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Posts Tagged ‘pharmacist certifications’

Pharmacist & Healthcare Certifications

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 7.25.12 AMDon’t you love it when you spend 6-8 years of your life totally immersed in a field of study, like pharmacy, then the pharmacy school ships you off into your “professional” life, never to be heard from again? (Except, of course, when they’d prefer donations from alumni.)

Like it or not, you are responsible for your own career development after pharmacy school–not your alma mater.

Here’s a great way to develop your career! One of the hottest ways to do that now is through certifications. What happened a few years ago now for me was that I didn’t know what vegetable soup people had behind their names, so I started tracking certifications and professional designations so I could understand what they are, and how they could be leveraged for an interesting pharmacy career.

So, now I offer several products and services around Pharmacist & Healthcare Certifications. Here they are, just for you:

1. Pharmacy Podcast – on Certifications – generally – free.

2. Pay per view – of a PDF of the certifications list – which I update generally quarterly as an instant digital download. It won’t, however, be updated as often as the third offering below:

3. Now, I’m also offering a Class online for certifications – but it’s real-time access to my pharmacist certifications list, along with other content. Think of it like a subscription.

Never let it be said that a former pharmacy school professor wasn’t still trying to help out her fellow pharmacist kind…career develop to your heart’s content here!


2017 – Other Cool Stuff & People to Thank

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-12-11 at 6.45.11 AMBeyond the blog posts, long posts, and Medium, there’s a lot of other really cool opportunities that came my way this year. In this post, I’d like to celebrate all the amazing people and companies below who invited me to collaborate, talk about my work and/or share knowledge this year:


The S(He) Says Guide to Mentoring (2017) with Dr. David Borst

-Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later and #STEMPrincess4 in 2018 – God willing!

Pharmacy Times/Careers Columns:

Medical Affairs: A Growing Career Path

Midyear Managed

Continuing Your Formal Education After Your PharmD

The Future of Pharmacy: Working from Home

Top Certifications & Designations to Enhance Your Pharmacy Career


SXSW – mentoring in 2017 – thanks for this bucket list opportunity!

Wharton Reimagine Education Awards – judge – thank you for the chance to see what’s coming in education.

Book Interviews:

Zorich, G. Entrepreneurs in Pharmacy and Other Leaders. Outskirts Press, 2017.

Kratz, J. One: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality. Niche Pressworks, 2017. 

Book Reviews:

Voci, E. Resilience Art: A Grief Coloring Book Using Ritual and Music to Help You Grow, Mascot Books, 2017. In Press.


Social Media Stupidity - Abdul Hakim-Shabazz - Indy Politics

HIMSS: Intrepid Healthcare Podcast – Joe Lavelle

Get Social Health – Janet Kennedy

Your Working Life – Caroline Dowd Higgins

Pharmacy Podcasts in 2017 - and wow. So many great guests to thank!


IBJ Woman of Influence 2017

The Corner of the Court

On the Dot Woman

Drug Topics: Dealing with Stress in the Pharmacy

Confronting Gender Parity

Do What You Desire

Inside Indiana Business – Segment on Health with Barbara Lewis – HBA

Original Event Content:

Inaugural Pharmacy Law & Ethics Educators’ Benchmarking Survey Results – ASPL (Journal write up coming soon in 2018)

Ethical Use of Big Data – IndyBigData and ASPL – with Valita Fredland

Manbassadors – HBA IN

#HealthCarDev – HBA IN

#PurpleSocks Awards – HBA IN

Op Eds:

The Somewhere Between 4-40 Hr Work Week – Inside Indiana Business

Hitting the Half Year Reset Button in 5 Steps – Inside Indiana Business

6 Practical & Positive Post Conference Practices – Inside Indiana Business

8 Great Places to Connect in Indiana Healthcare, HIT and STEM – IIB/Biocrossroads Life Sciences Quarterly

Free Tools that (Almost) Get You in Two Places at Once – Inside Indiana Business

Thank you one and all for an amazing year, riddled with a ton of really amazing opportunities – I am grateful!


Sunday, October 2nd, 2016


I’m still working over here.  Here are some updates of public documents I share with my peeps!

Healthcare Certifications for pharmacists and in healthcare – added a bunch!

Who’s at the helm in Healthcare? Sad to say, not many new women…

The Know Thyself Kit – added a couple of newer books out on how to help you get to your best you.

2016 Pharmacy Meetings – I’ll be heading to AMWA next week!

HIT List for Indiana – tracking health IT companies in Indiana. I’m surprised no one did this before…

Hope these help.

Stuff I’m Tracking…Just for You…

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 10.40.42 AM…OK, and me.  I confess!  All on google sheets – just for us:

National Pharmacy Meetings

Who’s at the Helm in Healthcare?

The Know Thyself Kit- good for high school and big kids

Women’s Leadership Training Programs

Pharmacist Certifications…and Healthcare Certifications

Enjoy! And if I missed stuff in any of the above lists and it fits the parameters – let me know!

2Q16 Updates for My Peeps

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 10.26.51 AMHappy Spring!

Here’s the stuff I’m working on, peeps:

1. Women’s Leadership Programs grid – if you have a program I missed that you personally know is awesome, please let me know!

2. Pharmacist and Healthcare Certifications – I added PMP and all of PMI’s certifications this week.

3. Pharmacy National Meetings – Coming up next week: the Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta, GA.

4. The 13th Annual CE for Pharmacists at Butler University COPHS - registration popped up this week. We’re offering 19.75 hours of CE in this expanded 2.5 day event this year!  Day 1 (June 2 in the afternoon) is all about preceptor development. I’m talking about a pharmacy law at this event, personally, in addition to the shooooow!

5. Slides for Professionalism and your brand online as an entrepreneur at the 3/31 IN Small Business Expo.

6. A display for 3 really cool, different classes I’ve been part of for the 2016 Butler University Innovations in Teaching event. A “sneak peep” is above.

7. Plotting a bookraiser for the #STEMPrincess project.

8. Shopping for NON-clinical pharmacist people for pieces I’m working on for The Pharmacy Podcast and Pharmacy Careers. If that’s you and you’re willing to be interviewed, let me know.

9. Dabbling in and experimenting with Anchor.

That’s enough. For now! : )

Stuff Women Academicpreneurs Like

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

A list of stuff I’m exploring right now:

1. Updated the list of women’s leadership programs’ Google Sheet today.

2. Pharmacists: anyone going to ASAP this coming week?

3. Healthcare and pharmacist certifications – I’m curious if anyone out there has completed a certification of late, and if so, what it did for their careers?

4. Joy Mangano – we need more women entrepreneurial rock stars in film, on TV, on radio, in podcasts, etc.

5. Biz Chix Podcast – I’ve recomended this content to my personal mastermind group, which was inspired by the podcast itself.

6. Changing higher ed – If anyone (beyond healthcare, of course) is ripe for change right now, it’s definitely higher education. I’m watching sites like the Chronicle, of course, but I’m interested in individuals’ opinions as well.  One blog and book I read recently is The Professor Is In.

7. Coloring Books – next up for the #STEMPrincess series is….a coloring book!