After my inability to fall back asleep and ignore the birds chirping outside my window, I decided to join them and venture around Velbert at 5:30 AM.
Started off with breakfast at 8:00 AM, which was awesome, courtesy of Ms. Biester :)
Our preceptor, Josh went over the objectives & expectations of the rotation, and gave us our first assignment. We are required to- as a group of 11 (including our Germany intern student, Sebastian)- create a presentation describing the Doctor of Pharmacy (vs Germany's 5-year + state exam), prerequisites & curriculum at a US College of Pharmacy, and various jobs and responsibilities of a pharmacist in the United States.
We will give this presentation 4 times at the German universities we are visiting.
Our biggest challenge at this point will be to fit all this information into 20-25 minutes...
German pharmacy intern, Sebastian, has joined us for our APPE rotation. He took us for a little tour around Velbert. We checked out the bus stops, grocery store, park and animal zoo.
Giant hairy pig at the animal petting zoo
Later in the day, pharmacist preceptor Nick gave us our introductory tour of Adler Apotheke, the pharmacy that we'll be working at throughout the rotation.
Adler Apotheke, established 1902
Nick showing us around the pharmacy's basement- w/ Corey, Dipali, Ann
Michelle, Sarah, Selam, Joe, Traci, Heidi
Herbal tea compounding area
Excess meds in the pharmacy basement
After our premier visit to Adler Apotheke, we ventured back "home" to work on our presentation for tomorrow, then had dinner.