Perspective of a Pharmacy School Interviewer

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I can't believe I'm halfway done with school! I've never experienced a year long worth of courses that were so academically and mentally demanding... but I'll save that for another day. This particular post has been a long time coming! For those of you who follow me on Instagram @adriennenguyenn, you already know that I had the pleasure and honor of interviewing potential Pharm.D. candidates for the Class of 2022. I previously wrote about my California Pharmacy School Interviews as an interviewee. But oh how the tables turned. This post will be my insider's report of being on the flip side as a pharmacy school interviewer. There are a few tricks of the trade that will get you a few brownie points here and there so I'll be sure to include all those juicy hints below!  I would like to disclose that my blog is in no way associated with UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences but rather a way for me to share my thoughts and opinions. 

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Hey fashionable pharmers. Adrienne here. Your one and only source into the stressful lives of pharmacy students. Did you miss me 😉? It's been some time since my last post and all I can say is that school and life have me tumbling on edge. I never completely understood why people had to miss school to catch up with school until my P2 year. I can say with 100% certainty that we all began the school year with so much stamina and enthusiasm but that fuse has maxed out. Sleep is becoming a true necessity to power through the medical school curriculum and I must admit, podcasted classes are a blessing! Having the luxury of listening to lectures within the comfort of my home? Yes, please! Even though summer is a mere 2 weeks away, I'll be occupied with both my community and hospital rotations as well as my two internships...

On a happier note, I finally had the chance to wear this Pique-Knit Sangallo Dress from Red Valentino. I got it back in Orange County while I was still an undergrad and I never found any occasion to wear it. My style has been more college student as opposed to my girly, high maintenance looks back in OC. It may be due to the fact that I'm always scrambling in the morning and have to walk quite a distance from the parking lot to class (I can't wait until the parking structure in front of Skaggs is open). I told myself that I would attempt to dress up more but my energy level is low while my stress level is high. Lectures with too many slides and words, imminent exams, miscellaneous school things... it's all starting to take a toll on body. At least I'll have time this summer to sleep-in and practice my pharmacy knowledge in the real world. My personal style metamorphosis will just have to wait until P3 year. My next pharmacy related post will be up late June! Until next time!

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Finished my first week back at school! It was definitely tough waking up at 6AM after two weeks of getting up some time around 10-11AM though I must admit, it felt good seeing the sun rise as I drove to UCSD. I was rarely on campus last quarter since I opted to podcasting a majority of my lectures however, I will be putting in my best effort to attend all classes for my last quarter as a P2. Easier said than done though! I'm more of a visual learner so I've personally found that physically being in class is a more effective learning method than sitting behind a laptop. The only con of going to class is having to wake up in the wee hours of the morning just to beat traffic and get parking... which, I might add, isn't even close to my classes! I can't wait until the new parking structure in front of Skaggs is complete - it'll only be a few feet away from class and I can finally wear heels to school! Speaking of heels, since investing in Michael Kors Leather Lace Up Combat Boots, these leather booties, also by Michael Kors, have gone into retirement. They're extremely comfortable but definitely not appropriate for those hills I have to ascend and then descend during my walk from the parking lot to class.

My outfit color gradient has dipped into the dark side. If you scroll through my blog or Instagram, you'll notice that my earlier posts revolved around bold and bright statements. I still possess a plethora of "colors" in my closet but I've been migrating towards darker options of the late. Not sure if that's a reflection of my personality or if it's easiest to work around for professional clothing. Whatever the case is, April will be my month to shine in brighter colors so bee on the lookout!

This is completely irrelevant but I've had a couple P1's and potential pharmacy candidates ask me what I find most effective when I study so I'll be creating a blog post for that also! I'm still working on the content of my UCSD pharmacy interview but you can expect to see it sometime in April! Until next time!