Hello New Practitioners,
For many of us, this spring will mark an exciting time for new beginnings. Some of us are starting to prepare for what post-residency life will look like. Others will be transitioning into new positions, moving to new areas or taking on new challenges. While the warmer weather and greener leaves bring excitement and anticipation, the next few months will be filled with completing current role requirements, job searching and preparing for the next step! As you navigate these changes, we hope you find some helpful tools on the New Practitioner Forum Career Development website to ease some of the stress and uncertainty.
- Gearing up for another year of residency? Utilize the Residency Guide: Transitioning from PGY1 to PGY2 for tips to make the most of your year including preparing to serve as a leader to the incoming PGY1 residents.
- Completing training? Congratulations! Find information to aid in your job search, steps to transfer your pharmacy license, and personal finance topics in the Residency Guide: Transitioning from Residency to Workforce
- Considering a new job? Join the Mentor Match to connect to other pharmacy professionals you can look to for advice or insight to opportunities available. Review “A practical guide for new practitioners: Considerations when negotiating your first job offer” in AJHP
- Looking to enhance your credentials with Board Certification? Find study guides and test information on ASHP’s Board Certification resource page.
No matter where you are in the career transition timeline, we are so proud to be creating the future of pharmacy with you! Be sure to follow the New Practitioners Forum twitter page, and reach out to us through ASHP Connect, or email with any comments or questions.
Erin O. Boswell, Pharm.D.
Vice Chair, New Practitioners Forum Executive Committee
Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident
Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, MO