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Hey everyone, I am Cathryn. I am going into my 5th year of pharmacy at Butler University. I am also working toward a minor in Science, Technology & Society! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and writing. I've been working on NaNoWriMo and am hoping to be published at some point in the near future as well. Most of the time you can catch me studying in the library or browsing the Internet. Oh, and did I mention that I got married last summer?

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Archive: December 2010

Therapeutics Case Conference

Sooo, right now, AS WE SPEAK, I am writing up a case for my Therapeutics class. Let’s talk about how that works.

In Therapeutics case conference, you show up with your little case book and sit down with a group of your peers. There are two conference leaders (who are PharmD’s or greater!) who help guide you through the case of the week. Then, your group works through all of the options for treating the case taking into account lots and lots of considerations.

This is the type of pharmacy stuff that I really like! You look at a fake patient and his/her fake drug problems, then you look at his/her disease state and figure out what needs to be changed or added to the drug therapy. It’s kind of a long process at this point, but I like having to look at a lot of different angles to things, and checking drug databases helps.

Anyway, there’s a big chart that we have to fill out and turn in the following week for a grade that outlines our care plan for the patient. It can be tricky being sure to include every single detail, but it gets easier once you do a few of them!

So, did I mention that ALL OF OUR EXAMS are Monday-Wednesday? When we found out, we looked like this:

Thanks, CuteOverload. You always know just how I feel!

7 Days to Go!

Curtis: “I can never draw Santa. He always looks like a hobo.”

Oh, Curt.

All right, folks, here’s what’s been happening.

My Thanksgiving break was fabulous. The burn mark on my index finger that was sustained during the Great Roll Tragedy ’10 has scabbed and peeled off. There is no word yet on if I will have a cool scar or not. I will keep you updated.

I haven’t unpacked from Thanksgiving break yet. Clusters week was like being at Wal-Mart on Black Friday at 2 AM, only prolonged and with more jabs at my self-esteem. Luckily, I made out like a bandit with one of my grades. It was like buy one get one free iPhones on Blackboard.

After clusters, I met up with my friend Mark to play more Halo: Reach. We almost saved Reach from total annihilation from the alien Covenant army. Then I had to leave.

(Spoiler alert, again: Everybody dies anyway.)

The rest of the weekend was spent lazing around and watching the snow. Saturday night, my roommate Kass invited us to go with her parents and her 2 and a half year old niece to see Christmas at the Indianapolis Zoo! There weren’t that many animals out, of course (in fact, it’s really insane that people were out in the cold!), but we saw a few troopers. The best part was when we walked up to an empty enclosure, and suddenly a grizzly bear sauntered out from behind a rock and stared at us. He was all “You kids get offa’ my lawn!”

THEN. THEEEN. They had a dolphin holiday show!!! I’ve never seen dolphins in real life before (except for off in the distance while at the beach), so I was unnecessarily excited about this.

Basically, the zoo is awesome with Christmas lights, but don’t forget those chemical hand warmer pouches. They are essential.

This is a Pudgy Kitty. This will be me in a week.