You Are Leading the Way for a New Generation
from Randy McDonough
Last week, in Iowa, the Iowa Pharmacy Association was holding its Legislative Days. I had the opportunity to address the attendees, which included a very large cohort of students.
What impressed me was the number of students (mostly P-1’s and P-2’s) who were aware of Flip the Pharmacy.
Then, today, I was interviewing a residency candidate who was very aware, interested, and excited about Flip the Pharmacy. For those of you who know me best, you know that I often reflect about experiences that have just encountered—well this is no different.
The awareness and comments from these students demonstrate not only the significance that Flip the Pharmacy is having on our profession, but it also
reflects the deep appreciation the students have for pharmacists who are part of this movement to transform their practices.
One person that I frequently cite as someone who has a tremendous impact on me is Eugene White, a community pharmacist who transformed his practice to provide patient care services long before many of us entered into the profession. I think about his influence on my practice every day. In fact, much of my practice was modeled from his vision.
As a participating Flip the Pharmacy pharmacist,
you need to know that this is the type of impact you are having on a new generation of pharmacists.
They look at you and what you are accomplishing with admiration, respect, and fascination. You represent the future of the profession, a new path, an exemplar.
We are off to a good start for 2020. Let’s keep the momentum. Our next generation of pharmacists are anxiously observing.