Chesler)
Adam Chesler, PharmD, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Cardinal Health, joins the show to talk about his story into pharmacy, regulatory affairs, and a concept of "telepharmacy" which has led to advancements in technology and healthcare across the country. Dr. Chesler also discusses details of what "telepharmacy" is and the impact it is having on access to care, adherence, and patient satisfaction.
Adam's Social Media:
Episode 2-Permissionless Innovation (Dr. Alex Adams)
Alex Adams, PharmD, MPH, Executive Director of the State Board of Pharmacy in Idaho joins the show to talk about his story into pharmacy, policy, and a concept of "permissionless innovation" which has led to major changes in the legislature in Idaho. Dr. Adams also discusses pharmacy technician roles and expansion of administration of immunizations by pharmacy technicians.
Alex Adams social media:
Episode 1- Pilot "The Lost Episode"
Welcome to the Pharmacy Universe Podcast! You are here because you are curious to learn and engage in the profession of pharmacy and it’s potential advancements. So our goal is to help socially educate and engage the world about #Pharmacy by introducing you to ideas, people, and stories to help you maximize your engagement and understanding.
My name is Deeb Eid, your host, and I am a pharmacist by trade and the creator and founder of Pharmacy Universe. Over the past few years I’ve developed a greater appreciation for social media and the engagement or educational opportunities it could provide to various audiences. I also started to realize that Pharmacy, in general, has a gap that can be filled in this area. During my first few years, as I traveled across the country and continued to meet others within pharmacy who were working on awesome initiatives, I realized that there was an opportunity to spread the word. Whether it be changes to advance practice, innovative practice models, or discussion on the future of healthcare, these stories needed to be shared. I view Pharmacy Universe as a way to share unique stories, ideas, and people who are working within healthcare and pharmacy.
P.S. This Episode is called "The Lost Episode", because at one point I did record and publish and Episode 1, but after some technical failures, the Episode was somehow deleted and lost! So here we are with another attempt!
The Podcast broadcasts on Spotify, iTunes, Google, YouTube, and iHeartRadio!
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