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October 3 --- 5:30pm, HPNP G301

Taylor Schenley (UG) talking about upcoming socials at our first meeting.

October 22 -- Health Fair on Campus Kayla Nichols (1PD), Amy Shook (1PD), and Jessica Yung (1PD) at the Pre-Pharmacy Workshop. October 26 -- TBA

Being an active member

November 3 -- TBA

means being part of the

Feel free to contact any SNPhA

Pharmily.

officer if you have questions or November 8 -- 6:00pm

We want you to be part of our SNPhArmily!

comments to make.

Contact Faith Womble (misswomble@ufl.edu) for additional information.

Executive Board

I created this newsletter in the hopes of

Being a leader early as an undergraduate and a

encouraging

pharmacy student is a very rewarding experience that

President Jennie Lee jleez@ufl.edu

Signatura Issue 01 October 2012

more

undergraduates

and

pharmacy students to become interested in Student National Pharmaceutical Association

Secretary

will

help

you

in

developing

leadership

and

communication skills, as well as look great on your resume for potential future employers while you're

Shakera Mangaroo

(SNPhA) and participate in the events we

smangaroo@ufl.edu

hold, as well as help plan them.

Elizabeth Warren

Again, I can't stress enough, being a pharmacist isn't

eawarren@ufl.edu

about counting the pills and hiding behind the counter.

Treasurer

looking for internships or work. Not only that, it's very fun to be able to be a part of something where you can make the decisions and make an impact on the

Historian

What defines a pharmacist is being there for the Anh Le

patient with an extra set of ears to listen to the

anhrox@ufl.edu

problem, an extra brain to think of a solution, and an extra mouth to teach what you know to the patient. As an organization, we're here for you to be able to hone

Please visit our website:

community.

As an organization, our job is to make you feel like you belong here, and as a member, your job is to reach out to others. We would not be here without the support from you!

Best Regards,

these skills and become a successful individual.

snphagainesville.wix.com/snpha SNPhA President We continue to update our website to relay information. On it, you will find many useful links, including a

calendar with all the pharmacy exams and the events we are holding, as well as videos about us and links to 'Like' us on Facebook and Twitter. Pharmacy Student Panel at the Pre-Pharmacy Workshop.


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EYE ON IT We're Hiring!

SNPhA is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned

SNPhA is looking for officers to

about pharmacy and healthcare

be a part of our family. Both

related issues, and the poor

undergraduates and pharmacy

minority representation in

students are encouraged to

pharmacy and other health-

apply. The application is short

related professions.

and easy and there is a wide range of positions to choose

The purpose of SNPhA is to

Not only did I learn more about

in an outdoor social event. We

everywhere.

plan, organize, coordinate, and

the Gainesville community but

helped the residents play putt-putt

Tacachale concluded, the volunteers

Pharmacy students and faculty

and Clare Aguilar, came in to answer

(2PD), Jackie Sholom (2PD), Faith

execute programs geared toward

also the University of Florida

and also served ice cream and cotton

came

alike

questions

Womble

the improvement for the health,

community as well.

candy. Before that day, I've never

Terrace on campus to have lunch

undergraduates

worked

a

and reflect on our experiences that

about

Not only did I learn more about the

developmental disability. I had no

Gainesville community but also the

back

After

to

the

the

social

at

Touchdown

from.

reached

out by

to

talking

that

they

may

have

(2PD),

Susie

Costa

We are currently

befuddled the undergraduates about

(3PD),and Dan Goldberg (3PD), and

and

what they look for in applications,

Stephanie Scali (3PD), as well as

morning. All the groups shared a little

interview process, as well as

essays, and interviews. After the

help from Cynthia Chen (2PD), Lily

idea what to expect interacting with

about what they did and what they

advice on how to stay on top of

students

their

Pham

(2PD),

University of Florida community as

people who are mentally or physically

learned. It was amazing to see how

the game.

interrogation, they participated in a

(2PD),

Minh

well. Hundreds of UF students of all

impaired. I enjoyed the day and

caring the volunteers are, spending

mock interview that involved the

Amanda Small (3PD). They were

 Community Service Chair

majors came together on September

learned how loving these people are.

time to give back to the community.

Our first event of the year was an

peers sitting beside them as well as

able to give personal advice to the

 Social Chair

15th and dispersed throughout the

Memorable moments included seeing

The experience was very rewarding

interactive day dedicated to students

the pharmacy students around the

pre-pharmacy

 Signatura Editor-in-Chief

community to do various volunteering

Wayne, who was quite a jokester. He

and I look forward to doing more

interested in applying for the College

room. Each student

We started the year out on

jobs. Schools, gardens, and elderly

putted through the whole course,

projects like this.

of Pharmacy at University of Florida

was handed a few

September 10th with an

communities are only three of the

getting a few hole-in-ones and had

on September 17th. With the help of

questions,

introduction to the organization

many different sites benefitting that

so much fun that he wanted to play

professors

pharmacy

they asked to the

and a unique guest speaker, an

day. I went with 14 other students to

through the whole course again. By

students, we were able to hold a day

person that they are

Assistant Director of UF Shands

Tacachale, a developmental disability

noon, there was much jumping,

of academic giving. Folders and

practicing with after

Hospital, Bill Harbilas, PharmD.

community, where we all participated

laughing,

programs were made for information

a strong introduction

about admission prerequisites and

and a confident handshake. The

with a brief overview of what SNPhA

we had to bring chairs in from

who to contact when they needed

ability

first

is about, and a Kaplan Testing

other rooms for people to sit in.

help.

impression and answer a challenging

discount offered from our sister

question on the spot is key to not

organization,

educational, and social environment of the community.

The turn-out was wonderful, as

with

anyone

clapping,

and

with

-Anh Le, 2PD

dancing

everywhere.

the

application

and

fellow

Over 100 people were tightly

concluded

to

(3PD),

students

from

“The ability to make a

been

and answer a

whole

on the spot is key...”

a

good

of

through

the

process

before.

Student

Medical Association (SNMA). Our

as I filed through the events we

was

employment interviews as well. Once

goal was to make the students feel a

were going to hold this year.

students ranging from 1st to 3rd

the

bit more relieved from the stresses of

years.

a

partners, the workshop resumed with

taking

presentation by Amy Shook (1PD)

a Pharmacy Student Panel which

admissions.

about applying for pharmacy school

consisted of: Karen Fong (1PD),

and overcoming the PCAT. Members

John Leonard (1PD), Kayla Nichols

of the admission committee, Svenn

(1PD), Jessica Yung (1PD), Tina

Normann, PharmD; Dorette Ellis,

Chen (2PD), Joseph Ladd (2PD),

PhD; Anthony Palmieri III, PhD, RPh;

Anh Le (2PD), Whitney Ruddock

Q: How do I get involved with SNPhA?

social events that we implement. (Dues: $5)

SNPhA officers presented their

The

day

began

with

A: Being a chapter member entitles you to all the benefits from

planned events and received our local chapter. This includes your ability to complete your

Being a national chapter member, you get many benefits,

feedback from the audience required community service and screening hours with the events

including

discounts, scholarships, becoming

a chapter,

regarding undecided ideas. that we hold and participate in our monthly meetings with special guest speakers ranging from ambulatory care pharmacists to

regional, or national officer, and your ability to participate in the Regional and National Conference. (Dues: $35)

nuclear pharmacists to investigational drug pharmacists. Your chapter dues help us to pay for the food at meetings and the

*****DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5th*****

students got to know

their

the

 Fundraising Chair

 Power to End Stroke Chair  Beat the Pack: Smoking Cessation Chair  Remember the Ribbon:

first

steps

Kidney Disease Chair  Operation Immunization Chair  Legislature Delegates

National

but

pharmacy

 Advertising Chair

 Project Keepsake: Chronic The workshop ended

only

20

who is interested to be:

HIV/AIDS Chair

The 2-hour workshop in the evening with

interviews,

the

someone who had

good first impression

challenging question

and

packed in a room made for 80,

lively,

admission

Lam

Solomon

perspective

which

make

Vincent

looking for anyone

towards

For more information about the positions and their requirements, please visit our website and click How to Get Involved. You will find a video

-Jennie Lee, 2PD

describing certain positions and a document within the application to assist your selections. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at: jleez@ufl.edu.

Become a member by going to: snphagainesville.wix.com/snpha and clicking How to Get Involved

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