Chad’s Blog Back to Students 2011
About the 2011 REHPS Experience
My experience at Redfield was nothing short of spectacular. I truly enjoyed every minute of it, and I feel that it has made me a better health-care professional. Being a pharmacy student, I was glad I was able to witness what other health-care professionals do. Shadowing Dr. Owens and Ron-PA, I was able to witness the diagnosis process of a disease. Pharmacists are typically only involved in the treatment of the disease state, so it was an aspect I most likely won’t see. Ron also showed me the proper technique of giving both an intramuscular and intradermal injection. Also, I am more aware of a pharmacist’s responsibility in a small town. While at Randall Pharmacy, I was able to see how nice it is to know most of the customers who come in the door. I have been to some corporate pharmacies—which actually felt more like a factory than pharmacy, and the volume of scripts done per day make it tough to get to know every patient. All-in-all I am glad I was able to complete this experience, and I feel that everyone should at least attempt a rural area experience because if you don’t try it, then how do you know it’s not for you.