What do I love about my job as an emergency medicine pharmacist? 🥰 I’ll give you a top 5, no particular order:

🏷 @CLKo_PharmD @GinaM8585 @SilaSmallPharmD @baIDpharm @annaIDpharmD
1. You never know what’s going to come through our doors, anything imaginable: attacked with 🌵, ingested fireworks 🧨, surprise 👶 delivery, exercise induced anaphylaxis, cardiac arrest...what can I say, I 💜 to help & easily bored, couldn’t dream up a better career for myself.
2. I work with over 100 of my best friends 🧔🏾👨🏻👩🏼‍🦰👩🏽‍🦳👱🏼‍♂️👱🏽‍♀️🧑🏽👩🏻👩🏼👨🏿‍🦱👩🏾‍🦱I’m always happy to see them when I walk through the doors. We’re there for each other as we face the challenges that come through the doors of the ED 💪💪 Love my coworkers!
3. I get to interact with everyone face to face, don’t spend much time on the phone. I get some exercise doing laps around the department 🏃‍♀️
4. I enjoy coming up with fun ways to teach the department & our residents using things like our #pharmacyeducationboard, @TILEDPharmD, the RSI game 🥳 I like to gamify things to make life more exciting... still haven’t found a way to make my unit inspection more exciting tho lol
5. I get to have awesome residents as my copilots all year- I love having them around & introducing them to EM 😆🙌🏼 Their excitement is contagious & it is so fulfilling seeing them progress. Also, they teach me things too. Win!
@clairelizfraser this is for you & all the pharmacy students out there 😉💕

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