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President's Corner - October 2019

September 23, 2019 10:41 PM | Stacy Brousseau (Administrator)

Thank you to those who joined us on September 12th at Uccello’s in Grand Rapids for our first WMSHP meeting this fall.  Julie Schmidt delivered an excellent presentation on the newest data surrounding STEMI treatment through the various transitions of care.

September has been a busy month for us, as we also co-hosted our first mock residency interview & CV review event on September 18th for interested P3 and P4 students.  We had more than twenty students participate, and it was also great to see the WMSHP membership engaged in the development of our future pharmacists.

We are looking forward to our annual WMSHP/FSU Pharmacy Residency Showcase on October 3rd at the FSU College of Pharmacy in Grand Rapids.  Our next monthly meeting will be held on October 10th at the Bronson Methodist Hospital Gilmore Center, where Katie Axford, PharmD, BCPS will help us promote the health of our patients with her presentation titled “The Game of Life: Exploring Social Determinants of Health in Pharmacy.” We hope you can join us in Kalamazoo!

Just a reminder that WMSHP is now using Western Michigan University’s School of Medicine (“WMed”) as our new pharmacy CE provider.  This means that all of our members will be claiming their WMSHP meeting CE through WMed’s CE Attendee Portal.  The WMed CE process is very easy and streamlined once you set up an account on their website.  To set up an account, you can go to https://wmed.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx?P=100 and click “sign in with your email and password.”  You can then choose the “Don’t have an account?” link to create a new account.  If you need assistance, instructional videos detailing how to create an account and claim CE are also located on WMed’s website at https://wmed.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx?P=2000.  Most importantly, make sure your profile information includes your name, birth month/day, NABP e-profile ID, cell phone number, email address, and what type of CE you will be claiming (Continuing Pharmacy Education ACPE).  It is not mandatory that you create an account prior to attending a WMSHP meeting, but it does make the process a lot easier if your account is already set up at the time of attendance.

It’s almost time again for annual WMSHP Board elections.  If you are interested in becoming more involved in WMSHP by running for a Board position, please contact me or any other member of the Board.  The deadline for nominations, including a brief applicant bio, is Thursday, October 10th.

If you have any questions or would like more information about WMSHP, please visit our website at www.wmshp.net.

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