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Ferris State University | College of Pharmacy | Professor of Pharmacy Practice


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When do I have to be there?
  2. How do I get there?
  3. Where do I park?
  4. Is Jameson as bad as they say?
  5. What can I do to prepare for my Ambulatory rotation?
  6. What should I bring?
  7. What resources do I need?
  8. Should I commute?
  9. What about working during clerkship?













  1. When do I have to be there?
  2. The standard starting time for the first day is 9AM in the Wege Center Lobby

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  3. How do I get there?
  4. Click herefor directions

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  5. Where do I park?
  6. Parking is a bit of a challenge. For the first day only, park in the ramp (see directions)

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  7. Is Jameson as bad as they say?
  8. In a word…yes. Humor people! Lighten up!

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  9. What can I do to prepare for my Ambulatory rotation?
  10. Memorize Applied Therapeutics. Just kidding !   You should buff up on ambulatory topics such as hyperlipidemia, JNC VII (hypertension) and Diabetes.  My teaching is focused on understanding the pharmacology and side effects. Check out the One Minute Genius section of this website.

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  11. What should I bring?
  12. The most valuable thing is an inquisitive mind.  Otherwise, bring a short white lab coat, a name tag and clipboard.  A small notebook to keep track of appointments and assignments is also good. See also the dress code and FAQ on books 

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  13. What resources do I need?
  14. A quick drug reference is extremely important. You can use a Drug Information Handook, hard copy or on palm from Lexi-drugs.  Epocrates on a PDA is also excellent. Micromedex on PDA will work. DiPiro is very useful, although I do have one in my office. An Applied Therapeutics book is also useful, but certainly not required. Learn to use Micromedex online. It is extremely valuable. Finally if you have a lot of resources (read cash) Griffiths 5 minute consult and the Pediatric dosing hanbook are valuable to have on the the PDA (Lexi drugs has them both)

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  15. Should I commute?
  16. No, not if you can help it.  Many students successfully commute from an hour a way, but it WILL take a toll on sleep and sanity. I don't have good info on places to live, but if you have any info, send it to me and I will post it here

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  17. What about working during clerkship?
  18. Strongly discouraged,  work as little as possible.  Clerkship is more than a 40 hour a week commitment.  Learning takes time !!!

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