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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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Posts Tagged “professors”

Oh, professors.

We have two professors who like to tease each other. One of them told us the other always matches his ties to his powerpoints (which he denied, but I’ve been watching him ever since!). What was totally unexpected was the unrelenting teasing that came from this 2004 powerpoint.

 

Yes. This is a powerpoint about purchasing a label maker. It gives a history of label makers, then does a consumer report on different kinds of label makers. I am actually intrigued and would totally buy a label maker just because of the information in this powerpoint.

I thought it was hilarious, but I didn’t think I would see it mentioned again on an attendance quiz. I think I literally laughed out loud. Which is totally acceptable because this wasn’t a “quiet time” quiz, otherwise I would be the social pariah of pharmacy school. (It may be too late for that, who knows.)

Butler COPHS: full of comedians. ;)

Drug names, a retrospective

Drug names are hard.

I’ve finally learned how to say things like “simvastatin” and “metoprolol”. Thanks to Dr. Tuohy we all know how to say “levetiracetam” too. But, obviously, there’s a lot more to it than just pronunciation. And actually, Dr. Tuohy’s lectures this week have caused me to envision seizure drugs as bullies who fight on the playground, and for some reason they congregate and sing songs from West Side Story too.

I’ll also never separate phenobarbital from peanut butter balls ever again. That association has stuck.

The real moral of the story is, I tend to use weird associations to remember certain things about drugs. Dr. Tuohy even gave us one for a drug called topiramate. Its brand name is Topamax, but apparently some people call it Dopamax because of the profound cognitive side effects it has.

Yesterday I asked some lady at the pharmacy if she was picking up Dopamax. Then I was like “aw for crying out loud.” I immediately told her it was my professor’s fault for calling it that!

Luckily, I don’t think I’ll be actually saying “peanut butter balls” to patients at work. Hopefully.

Now I’m just hungry for peanut butter balls.