My trip to Las Vegas was quite productive! The ASHP 42nd annual midyear meeting proved to be a great netorking opportunity and an overall positive experience. I attended a few continuing education seminars but the highlight of the meeting for me was the residency showcase. Practically every pharmacy residency program from the US and Puerto Rico was there to answer any questions about their programs. Granted, I am still a year and a half from graduation, but I think it was a good idea to get a headstart now so I know what to expect. I would hate to graduate and not have the slightest clue as to where I should look for a residency or what particular areas of clinical pharmacy interest me.
It's a shame that the meeting was held in Las Vegas. It's been almost four years since my first trip to Las Vegas and I can honestly say not much has changed. The city is one of the most disgusting, vile, trashy and tacky places in the country. I was constantly annoyed by the really bad celebrity impersonators, drunk white trash from Nebraska that have never seen flashing neon lights before, toothless Mexicans shoving female "escort" ads in my face, crappy overpriced food, casinos, and Celine Dion.
Thank God the ASHP meeting will be held in Orlando next year!