Student organization begins 2017-2018 PILL Talks

TTUHSC PILL TalkThe Texas Tech Student Society of Health System Pharmacists, also known as Double T, held its annual Pharmacy Information on Leadership and Learning Talk (PILL Talk) Sept. 23 on the School of Pharmacy’s Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) campus. The purpose of PILL Talk is to help students interact and network with faculty in a casual setting outside the classroom and rotation sites.

Amie Blaszczyk, Pharm.D., an associate professor on the DFW campus, hosted the 2017 event that was attended by 18 third- and fourth-year students. DFW Regional Dean Steven Pass, Pharm.D., and Krystal Edwards, Pharm.D., associate dean of career development, also attended.

“PILL Talk has gained a very positive reputation among the school’s students and faculty at the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy,” Edwards said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to mingle over food and to speak to students and faculty regarding how to navigate the remainder of pharmacy school, future career opportunities and more.”  

Third-year DFW pharmacy student Sheena Chokshi said Double T strives to provide similar experiences for each of its members on all four TTUHSC School of Pharmacy campuses. She said PILL Talk is scheduled for the Lubbock campus in November and will likely be hosted by Craig Cox, Pharm.D., associate professor and vice chair for experiential programs. The Amarillo and Abilene campuses have scheduled their PILL Talks for March.

“Double T is excited about each of these events and hopes the students and faculty will have a wonderful experience,” third-year DFW student Sheena Chokshi said. “Furthermore, Double T plans to continue growing this event from year to year and shares in the passion its members have for pharmacy.”

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The School of Pharmacy was established in 1996 and now has campuses in Amarillo, Lubbock, Dallas and Abilene. Since its inception, the school has played a significant role in addressing the state's pharmacist shortage. Today, more than 90 percent of its graduates remain in Texas.

The school requires its students to complete more clinical training hours than any other pharmacy program in the country, making its students some of the most sought after graduates.