RX# 01-10-31-2013 PATIENT: PHARMACUETICAL SCIENCE STUDENTS DOSAGE READ ONCE EVERY QUARTER IF NECESSARY FOR CLARITY. TWICE IF PRESCRIBED BY THE DEPARTMENT. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST TALK TO AN ADVISOR. READ IF YOU’RE FEELING CONFUSED, UNSURE, STRESSED OUT OR FACED WITH DIFFICULT DESICIONS.CAN ALSO BE USED TO ENHANCE DAILY LIFE. SYMPTOMS
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READ BRIGHT AND EARLY DURING THE DAY
TAKE ONCE AS PRESCRIBED, OR TWICE FOR MAXIMUM STRENGTH. DO NOT EXCEED THREE TIMES IN 24HRS
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Have questions about the PharmSci major? Come visit you PharmSci Academic Advisors for advice and guidance. PAGE 4
PPS? You mean UCI has a Pre-Pharmacy Society? Why, yes we do! Come and see what PPS is all about! PAGE 4
Ever wonder how the PharmSci curriculum was developed? Well, hear the answer from Dr. Jafari herself! PAGE 2-3
Are you a peer mentor or even a mentee? If not, learn all about the mentorship program which outreaches to incoming students. PAGE 5
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Tell us a little about yourself!
J: I went to pharmacy school at UCSF and
also completed my residency there. I like anything outdoors, so things like hiking, skiing, or walking on the beach. My next thing is to learn paddleboarding, but I’m worried about sharks haha!
How did you come about developing the Pharmaceutical Sciences Undergraduate Program?
J: I was recruited in 2005 by UCI to develop
the major. I saw it as an opportunity to create a high-quality undergraduate degree and prepare students for their graduate schools. It felt like a blank canvas that I could paint with any colors. Thus, I developed the major based on changes we have in biomedical and pharmaceutical research and health care so that students who go through this major are ready to be very successful in graduate school and in life!
What was your reasoning behind selecting the curriculum?
J: The courses are selected with two specific
reasons in mind. One - to prepare students for the rigors of top pharmacy/medical schools, or if they choose to do a Ph.D. program. And two - to give students the opportunity to know enough to take entry-level positions in industry.
Who is your role model?
J: I actually have many role models but when it comes to having high standards, my role model would still be my mother. She’s a very caring person and constantly tries to help everyone.
What’s one thing you love about UCI?
J: Just one thing, haha? As far as my position
goes, I loved the autonomy and freedom that was given to me to develop the curriculum. It was very much a team effort, and I loved that UCI gave their trust and faith in me. And I also love the fact that UCI is near the hills that I hike on and the ocean.
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Are you involved in any research?
J: I do anti-aging research with fruit flies
in hopes of slowing the aging process. We work with botanical extracts and natural products and we’ve had great results in extending their lifespan. Once we’ve found a successful plant, we try to figure out the mechanisms of action and their impact on many aging pathways. Some of these aging pathways are conserved in various species like humans and fruit flies so the idea is if you can modulate pathways in one species, you can modulate the same pathway in another. Have you had any extracts that have been very successful?
J: Yes, our champion in the lab is Rhodio-
la rosea. It’s a very interesting plant usually grown in cold, dry regions such as Siberia or some parts of Europe.
What do you think are some qualities of an ideal pharmacy student?
J: One would be an enthusiasm to learn
and to help. Another would be a desire to make and create changes; in other words, to be a leader and not a follower. A pharmacy student should have a sense of caring for people and their community. Be well-rounded, and I don’t mean having a 3.8 GPA and being in X amount of extracurriculars. Be someone who can have fun as well as be a good student. Do you have any future goals in mind for youself?
J: Professionally, I would love to write a
book. I have quite a few ideas in mind. My research goal is again, to slow the aging process to help people live healthier, longer. Educationally, I really hope to instill a love for learning in students.
e nts PPS ev g n i -Winter Retreat to Big Bear upcom
-UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Takeda Pharmaceuticals trip
Pre-Pharmacy Society (PPS) was developed to provide future Pharmacists a place to build connnections and thrive. Even if you are unsure whether a career as a pharmacist is the right for you, PPS is a great place to start. All majors and class levels are welcome, and even those who don’t attend UCI can still become apart of PPS. PPS can be that connection that helps mentor, advise, or even grow your interests in the the field of Pharmacy. Through PPS students will be exposed to the information and experience necessary to become a competitive applicant for graduate school, and also gain insight about Pharmacy as a career through various outlets such as field trips, community service, volunteer work and guest speakers!
Wednesday Nights 6pm-7pm Physical Science Lecture Hall (PSLH)
Year: 3rd (Junior) “I really enjoy helping students get through tough obstacles, especially if they feel discouraged, I’ve been there and I know how to cope with the stress that comes along with being an undergrad”. Ask me about: Campus representatives, studying abroad, VDC-Norte, PrePharmacy Society (PPS), Habitat for Humanity, or anything that you have a question on! Least/Favorite course requirement: “Anthropology 2A would have to be my least favorite class I’ve taken, and the best course would have to be the upper divison PharmSci classes-they’re more personal then general Ed. classes”.
Year: 3rd (Junior) “I help lots of students who have questions about the major in general, and also those who have questions about the graduate school application process. Being an applicant myself, I can give a first-hand view of what students need in order to transition from UCI to the graduate school of their dreams”. Ask me about: Pre-Pharmacy Society (PPS), Unicef, peer tutoring, undergrad research, internships, peer mentorship, study abroad, graduate school, or anything else you might need information on! Least/Favorite course requirement: “I really didn’t enjoy G-Chem (General Chemistry), but I liked O-chem (Organic Chemistry). My favorite courses however were the upper division PharmSci courses”.
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Mentorship Program The Pharmaceutical Sciences program offers a fantastic resource for incoming first year students: the Mentorship Program! The program pairs up freshmen students with a third or fourth year Pharm Sci upperclassman. Together, a connection and network is forged as mentors assist menteesthrough whatever struggles they may have during their first year. Mentors are required to have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and to check in with their mentees once a week. In addition, quarterly socials are held to provide a chance to meet fellow Pharm Sci students and as a positive outlet to have fun! This is a great opportunity to begin one’s college career on the right foot.
Meet Your Coordinators
“Hello! My name is Jonathan Hwang and it is an honor to be the Pharmaceutical Sciences Mentorship Co-Coordinators with Josh! It is my 1st year in the program, and I’m glad to be in it as this group of mentees and mentors are absolutely awesome! Aside from being the co-coordinator, I am also the Internal Vice President of the Pre-Pharmacy Society, a pharmacy technician at CVS, and a volunteer at Karate for All. I hope that you have an awesome year!” “As a fourth year Pharmaceutical Science major, college has definitely been the growing experience. I’ve overcome many obstacles and grew into a mature individual with a professional mindset of becoming a Pharmacist. With the help from professors, pharmacists, and the friendships I’ve created along the way, I can only give back with what I have learned. I have been part of this Mentorship program for two years now and have been able to provide first year students with an early insight of what is expected for them in the future. This program has allowed me to be a better role model and lend a helping hand when one is in need. I cannot wait to see what this program can do for the in the future.”
ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS • Graduation is NOT automatic; you must submit an Application for Graduation online in Student Access to participate in commencement! • If you miss the deadline, you may not be able to order commencement tickets for your guests and your name will not appear in the commencement program. • Please check the UCI Commencement website for addition information regarding tickets, cap and gown purchases, etc. If you have any questions or concerns, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to apply for graduation by the deadlines! APPLICATION DEADLINES FALL: FRIDAY, OCT. 11TH WINTER: FRIDAY, DEC. 6TH SPRING: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH
NOTE The Pharm Sci Advising Office is moving! Beginnning Jan. 6, 2014, you can find us in 209 Steinhaus Hall. For all your counseling and advising needs, feel free to stop by once we’ve settled in.
study areas+study tips
AYALA SCIENCE LIBRARY If you haven’t been to the science library before, then you’re in for a treat. The science library has four ﬂoors worth of dedicated study space, not to mention, the many study rooms embedded on each ﬂoor. Whether you self-study or have group sessions, this library ﬁts all your study needs. However, you might want to get there early if you want a study room. STUDENT CENTER Fit with a computer lab that has both iMacs and PCs,plus the Courtyard Study Lounge, the Student Center is a niche all its own. Plus during ﬁnals week the center is open 24hrs and opens many rooms up as study spots. There is even seating outside near the computer lab if you like to be outdoors. If you don’t mind a little noise now and then, give this place a shot. LANGSON LIBRARY If Ayala isn’t the place for you, try Langston Library. It my not be retroﬁtted with multiple study rooms, but the cozy at-home atmosphere and the so-silent you can hear yourself walk feel makes this place a great study destination. The 1st ﬂoor has lots of computers and a beautiful view of Aldrich Park! Plus the 3rd and 4th ﬂoors are warm and deﬁnitely give off a traditional library vibe.
ace those EXAMS!!! The eariler you start studying the better! Your brain will have more time to solidfy the knowledge. I’m sure you’ve heard practice makes perfect! So do those textbook problems.
Go to ofﬁce hours if you have questions! It doesn’t have to be your professor’s ofﬁce hours, it could be a TA, a peer tutor, or even a LARC tutor! SLEEP before exams!
Fun Pharmsci Facts
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PHARM SCI FACT#1 There are currently 748 PharmSci undergraduates PHARM SCI FACT#2 The PharmSci deparment has 11 falculty members. PHARM SCI FACT#3 There are 230 new freshmen for the 2013-2014 school year. PHARM SCI FACT#5 PharmSci was the second largest major for incoming freshmen. PHARM SCI FACT#4 For the current freshmen class: Avg. GPA: 3.95 Avg. SAT: 1678
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PHARM SCI FACT#6 In 2010, the inaugural class for PharmSci was just 11 students. This year, class of 2014, PharmSci is projected to graduate 124 undergrads!