Student organization begins 2017-2018 PILL Talks
The 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.”
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted its 34th Annual Student Research Week March 8-11.
The National Cancer Institute awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director for the School of Medicine Cancer Center at TTUHSC.
The school, which is the sixth at the university, aims to train future health care leaders in population and public health.
The TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy celebrated the Class of 2022 May 21 with its annual commencement ceremony.