Yi Yang

Student Spotlight

This student is featured for exemplary work during experiential education.

Photo taken when on rotation in Arizona.

The preceptor had this to say about Yi:

APPE Rotation at Whiteriver Indian Hospital

“Helping expand practice of pharmacy in unique ways.”

What was your favorite part of this rotation?

“My favorite part of this rotation was getting to do a little bit of everything. When I started the rotation, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do and see, so my preceptor just let me do everything he had on a list, including shadowing a nurse anesthesiologist, shadowing a podiatrist, shadowing an overnight ER pharmacist, attending vaccination events at schools and grocery stores, writing an article for the local newspaper and reading the article on the local radio show, helping to contact trace COVID patients, and going to dialysis clinics and helping patients with their medications. I also had plenty of free time on the weekends, so me and the other pharmacy students got the chance to visit a lot of places, including the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert, Las Vegas, and Devil’s Bridge.”

What advice do you have for pharmacy students preparing for rotations?

“If you’re going into fourth year rotations and still have no idea what you want to do yet, that’s okay. Rotations are a chance to experience new things and see what you like and don’t like, so keep an open mind. And if you are already 100% set on what you want to do, make sure you try it out first during your rotations. You may find that it’s the perfect fit for you, or you may find something else you like even better, and that’s okay.”

What are your plans after graduation?

“I’m currently applying for a residency with the Indian Health Service, and plan on possibly pursuing a career with them in the future.”

What is a fun fact about you?

“I have eaten both the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion and the Carolina Reaper, which currently hold the records for the world’s second spiciest pepper and spiciest pepper, respectively. Highly would not recommend.”