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Trenton, New Jersey, United States
November 01, 2018

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Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

May 2018


ShopRite Pharmacy Ocean County NJ

Per Diem Pharmacist Oct. 2018 – Current

Applied clinical knowledge in assisting patients with questions regarding their prescriptions.

Processed new prescriptions and analyzed them for possible drug-drug interactions. Olden Pharmacy Hamilton NJ

Pharmacy Intern May 2018 – Oct. 2018

Successfully handled medication recall situations by communicating with patients, manufacturers, and prescribers.

Answered doctor phone calls to receive new prescriptions for patients. APPE General Elective (Medical Communication) Pharmacy Times, Cranbury NJ Extern (Preceptor: Jeffery Prescott, Pharm.D.) March 2018– April 2018

Created articles regarding various medical topics to be read by health care professionals in the medical journals.

Collaborated with the clinical communications team to create educational content for raising immunization awareness.

Produced scripts for possible counseling scenarios between a pharmacist and a patient to be filmed at the studio.

Performed as a pharmacist in a short counseling film to be produced for the sales team. APPE Internal Medicine (Critical Care) Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick NJ Extern (Preceptor: Maria Cardinale, Pharm.D.) February 2018– March 2018

Analyzed patient populations in clinical trials on the use of dexmedetomidine (Precedex®) in alcohol withdrawal.

Investigated the use of IV acetaminophen with emphasis on indication, patient demographics, and length of therapy.

Evaluated recent adverse drug reactions reported in the hospital in terms of the severity, relevant drug, and management. APPE Clinical Other (Psychiatry) Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick NJ Extern (Preceptor: Anthony Tobia, M.D.) January 2018– February 2018

Interviewed patients presenting with psychiatric signs and symptoms, and recommended individualized drug therapy.

Formulated appropriate regimen in treating patients withdrawing from alcohol and opioid use disorder.

Collaborated with different medical teams in improving patient care by consulting 10 patient cases per week. APPE Community Rite Aid Pharmacy, New Brunswick, NJ Extern (Preceptor: Stanley Boro, Pharm.D.) November 2017– December 2017

Improved patient compliance both in person and through phone calls by encouraging to refill medications on time.

Educated patients on possible interaction between oral contraceptives and antibiotics, and recommended to use a secondary contraceptive.

Recommended appropriate over-the-counter products to patients presenting with various symptoms. APPE Acute Care (Pediatrics) Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick NJ Extern (Preceptor: Marc Sturgill, Pharm.D.) October 2017– November 2017

Made timely interventions regarding choice of antibiotics in pediatric population and checking the serum antibiotic level.

Evaluated patient cases with Kawasaki disease and presented on the current therapy from the guidelines.

Recommended the choice of medication for patients presenting with symptoms of early-onset neonatal sepsis. APPE Hospital Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick NJ Extern (Preceptor: Jaimini Tina Amin, Pharm.D.) September 2017– October 2017

Calculated appropriate dosing and compounded oral medications following the recipes.

Reconstituted antibiotics for pediatric patients using appropriate method.

Recorded expired IV solutions to analyze the amount of medication waste and its impact on the finances of the pharmacy. APPE Ambulatory Care (Family Medicine) Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick NJ Extern (Preceptor: Cathryn B. Heath, M.D.) July 2017– September 2017

Collaborated with the medical team in evaluating patient’s regimen and formulated appropriate drug therapy.

Accomplished interventions to manage polypharmacy and discontinued medications associated with drug interactions.

Presented patient cases to the medical team with explanation of current therapy of choice.

Performed medication therapy management at the outpatient clinic and encouraged medication compliance. APPE General Elective (Transition of Care) Barnabas Health Pharmacy, Livingston NJ Extern (Preceptor: Lucio Volino, Pharm.D.) June 2017– July 2017

Counseled patients on over-the-counter medications regarding indication, dosing, and possible side effects.

Executed “brown bag review” of medicines at various senior centers and educated elderly patients regarding medications.

Performed weekly blood pressure screening clinic and made appropriate lifestyle recommendation for each patient.

Completed community outreach by presenting on different types of bug bites and how to manage them. IPPE Hospital Pharmacy Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rahway NJ Extern (Preceptor: Donna Monek, Pharm.D.) May 2016 – June 2016

Prepared various IV solutions including large volume parenteral solutions and piggy bags.

Stocked medication carousel and prepared medications regarding respiratory disease such as asthma.

Counseled new diabetic patients regarding life style suggestions such as diet, exercise, and medication usage. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Piscataway, NJ Research Assistant December 2015 – May 2016

Analyzed the usage of energy by yeast cell for different functions by using various data and Microsoft Excel program.

Looked for the common and uncommon patterns of change in mRNA levels of the yeast cell and graphed the discoveries.

Used T-test to compare the different sets of data and determined how their values differed. IPPE Community Pharmacy CVS Pharmacy Rahway NJ

Extern (Preceptor: Mark Makhinson, Pharm.D.) May 2015 – June 2015

Processed new and refill prescriptions from the patient drop-off and hospitals.

Handled insurance claims, rejections and authorizations from the customers. Loving Care Pharmacy Edison, NJ

Intern September 2013 – January 2014

Built strong interpersonal and communication skills through constant interaction with healthcare providers and patients.

Consulted the patients in advance of the appointment with pharmacist and collected necessary patient information.

Updated the list of controlled substances behind the counter and organized new drugs and products over the counter. LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES

Rutgers KSEA (Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association) New Brunswick, NJ Secretary (E-Board member) November 2014 – May 2016

Represented the perspective of pharmacy students at club events and engaged with students of other majors.

Recorded minutes of every E-Board meeting and documented the content in an organized manner.

Informed the general members of upcoming events and contacted alumni and other speakers to prepare new events. EMSOP Chronicles (official school newspaper of Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy) New Brunswick, NJ Staff Writer and Editor December 2012 – May 2014

Synthesized materials from interviewees and diverse sources into a coherent writing.

Reviewed articles for accuracy regarding the cited data and edited any error.

Learned to keep deadlines and participated in staff meetings before completing each issue. SKILLS AND INTERESTS

Certification/License: NJ Registered Pharmacist, Immunization License, CPR Basic Life Support provider, blood pressure screening, blood glucose screening

Computers: Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) Languages: Korean (native), English (fluent)

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