erinalbert.com

books    •    bio    •    blog    •    podcasts    •    store    •    downloads
Twitter   Facebook   Youtube   Medium   Flickr   Snapchat   Instagram   Google Plus   Pinterest   LinkedIn



Posts Tagged ‘certifications for pharmacists’

2016 & 2017 Podcasts on Pharmacy Career Development – An Update

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

This is about to be a long post, but I wanted to put, in one place, all the 2016 & 2017 Pharmacy Podcast Shows for the fab 13, AND for your listening pleasure! And I moved it up, since it was starting to get buried in the blog.

If you’re a pharmacist or leader in healthcare, IT, pharmacy practice and/or elsewhere, the following episodes will be of benefit to you.  And to all the guests during the year on the podcast, a SINCERE THANKS for helping us reach over 63,000 listeners and for sharing the pharmacy healthcare love!

The First and Annual Women’s Leadership in Pharmacy Panel at #RBC2017 from Cardinal Health

NABP and the .pharmacy Initiative: Deterring Rogue Online #FakePharmacies

Part 3 of our Conversation with Former DEA – Joseph T. Rannazzisi

Breaking Into the Pharmaceutical Industry: PharmDs – A Chat on the BCMAS Certification

DEA Part 2: Our Chat with Joseph T. Rannazzisi, cont.

A Chat with Co-Founder of GoodRx, Doug Hirsch

Career Development: Working for DEA

For the Class of 2017: Congratulations!

Manbassadors: Sponsors for Women in Healthcare

57 Cool Jobs for Pharmacists

SXSW 2017 – A Recap

InfoSAGE: Healthcare Informatics Leader Dr. Charles Safran

5 Steps to Manage Through a Career Crisis

HIMSS 17 Post Show

HIMSS 17 Pre Show

A Valentine for Women, Gender Parity and Leadership in Healthcare:

The Future of Work in Pharmacy & Healthcare Part I – With Special Guest, Jacob Morgan:

The Future of Pharmacy Work – Part II

Certifications for Pharmacists – Another Way to Enhance Your Pharmacy Career:

What is a Medical Science Liaison?:

7 Steps to a Super 2017:

“Men”toring Women – Why it is critical for Men to Mentor Women

Merry Midyear – 4 part miniseries coming to the podcast with Dr. Lauren Steinbach hi-jacking the mic:

5 Roads into Loving your retail pharmacy career – 5 part series:

The American Society for Pharmacy Law – an Intro with Aaron Moore:

5 Part series on the 5 Roads out of Retail Pharmacy:

Pharmacy as a Third Space – Tisane Pharmacy (NYC):

Disruptive Women in HIT – Mandi Bishop:

How to get more Leadership in Pharmacy – Alan Spies:

BU Well: A Student-Driven Multimedia Publication – Anne Leighty:

Unusual Career Paths in Pharmacy – Shaun Young of Ardina:

Feeling the Burn…Out – How to manage burnout in pharmacy:

Writing to Enhance Your Pharmacy Career – Dr. Elaine Voci

Maximizing Medical and Pharmacy Meetings – Kristin Eilenberg of Lodestone Insights:

2016 & 2017 Pharmacy Podcast Shows on YOUR Career Development!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

This is about to be a long post, but I wanted to put, in one place, all the 2016 & 2017 Pharmacy Podcast Shows for the fab 13, AND for your listening pleasure!

If you’re a pharmacist or leader in healthcare, IT, pharmacy practice and/or elsewhere, the following episodes will be of benefit to you.  And to all the guests during the year on the podcast, a SINCERE THANKS for helping us reach 60,000 listeners and for sharing the pharmacy healthcare love!

For the Class of 2017: Congratulations!

Manbassadors: Sponsors for Women in Healthcare

57 Cool Jobs for Pharmacists

SXSW 2017 – A Recap

InfoSAGE: Healthcare Informatics Leader Dr. Charles Safran

5 Steps to Manage Through a Career Crisis

HIMSS 17 Post Show

HIMSS 17 Pre Show

A Valentine for Women, Gender Parity and Leadership in Healthcare:

The Future of Work in Pharmacy & Healthcare Part I – With Special Guest, Jacob Morgan:

The Future of Pharmacy Work – Part II

Certifications for Pharmacists – Another Way to Enhance Your Pharmacy Career:

What is a Medical Science Liaison?:

7 Steps to a Super 2017:

“Men”toring Women – Why it is critical for Men to Mentor Women

Merry Midyear – 4 part miniseries coming to the podcast with Dr. Lauren Steinbach hi-jacking the mic:

5 Roads into Loving your retail pharmacy career – 5 part series:

The American Society for Pharmacy Law – an Intro with Aaron Moore:

5 Part series on the 5 Roads out of Retail Pharmacy:

Pharmacy as a Third Space – Tisane Pharmacy (NYC):

Disruptive Women in HIT – Mandi Bishop:

How to get more Leadership in Pharmacy – Alan Spies:

BU Well: A Student-Driven Multimedia Publication – Anne Leighty:

Unusual Career Paths in Pharmacy – Shaun Young of Ardina:

Feeling the Burn…Out – How to manage burnout in pharmacy:

Writing to Enhance Your Pharmacy Career – Dr. Elaine Voci

Maximizing Medical and Pharmacy Meetings – Kristin Eilenberg of Lodestone Insights:

2016 Goals – Track More Meetings, Events and Certifications in Healthcare

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

While I’m noodling on all my goals for the upcoming year, one thing I started in 2015 and would like to expand upon are two lists that I share publicly for my homies in healthcare and pharmacy.

First, on the 2016 Meetings and National Conferences in Pharmacy and Healthcare List over on Google Sheets, I’d like to start tracking callouts for abstracts at these meetings.  This will be a fun challenge, because I’m not a member of all these orgs, so I’m not sure how I’m going to track these, but I’m going to try!

Second, on the Certifications for Pharmacists and Healthcare Professionals Google Sheet, I’m going to try and start tracking prices of these certifications.  This one will be tough, because prices change all the time.

But, I’m a girl who likes a new challenge every now and then…

The 2015 Vegetable Soup of Pharmacist and Healthcare Certifications

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

111MPTwo things sparked this post.  First, at the end of every year (usually around time I have to compile the dreaded performance management documents) I think more interestingly about the future – where I want to go next in terms of my career.  It helps me plan the year ahead (and frankly, it helps me get my performance management documents done, because this way I can focus on the future, rather than the past.)

Second, anybody else notice the vegetable soup behind a lot of professionals’ names is changing?  I’ve noticed this as an educator myself.  I even had to start looking up some of that vegetable soup behind other professionals’ names so I can understand what areas they are interested in and have credentials in.  So much so that I thought it was a time to investigate further on certifications for pharmacists and healthcare professionals.

I’ve often preached to my students that “PharmD” or “RPh” anymore by itself really isn’t going to cut it in the marketplace if a pharmacist wants to develop his or her career over time.  It’s just the ticket in to the healthcare party.  After that, you have to find your own sub-party or corner of the room.  Of course, one way to differentiate your skills is to go back to school–but there are less expensive and time consuming forms of education now than formal education.  One of the cool and exploding areas of continuing professional development is certifications.  But–there are so many certifications now in healthcare!  Which one should you choose?

Are you a clinical pharmacist, and love certain therapeutic areas of practice?  Or, are you more of an admin geek like me, and more interested in the areas of management, leadership, ethics, law, and business?  Maybe you’re hankering to be a life or health or wellness coach on top of that pharmacy degree?  I care less about what, but care more that you (perhaps as a goal for 2015?) consider a certification in an area of healthcare or pharmacy that you are most passionate about.  Of course, you want to pay attention to cost, and whether or not you need to be “re-” certified in your new certification or not over time.112MP

To get you started, I thought I’d share my own list with you on different types of certifications I’ve found thus far over at Google Sheets.  I really needed to start keeping track of them for my own professional sanity–and to be a better professor who advises students about finding their own passions in pharmacy practice.  While my list I’m certain isn’t all-inclusive, it’s a good start.  Another good place to start for pharmacists specifically is the Council on Credentialing in Pharmacy.  They have a good list (last updated in 2012) that shows in detail each of the pharmacist certification programs here.

One of the fastest growing areas in healthcare is that of wellness coaching.  If you’re thinking about this arena, I found an excellent and recent table on wellness coaching certifications put together by the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard. Props to the writer of this document, because this area I predict is going to explode over the next few years.

As I’ve also said previously, the bad news is that there are a lot of pharmacists.  The good news, however, is that we have the opportunity to learn about and get involved in different and wider areas of practice now.  The best news of all is through these resources I’ve outlined for you above, you now have the awesome power to learn about and become better at the niches and different areas of practice moving forward, should you choose the certification pathway.

I look forward to looking up YOUR vegetable soup after that “PharmD”! (And if I missed anything – let me know.)