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Pharmacy Technician Student Completes Externship at the University of Tennessee



Oct 14, 2013

Hunter Price, a student at the Knoxville Campus, first began her externship with an independent pharmacy located near her residence and just wasn’t getting the experience that she was eager for.  Adjunct Instructor Kimberly Cardwell recommended that Hunter apply to transfer to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Pharmacy (UTVMC), where Kimberly is employed as a certified pharmacy technician.  Hunter was accepted as an extern.  She has practiced dosage calculations and has also learned extemporaneous compounding, crushing tablets for suspension, making suspensions from capsules, and suspending antibiotic solutions.

“Completing my externship there was undoubtedly one of the best choices I’ve made in my life.  I learned about being responsible for medications.  I worked alongside some of the best pharmacy technicians and one of the best pharmacists,” said Hunter. “I met some amazing veterinarians and learned a lot from each one of them. With the information I have retained, I know that I can step into a new pharmacy and be confident that I will be able to jump right in and not have any problems. I am very confident in my skills now. The vet school was and still is one of my favorite places to be.”

Pictured (l) to (r), Pharmacy Instructor Kim Cardwell, CPHT and pharmacy technician student Hunter Price.

 

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