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01/11/2013

Pharmacy Student Capitalizes on Her Skills During Summer Internship

 

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Unicel-Anne Flores PharmD’14 (fourth from left in the white shirt) posing with a few coworkers for an Olympic-inspired "fun" project. "The great thing about Pfizer was that they always had us engaged on work outside of our "work work"."

A summer internship at Pfizer made Unicel-Anne Flores PharmD’14 realize that her studies at University of the Sciences translated into real world outcomes. She encourages other students to consider the internship experience a pathway to gain even more experience. 

This past summer I had an amazing opportunity to work as a pharmacy intern for Pfizer in Madison, N.J. I worked under Dr. Mark Wingertzahn, the former OTC Upper Respiratory Medical Franchise Lead. As an intern, I looked up and researched articles based on products’ active and inactive ingredients, and I sat in on meetings to provide pharmaceutical input based on knowledge I acquired from school. I also had the opportunity to network and make new connections, as well as everlasting friendships.

After working for a top-notch pharmaceutical company for the summer, I realized that I had a lot to offer and I wasn't even out of college! With the knowledge I gained from classes like drug research and information with Dr. Leona Blustein and Dr. Gary Sloskey, I properly researched articles using search engines like Ovid and PubMed. I recognized whether or not given studies were considered "good" based on what I learned in biostatistics. The knowledge I obtained from Dr. Dan Hussar's non-prescription medication class was the basis of my summer. I took what I learned in this class and implemented it into the meetings and informational sessions held within the company. The information I had acquired in the last five years here at University of the Sciences’ Philadelphia College of Pharmacy made me an important asset to the team I worked with at Pfizer, and it had also opened my eyes to a world of opportunities.

Working at Pfizer helped me realize that there are so many opportunities in industry where this degree is utilized, such as clinical, regulatory, and even medical marketing. There are so many opportunities out there for pharmacy students, you just have to look! Don't limit yourself to community and hospital pharmacy internships because your degree can literally take you anywhere.

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Thanks for posting this. My buddy is on a bunch of medications, many of which are generic and he has had questions about pricing. He's been looking for a good pharmacy in park ridge to talk about it. Thanks for posting.

Well, congratulations to you for having such a big opportunity to have a practicum at the number 1 pharmaceutical like Pfizer. I'm sure those learning are of great help to your profession.

Well, congratulations to you for having such a big opportunity to have a practicum at the number 1 pharmaceutical like Pfizer. I'm sure those learning are of great help to your profession.

Well, congratulations to you for having such a big opportunity to have a practicum at the number 1 pharmaceutical like Pfizer. I'm sure those learning are of great help to your profession.

Congratulation ! Your so lucky enough to give such opportunity to have your practicum at the famous pharmaceutical. Hope your so kind enough to share others of what you had learn there especially those who are in line with your work.

Yes, absolutely true! I really love this course pharmacy. I like the nature of its job. But I was not able to pursue with my dream course because my parents could not afford to send me to a university to take up this course. Congrats for you!

Yes, absolutely true! I really love this course pharmacy. I like the nature of its job. But I was not able to pursue with my dream course because my parents could not afford to send me to a university to take up this course. Congrats for you!

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