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Happy First Day Back on Campus for Our Ohio State Students.

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We want to wish our Ohio State College of Pharmacy students, Tayler, Jessica, Chris, Vivian, Emily, Maggie, and Tom a great first day of classes on August 22.

Chris, Vivian, and Emily work at Happy Druggist on Karl Road, while Tayler, Jessica, and Tom are the friendly faces that greet you in Plain City. Maggie works at Happy Druggist in West Jefferson.

Sadly, with the start of the semester, you probably won’t be seeing our loyal and devoted students in the drugstore except on Saturdays. Jessica and Chris are starting their third year of pharmacy school. Tom, Vivian, and Maggie are entering their second year. Emily is just starting her first year of pharmacy school.

Our fourth year student, Tayler, is off doing rotations with other pharmacies until graduation next May, so this really isn’t a back to school day for him.

Haley Green who works in West Jefferson will also be starting her first year of pharmacy school at Ohio Northern University on August 21.

We are also very proud to announce that L.P., Lauren Pullins, is doing her teaching rotation at West Jefferson schools this autumn before graduating from Ohio Dominican University. L. P. has been a lifesaver over the past year at Happy Druggist in West Jefferson and we don’t know what we would have done without her. We are going to miss her so much that we may have to go sit in some of her classes and harass her with silly questions.

We hope all of our students will have a wonderful autumn semester and a super school year in 2017-2018. We are very proud of all of you!

For the complete list of important dates for the autumn semester at OSU, go HERE.

Meet Our Student Pharmacist for July from The Ohio State University: Kevin Wenceslao.

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This month, we are joined in the pharmacy and lab by Kevin Wenceslao, a fourth year pharmacy student from The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy. Kevin will graduate in May 2018 and will then take the test to become a registered pharmacist. Kevin will be with us throughout July, so please stop by and meet him while he is in the store. Show him the Plain City hospitality!

Here is what Kevin tells us about himself:

Hello, everyone! My name is Kevin Wenceslao.  I am the fourth-year pharmacy student from The Ohio State University who will be on rotation here at Plain City Druggist. Throughout the month, I will be on-site helping out in the pharmacy. The previous pharmacy student, Mackenzie, and I have partnered up with Jennifer and PCD to participate in the Partner for Promotion program. In this project, we will be working together to design a new service to help expand quality patient care in this community setting.

Originally born in the Philippines, I moved to Illinois when I was five-years-old. Since then, I completed my undergraduate studies at Iowa State University and ended up going to OSU for my pharmacy doctorate. As you can see, I really enjoy living in the Midwest and experiencing frigid winters and burning summers. When I’m not doing something pharmacy-related, which is rare, I enjoy playing sports like volleyball and binge eating food from the many food trucks Columbus has to offer.

Currently, I work at the OSU Medication Management Program which is a call center dedicated to completing medication reviews for patients throughout the country. I am greatly interested in working in a managed care setting eventually due to its big picture approach to pharmacy. By working in the community and meeting its residents, I hope to keep those experiences in mind when advocating for health care changes at the larger level.

All in all, I am excited to work with everyone here at PCD and look forward to meeting new people who come into the store. This will be the first independent and compounding pharmacy I have worked at, so I am excited to learn more about these new areas. If you see me, please don’t hesitate to stop by and say hello!

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Meet Our Student Pharmacist for June, Mackenzie Piche’, from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.

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This month, we are joined in the pharmacy and lab by Mackenzie Piché, a fourth year pharmacy student from The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy. Mackenzie will graduate in May 2018 and will then take the test to become a registered pharmacist. Mackenzie will be with us throughout June, so please stop by and meet her while she is here. Show her the Plain City hospitality!

Here is what Mackenzie has to say about herself:

My name is Mackenzie Piché and I have just officially started my fourth and final year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program at The Ohio State University. I am so excited to be here at Plain City Druggist for the first of nine rotations that I will be completing prior to graduation next May. I will be here every day for the month of June and will also be completing a longitudinal project with PCD throughout the year.

I was born in Canada, but grew up in Perrysburg in northwest Ohio. I received my undergraduate degree in 2014 from Penn State University in State College, PA. It was awesome to live in a small college town for four years, but living in Columbus has been an exciting change. There is always something to do and plenty of great restaurants to try. In my free time, I like cooking (and eating, of course), working out, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

I currently work in a grocery store chain pharmacy. I love that working in a community pharmacy allows for plenty of opportunities to engage with patients. I am in awe of the positive impact that pharmacists have in the lives of patients every day, and I feel so fortunate to be a part of the pharmacy profession.

Plain City Druggist will be my first experience with an independent pharmacy. I am looking forward to seeing a different side of community pharmacy, learning more about pharmacy management, and meeting new patients this month. Please say hello if you see me in the store, I would love to get to know you!

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Meet Our Student Pharmacist for April, T’Bony Jewell, From The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy.

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This month, we are joined in the pharmacy and lab by T’Bony Jewell, a fourth year pharmacy student from The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy. T’Bony will graduate in May and will then take the test to become a registered pharmacist. She is also working to obtain her MBA! T’Bony will be with us throughout April, so please stop by and meet her while she is here. Show her the Plain City hospitality!

Here is what T’Bony has to say about herself:

My name is T’Bony Jewell, a fourth year student from The Ohio State University. I have spent the majority of my time working in community pharmacy serving the southern population of Columbus. I love the interactions that I get to have with patients during counseling sessions and getting to know them. My rotations so far have afforded me the opportunity to work in various pharmacy settings including an emergency department, small rural hospitals, and even in pharmacy association management. Working in so many different settings, I have found a love for process improvement and people development which led me to pursue a master’s degree in business administration.

Originally, I am from a small town in western Maryland, where my parents and brother still live. My sister is a bit closer, here in northeast Ohio. When I am not working or in class/rotations, I like to spend my time with family and friends. I have family in the Columbus area and have enjoyed being around to be a positive role model for my three young cousins. I also spend a lot of my time doing crafty DIY projects including dress making, painting, and decorating. Crafting provides me a way to be creative and simultaneously relieves stress.

I hope to break into pharmacy management in order to efficiently utilize pharmacy resources. Our patients and health care are the focus. I believe too many businesses forget that the bottom line is not always about profit, but how effective the care is that we provide. It is essential that patients have access to affordable care.

Plain City Druggist is the final of my nine rotations. The independent setting provides many opportunities to gain business planning and strategy experience.

I hope to quickly acclimate to your community and be a resource that you can reach out to during the month of April.

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Meet Our March Student Pharmacist, Deanna Clause, From The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy.

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This month, we are joined in the pharmacy and lab by Deanna Clause, a fourth year pharmacy student from The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy. Deanna will graduate in May and will then take the test to become a registered pharmacist. Deanna will be with us throughout March, so please stop by and meet her while she is here. Show her the Plain City hospitality!

Here is what Deanna has to say about herself:

I am a fourth-year pharmacy student from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Most of my pharmacy experience has been within community pharmacy, but I have gained varied experiences with rotations at the Cleveland Clinic, free clinics around the Columbus area, and within other hospital systems. I look forward to completing one of my last rotations at Plain City Druggist before I graduate in May.

Whenever I have any free time away from rotations and work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends or visiting my fiancé in Cleveland. I love to spend time outside within the Cleveland Metro Parks or try new restaurants in the Cleveland area.

I also enjoy traveling whenever possible. One of my favorite travel destinations is an annual family trip. My family and I travel to Anna Maria Island, Florida every year to meet with family from all around the country.

I am in the process of applying for a residency that has an ambulatory care focus this upcoming year to transition into my first year as a pharmacist. This is an expanding area in pharmacy with growing opportunities for pharmacists to fill gaps in care. I am hoping to expand upon interests in teaching, geriatrics, and oncology upon completion of a residency and am excited about my future career in pharmacy.

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