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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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Rotations Schedule!

I guess I forgot to mention this what with spring break and all, but I got my rotations schedule!

I’m starting off at the Cincinnati VA with ambulatory care and critical care, so I’m excited to get two REALLY DIFFERENT experiences back to back. And it’ll be fun to crash with my parents for two months.

Then I’m back in Indy at a Kroger for a month doing the community thing, and after that I’ll be in Avon at an underserved clinic. After that I’m back at grand old Butler to do a public health research/academic rotation with Dr. Ryder!

I finish my long stint strong with a general medicine rotation at Indy’s VA and then I’m at my retail home, Marsh! Luckily after all of that I get a long break from Thanksgiving until New Year’s and thennn.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE AAHHHH. Then a month off. Back on the road where I finish all of my rotations with back to back psych rotations, one here at Community North and the other at the Cinci VA!

Whew.

Anyway this video is exactly how I feel with this month wrapping up.

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Therapeutics Thursdays

I’m going to start a new thing called Therapeutics Thursdays where I spout knowledge at you and probably take unnecessary jabs at Dr. Oz.

He’s right about 50% of the time, I’ll give him that.

Actually today we’re going to talk about marijuana.

On Tuesday, I presented this article to my public health class, and today we had a simply riveting debate in our substance abuse class about the uses of medical marijuana. It’s been a grand old time!

So the article really highlights more of the prosecution of possession in Indiana, which fascinates me because if you read carefully: a commission of judges, prosecutors, probation officers, and a bunch of people who know what they’re talking about looked at Indiana’s criminal code for 3 years and presented their recommendations to lower penalties, save some money, and do some community programming and treatment for people they catch. And Gov. Pence (aka the white-haired Frisch’s Big Boy)–

–thinks status quo is working just dandy.

It’s a cool read.

Anyway I found this awesome DEA fact sheet on the complete opposite spectrum if you’re interested in that.

Unfortunately I’d have to practically write a dissertation to really get this topic started. If you ask me, I think Indiana lawmakers are on to something at least to the effect that throwing people in jail isn’t really an effective way to deal with this particular substance.

And that’s a wrap for our first Therapeutics Thursday! Next week I’ll talk about diabetes or red yeast rice or something. :P

That post-clusters haze

Every time cluster exams end I feel like I got put on that bungee jump ride at Kings Island (YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT?) after eating, like, 8 Skyline Chili cheese coneys.

I made so many Cincinnati references just now I should just go to LaRosa’s and eat Graeter’s and think about my life. ;)

But clusters. (Even though I just made myself really hungry for pizza and ice cream.) I’m very tired. We had our exams Monday-Wednesday and now we have to finish off the week going to class, which is not my favorite scenario.

I figure if the college can manipulate our schedule, they could at least make it convenient for us? And I know we’ve had Thursday-Monday exams before. If my weekend is going to be shot, might as well use it to study really hard for one exam and do awesome on it. Because PDA yesterday was … ugly.

This is what we lived like for the past week. Mountain Dew and candy. We sat in the pharmacy conference room (me for six hours, my friends for more) reading out of Alicia’s Binder of Doom.

Which is HORRIFYINGLY LARGE. What is that, a 4-incher? I don’t even want to know.

So I’m still recovering, but expect more entries from me as I spew my thoughts from the past couple of weeks onto the Internet. (I’m a writer, imagery is my strong suit.)