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February 2014 OPA Extern Profile: Maria Biasella

Maria Biasella                            Anna at Senior Center                               

E-mail: biasella.4@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Pharmacy School: The Ohio State University

Undergraduate degree/institution: Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences/The Ohio State University

Rotation Month at OPA: February 2014

How did you get interested in the profession of pharmacy?

Medicine has been of interest to me since the beginning of high school. When I entered college, I was drawn to pharmacy because I saw it as the perfect combination of science and patient care. Being a pharmacist allows me to use my medication knowledge base and translate it to taking care of patients. It is a very rewarding experience to know that my degree is capable of helping patients, with diverse backgrounds and medical conditions, on their own path to better health.

Why did you choose OPA as a rotation site?

I chose OPA as a rotation site because it offered me a different side of pharmacy that I had not been exposed to during my previous years as a student pharmacist. In the classroom, we learn ways to protect the patient through drug utilization reviews, proper counseling techniques, medication safety etc. I strive to educate myself about the “big picture” of pharmacy. This rotation at OPA allows me to learn and experience what integral measures are taken to protect the profession of pharmacy through advocacy and legislation.

What was the most significant or surprising experience at OPA?

The most significant experience I had at OPA happened very early on in my rotation. Throughout pharmacy school, I had not been involved with the legislative side of pharmacy in Ohio. Through this rotation I have had first hand experiences at the statehouse and was able to interact with passionate pharmacists, state senators, and state representatives on important issues that impact our pharmacy profession. The most surprising aspect of this rotation was my realization of how integral each individual pharmacist can be in promoting and evolving pharmacy. I have had the privilege of being exposed to many house and senate bills this month and I could not be more excited to continue to be involved with these issues after I graduate and begin my career.  

What other pharmacy associations/organizations do you belong to?

Rho Chi Honorary Society

Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society

Hobbies:

Hanging out with family and friends

Learning how to cook


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September 25, 2014
7:30AM-5:15PM

APhA's Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

OPA office- 2674 Federated Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235

September 26, 2014
9:00AM-1:30PM

Ohio Pharmacy Advocacy Forum

Northeast Ohio Medical University, University Hall, 4209 State Route 44, Rootstown, OH 44272

October 8, 2014
7:30AM-5:15PM

APhA's Delivering MTM Services: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

OPA office- 2674 Federated Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235

October 29, 2014

Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.

October 30, 2014
11:00AM

Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists 11 a.m.