ISAT and your third year

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ISAT and your third year

  1. 1. ISAT and your third year Perspective from Hamet Touré
  2. 2. Objectives • To review the content of ISAT and how you are tested in ISAT. • To tell you how you could prepare for ISAT. • To review several third year classes. • To encourage you to be active.
  3. 3. ISAT Overview • Integrated Science and Therapeutics – Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences with Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science • ISAT = Therapeutics • 4 courses of increasing complexity (4 credits each)
  4. 4. ISAT Overview • Fall 2002: ISAT I & ISAT II – Drs. Michocki and KP – 8 credits in Fall • Spring 2003: ISAT III & ISAT IV – Drs. B. and Haines – 8 credits in Spring
  5. 5. ISAT I & II Modules • General Patient Management • Immunotherapy (vaccine) • Palliative Care (Pain) • Principles of Oncology • Principles of Antibiotic Therapy • Respiratory • Genitourinary • Dermatology • Hematology
  6. 6. ISAT III & IV Modules • Cardiovascular • Gastrointestinal • Renal • Central Nervous System • Bone, Muscle, Joints • Endocrine
  7. 7. How you are graded: – Exam (multiple choice/short answers: most point) – Pharmaceutical Care Database collection – Pharmaceutical Care Plan – Patient Counseling – IV, IM and SQ Administration – Compounding – Other-Patient leaflet, algorithm of drug therapy, review article, presentations, BP technique
  8. 8. Keys to Success - To get an A • Study OLD exams!! • Study regularly (QD if possible) • Not cramming allowed (it’s not 2nd year)
  9. 9. To get an A and be ready for phases 4 • Review the basics! • Read ahead of time and go to small group discussion • Be organized! – Keep a folder or binder for each module. – Get clinical practice guidelines as you go! – Saves you time for phases 3, 4 and 6.
  10. 10. Practice guidelines for ISAT, LC, rotations and for life... • http://www.guideline.gov (all guidelines) • www.acc.org (cardiology guidelines) • http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov (Asthma, cholesterol, COPD, BP and obesity)
  11. 11. Keys to Success • Go to lab – Purchase weight sets or borrow them from your big – Read the lab ahead of time • Appoint a group leader for each group assignment and presentation; otherwise it is a mess.
  12. 12. Textbook that you really need • DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey LM (editors). • Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach (4th edition); Appleton & Lange. Stamford CT. 1999. • Wait for the fifth edition ~$150
  13. 13. Useful textbooks • Pharmacotherapy handbook (Baby Dipiro) • Drug Information Book (ASHP or LexiComp) • Bantam Dictionary (See Fred) • Procter and gamble handbook (See Fred) • Generic/Brand handbook (www.genevarx.com)
  14. 14. How can you prepare for ISAT? • Option 1: remember all you have learned in Micro, PCOL and human bio • Option 2: keep your notes and read respective handouts prior to each module
  15. 15. Other required classes • Nutrition: boring sometimes but important materials; keep notes • Drug Information: wish you had it before • Longitudinal Care 2: take it seriously or stay an extra year (remember www.guidelines.gov)
  16. 16. Classes for clinical pathway • Pharmacotherapy 1 and 2 (a must for those in clinical pathway): not easy, make comprehensive one-sheet study guides for each disease state • Clinical pharmacokinetic and ID: easy and very interesting
  17. 17. Classes for business pathway • OB: good class but a lot of paperwork, very nice teacher • OB: a must if you are in the MNGT pathway
  18. 18. Classes for all • Compounding: easy and fun • OTC: very useful but quizzes will keep you busy
  19. 19. Stay active • And develop skills • And develop connections • And help your friends • And remember that you do not have to be an officer or be visible
  20. 20. Questions, Comments, Concerns or Issues?

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