3 Things Pharmacists Should Do More of This Year


What do you think pharmacists should do more of in 2016?

Looking ahead this year, I can’t help but think about what I need to focus on.

I think pharmacists have traditionally been introverted, and I would say that this applies to me, as well. With that in mind, and with the goal of expanding pharmacist provider status, here are 3 things that I believe pharmacists need to do more of in 2016.

1. Educate

Pharmacists have a wealth of medication knowledge that is useful in a variety of health care environments. Pharmacists need to put that expertise on display as often as they can.

Whether it be a formal presentation for a group of seniors, YouTube videos, or a question and answer session at your local school, pharmaicsts need to take on a more active role as medication educators. If you have already created presentations on various topics for your job or school, why not share them with others?

2. Engage

I think pharmacy has a higher percentage of introverted folks than other health care professions, but engaging with other health care professionals is fun, challenging, and rewarding. You can learn things from them, and you can undoubtedly help them with their patients’ medication-related problems.

3. Listen

I've had podcasting in the back of my mind for over a year, and one of my goals for 2016 is to get a podcast released. I'm also excited about listening to podcasts on various health-related topics to help round out my pharmacy education.

The beauty of podcasts is that you can listen to them while you are working out, driving to work, or going for a walk.

What do you think pharmacists should do more of in 2016?

Related Videos
BillionPhotos.com - stock.adobe.com
Whole psilocybin mushroom in a clear medication capsule | Image credit: Zim - stock.adobe.com
Patient suffering from atopic dermatitis -- Image credit: Nikkikii | stock.adobe.com
Image credit: Fabio Balbi | stock.adobe.com
Image credit: Melita - stock.adobe.com
Atopic dermatitis on a patient's hand -- Image credit: Ольга Тернавская | stock.adobe.com
cropped view of man performing chest compression on dummy during cpr training class - Image credit: LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS | stock.adobe.com
Medicine law concept. Judges gavel with pills | Image Credit: Iren Moroz - stock.adobe.com
Image credit: New Africa | stock.adobe.com
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.