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Transitions is published bi-monthly for members of the Twlug New Practitioner Network. The online newsletter contains information focused on life inside and outside pharmacy practice, providing guidance on various areas of professional, personal, and practice development. Each issue includes in-depth articles on personal financial management, innovative practice sites, career profiles, career development tools, and residency and postgraduate programs.
 

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September 2019

Binge with Brad

My name is Brad Rzendzian and I am only slightly ashamed to say that I consume TV, podcasts, movies, and books the way Joey Chestnut consumes hot dogs. Transitions has graciously allowed me to share my...

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Wellness. Mindfulness. Burnout. Resiliency.

These four buzzwords are at the forefront of discussion, not just in the pharmacy profession but across society as a whole. Twlug so believes in the importance of addressing these topics that last fall, th...

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Meeting new people as a New Practitioner

In school, you tend to make friends with the people whom you share classes. You may have friendships that stem from the hometowns where you grew up, people with whom you attended church, played sports, or...

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Immeasurable growth

Every day that I feel challenged at work is a good day. When I initially searched for a career path, one of the most enticing aspects of academia was the endless possibilities of different roles that it...

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Finding your push

On a recent morning, I was up at 5:30 am. It was my one day off for the week. Why was I up so early you may ask? I am not one to get up before the sun makes its appearance. I am not usually an early mo...

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Residents ... Assemble!

The superheroes who make up the “Avengers” each bring a special skill to the team. The same could be said of the interprofessional health care team at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Ge...

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Embrace the emotion

“Good afternoon Ms. X, I’m calling from the primary care clinic. How are you feeling today?”

“Not very well, actually.”

“Oh, I’m very sorry to hear that. What’s been going on?”...

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Re-establishing your professional roots when on the move

Whether for personal or professional reasons, many New Practitioners will find themselves in a new part of the country early in their careers. For me, this was certainly true. I hopped states in pursuit of...

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Finishing strong: Questions to ask as the final countdown begins

Final evaluations can be intimidating, especially when the end is so close yet so far away. It’s important to have all preceptors recognize that the resident has completed all the core requirements to...

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Novice home-buying

First time purchasing a home? Little idea about what to do? As a recent new homeowner, this is how I initially felt and I hope this article gives you a glimpse of my experience as you begin yours. To ke...

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