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The Pharmacy Residency Podcast, with your host, Tony Guerra, has interviews and advice on building your professional brand, network, and a purposeful second income. Interested in being a guest on a show about pharmacy residency? Email me at aaguerra@dmacc.edu The Pharmacy Residency Podcast is part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network.
 
The Ankeny Podcast highlights the people, places, and events in and of interest to those that live and workout in and around Ankeny, Iowa. I'm Tony Guerra, your host, an Ankeny author and pharmacist, who has lived and worked in Ankeny for almost a decade. In this podcast, we'll meet the people that make Ankeny one of the best places to live and work out in the country. Get in touch with me at aaguerra@dmacc.edu or on Facebook at tonypharmd1
 
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7,000 pharmacy students are coming from colleges in the bottom half of the residency match rate metric, but you've put in 150 or 200 thousand dollars and want to be competitive for a residency. What do you do if your school couldn't do it for you? In this episode, I talk about becoming residency competitive even if you're classmates didn't push you…
 
Pharmacy Schools are down around another 20 percent over last year's admissions, but don't expect to see school closings. They are doing an excellent job diversifying their programs. In this episode, I talk about how this might affect future residents. Need help with your Letter of Intent, contact me at residencyhelp.com or https://residency.teacha…
 
On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, Zach invites former St. Louis Battlehawk kick returner and DB Joe Powell on to the show to discuss his journey through football! The two talk about his rise from junior college to the big leagues and the stories of what made it possible along the way. Joe also discusses his decision to opt-in for the 2021 CFL se…
 
On this episode of Gridiron Gallery, former Columbus Destroyer wide receiver and Arena Football League Rookie of the Year, Fabian Guerra, joins the show to discuss his football career and the stories along the journey! Fabian also divulges into his time on the Memphis Express in the AAF, explains his decision to opt-out of the CFL, and talks with Z…
 
While retail is clearly a place that pharmacists are reducing their numbers, where are the opportunities for pharmacists trained in clinical and non-clinical work? The one place you can look is the BLS employment matrix for pharmacists, however, one place the BLS does NOT project significant pharmacist increase is physician's offices. Need help wit…
 
I wanted to talk a little bit about public health and getting that second degree. I think people misinterpret that second degree is just a number of classes that kind of overlap and just kind of an additional credential, but I've got Rachel Whitesitt on who was a P4 at the University of Iowa and she's actually using it as an expansion of whom she c…
 
Welcome to the pharmacy residency podcast on the pharmacy podcast network. I have Rachel Whitesitt on with me and she is a P4 at the University of Iowa in her fifth week of this academic rotation. And what we want to do is talk to her a bit about her journey, but also she's had the time to get two degrees as she's going through here. And, maybe som…
 
The Indoor Football League and National Arena League have had plenty of updates related to expansion and plans for the 2021 season. Zach is joined by AFL Fan Zone and XFL Fan Zone site runner Scott Birk dive into how likely either league is to succeed, how the world arena/indoor football became fragmented, why these leagues are not truly Arena Foot…
 
Bombshell news about the Big Ten and PAC-12 postponing their fall football season has rippled across the football landscape. On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, Zach and Tony dive into the fan reaction of a fall with no Big Ten football presence, the viability of colleges playing in the spring, and the likelihood of the XFL taking advantage of the…
 
Our 50th episode is one that can only leave an ecstatic smile on the faces of XFL fans everywhere! the league was purchased and revived once more! In this episode, Zach dives into what could be in store for the newly named XFL ownership of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Redbird Capital. Zach also discusses what would be needed for a po…
 
After a short time off, the trio is back in action! Zach, Tony, and Michael "Grimbo" Grimberg bring you updates on their favorite teams, discuss the NFL's response to COVID-19, and debate on whether players can be trusted to follow guidelines. They also discuss the impact of the Jamal Adams trade and look and respond to the newly released NFL Top 1…
 
ASHP MidYear and the Showcase are going virtual, what does this mean? What skills do you need to develop? Should you have someone else with you or should you do the chat yourself? Lots of questions answered on this episode of the pharmacy residency podcast. https://www.residencyhelp.com/By Tony Guerra
 
Do you feel underappreciated? It's a lot more than hurt feelings and there's a lot you can do about it. Often, humility gets in the way of making sure you get the recommendation at the level that you should. There is a professional way to make sure your direct supervisor knows how hard you are working and what work you are doing. https://www.reside…
 
On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, the NFL preseason has been axed after pressure from the NFLPA, and this is a good thing. Zach goes into why this helps to ensure a chance at a successful start to the 2020 season. Zach also dives into the ongoing Civil War with the communities of the indoor football world as the IFL and NAL maybe even more at od…
 
Zach's finally back to football discussion with his long-awaited analysis of the XFL sales process! He'll tell you why the XFL will return at the right time, and that it is highly likely that the league plays once more. Zach also delivers his thoughts and remarks on the sexual harassment allegations within Washington DC's NFL franchise.…
 
Filling in gaps is critical for getting a residency or position this year, if you need help with the teaching component, I can help, email me at tonythepharmacist@gmail.com but I talk about how to tell if you really need to make sure all five boxes: clinical, teaching, research, service and leadership are filled in before or after graduation.…
 
Every battle is won and lost before it's ever fought. December is not the time to find out you didn't have the experiences you need to successfully apply to a certain residency site. Let me help you with a pre-LOI Or diagnostic LOI so we can make sure you are strong in the big 5: clinical, service, teaching, research, and leadership and that they m…
 
My nurse friend Janine Kelbach has a writing opportunity for pharmacists to contact her directly at hello@thesavvyscribepodcast.com with the subject line "Pharmacist Writer" it's writing about a day in the life of a ______. Also, I give some last-minute MPJE tips to help you prepare.By Tony Guerra
 
The job market ain't pretty, but it's clear that people who have jobs tend to have a much easier time getting another job. Those that wait for the perfect position end up waiting a lot longer. These are my thoughts on this year's residency graduate's opportunities. Need help with a cover letter or letter of intent, head to https://www.residencyhelp…
 
Residency applications will rise sharply in addition to the number of applicants as three factors push them forward. In this episode, I outline why I think this cycle will be much more competitive than the last. Need help with your LOI? Visit residencyhelp.com or email me at tonythepharmacist@gmail.com…
 
Many people look at location as the #1 residency differentiator, but knowing if you will be a lone resident versus a part of a team is a much different experience. Your birth order (or how you generally find satisfaction working with others) is important in knowing where to apply. Apply wrong and you'll be a mismatch, apply right, and it will seem …
 
Block 1 has likely been a nightmare for current P4s, but how you explain and deal with it is what residency programs are looking for. In this episode, I talk about some big changes that might happen with the residency showcase, applications, and how you can be ready. If you want to reach me for one-on-one letter of intent help, use tonythepharmacis…
 
After the Los Angeles Rams were the last team to release their new Sunday best, it was time for Zach Keilman, Tony Stenulson, and Michael "Grimbo" Grimberg to get back into the NFL discussion! The trio breakdown all 7 new uniforms or design changes and discuss other aspects of the NFL along the way.By Zach Keilman
 
The one certainty right now is uncertainty. What really makes someone essential? NPR had a story about a healthcare worker who thought they were essential, but is now laid off, one of 1.4 million from April. In this episode, I talk about what it takes to make sure you are essential as a current or future resident or pharmacist. Want to contact me o…
 
A residency project can take up a ton of your time if you let it, but knowing what you want to do, what looks good on a poster, and having a storyboard of the objectives, methods, results, and conclusions can make it a lot more fun. Also, if you are looking at getting a residency, this is a great exercise to start thinking about how to brand and di…
 
Dr. Hillary Blackburn of the Talk to Your Pharmacist Podcast is running for the APhA-APPM Executive Committee and Diana Harshbarger is running for Congress. I encourage you to support them both. For APhA, here is the link to vote: https://www.pharmacist.com/apha-electionsBy Tony Guerra
 
A student of mine published a short book in Block 9 of our Academic APPE together and I thought I'd share it with you. I'll talk more about the process in another episode, but here's his book. https://www.amazon.com/Pharmacogenomics-Personalized-Approach-Patient-Care-ebook/dp/B087KQWBQD/ If you want me to edit your book, whether you are trying to s…
 
Its that time of year again where all the NFL draft gurus come to make their predictions for where insanely talented NFL Draft prospects will land. On this NFL episode with Zach Keilman, Tony Stenulson, and Michael "Grimbo" Grimberg, the trio tackles the draft with what a virtual draft could look like, the debate over Tua vs. Herbert, and each give…
 
On Friday, April 10th, the relaunched XFL ceased operations due in part to the widespread financial impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. For football fans, its a tragedy. Zach gives his quick take on the league's situation, and he stakes the claim that the XFL made the ideal plan for how a spring football league can be successful. He also gives his fin…
 
For those interested in Academia as a profession, I've released a five video series that I use in the first week of my rotation that you can look at here: https://www.residencyhelp.com/appe Also, good luck to those students for the Phase II Match tomorrow, can't believe April 8th is already here!By Tony Guerra
 
The Alliance of American Football ended engulfed in the flames of lawsuits and millions of lost capital, but the story from the top to the meteoric crash is one of a race against time and a deal with the devil. In our new series "Avenge the Fallen", Zach dives into what made the idea of the AAF such fascinating prospect for spring football as well …
 
If you had more than one interview, you are likely going crazy trying to figure out which to rank first, second, third and so on. On e the one hand, you think you have a better chance at one residency, on the other, you think, I really want to be here. In this episode, I go over my thoughts on how to make those tough decisions. Email with questions…
 
I'm Tony Guerra, a professor at DMACC, and I wanted to share some of the places we're going to in trying to support local businesses. In this episode, I highlight DMACC, Trail Point, North Ankeny CrossFit, Magees Irish Pub, Main Street Cafe and Bakery, The Outside Scoop, Tropical Smoothie Cafe and more. If you have an open business and want to send…
 
NFL free agency has been underway, and it has lived up to its excitement and much more! Tony Stenulson and Michael "Grimbo" Grimberg are back once again with Zach as the trio discuss how each of their favorite teams did at spending their cash and grabbing the big names on the market. The group also discussed multiple aspects of the main portion of …
 
If you want to become a professor/instructor, you can do a remote Academic APPE with me, we would focus on online teaching, publishing, and brand/career topics. Email aaguerra@dmacc.edu or text 410 299 7522 and let me know your situation and I can see if we can work it out and make it a good fit.By Tony Guerra
 
Two important Facebook groups Pharmacist Staff for COVID-19 https://www.facebook.com/groups/187817265995139/ and LTC Connection https://www.facebook.com/groups/LTCPharmacistConnection/ will help keep you connected and in the know. I also address job security concerns, canceled APPEs, and residency working around those who cannot graduate.…
 
COVID-19 has affected sports worldwide, including in Europe where American Football leagues have suspended their seasons as well. We check in with Aaron to give us an update on his situation in the CAAF with the Ostrava Steelers, how the European travel ban affects players, and what he expected will happen if the CAAF is to kick off in the summer.…
 
I have some free books left to help you with the Phone/Skype interview here, but that Pearson Vue is shutting down until April 16th, may or may not affect your NAPLEX, I feel like as we need more health professionals during the pandemic, they'll have to do something. https://www.memorizingpharm.com/freebookcodes…
 
Thanks to Matthew McTaggart who posted about a student who was supposed to get a residency but didn't. I give some advice about applying on Tuesday as this year's Phase 1 was the worst in history with 1000 more turned away than 7 years ago and 200 more turned away than last year. Need help with your LOI email me at tonythepharmacist@gmail.com…
 
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