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MPhA July Webinar

Pharmacy Graduation: What Are My Next Steps?

In this webinar new practitioners will discuss the opportunities and challenges of personal and professional life following graduation from pharmacy school and provide valuable insights on how to succeed in this career transition. Our audience is all new practitioners including those transitioning from student pharmacist to resident/fellow/pharmacist or anyone transitioning from resident/fellow to pharmacist. During this webinar presenters will discuss time management, options for professional organizations to be involved in, resources available to new practitioners, liability insurance, continuing education, board examinations and work life balance. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience as new practitioners and invite others to join us and share their experiences as well.


  1. Describe challenges new practitioners encounter and how to overcome these challenges
  2. Discuss considerations when choosing organizational involvement post-graduation
  3. Explain time management, financial, and organizational resources available to new practitioners
  4. Design strategies to maintain work life balance
  5. Describe resources to assist with board exams, liability insurance, and loan repayment

Speakers: Sarah Derr and Heidi Le


Sarah Derr

Sarah Derr is a 2015 graduate from the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of St. Thomas in 2009. She will be finishing a one year ambulatory care residency with Fairview and the University of Minnesota at the end of June and will be the inaugural Executive Fellow at the Iowa Pharmacy Association starting in July. Sarah was engaged in a variety of organizations during her time as a student and continues this involvement as a new practitioner. Sarah has been actively involved in several committees within the MPhA including co-chairing the Student and Resident Relations Committee and she served as the Region 5 Member-at-large for APhA-ASP during her second year of pharmacy school. Sarah has a strong passion for advancing the profession of pharmacy and patient care.

Heidi Le

Heidi earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Minnesota in May 2015. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN in 2010. Upon graduating from Augsburg, she received the Fulbright Scholarship where she spent a year teaching English Speaking in Vietnam. Heidi is currently in year one of the Pharmaceutical Care Leadership Residency where she spends half her time providing ambulatory care services at Broadway Family Medicine Clinic and the other half teaching the in the Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center. She has a passion for working inter-professionally and caring for the underserved.

Registration Fees:

Free for MPhA members and $25 for nonmembers. Student pharmacists and residents are provided a complimentary registration.

Student pharmacists and residents are provided a complimentary registration, please use the promo code “WebinarComp16” when checking out.

Continuing Education:

The Minnesota Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for one credit hour.

To receive Board of Pharmacy credits for this program the following must be completed:

  • Full participation/completion of webinar either during the live program or the archived presentation
  • Completion of survey post webinar acknowledging participation

Board of Pharmacy credit processing takes place on the 15th of each month.

The Minnesota Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Questions? Please contact jacquied@ewald.com with questions about credits.

Please contact jessicag@ewald.com with any technical questions or issues.

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