What do you want to do with your life? It is a question that almost everyone asks high school and college students, but for many, it is a dreaded question that is difficult to answer. For me, that wasn’t the case, as ever since my sophomore year of high school, my answer has been to become a pharmacist. My passion for pharmacy stemmed out of the opportunity to shadow a pharmacist who showed me a wide variety of career possibilities within pharmacy. I was intrigued by all the options that began on the foundation of learning science, understanding medications, and caring for patients.
From there, I began to explore more of what a career in pharmacy would mean and take the steps necessary to pursue my dream. As I reflect on the past and look forward, becoming a Doctor of Pharmacy is still the clear answer to achieving both my immediate and long-term goals. My immediate goal is to work towards additional education to be better equipped to utilize my undergraduate degree. In particular, I have a strong interest in applying my knowledge of biochemistry to the area of pharmacy in order to better understand how different medications work, how to help patients understand their medications, and how to solve problems to better care for patients. Ultimately, through achieving a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, I desire to develop a meaningful career that would allow for life-long learning and impacting lives.
Exploring a career in pharmacy included a variety of different facets which each
My strongest impetus for the study of this major is pegged on the personal urge to improve the lives and health of those around me. I would only be able to serve the health of others when I am fully acquainted with the knowledge of pharmacy, which to me is one of the noblest professions. I am deeply concerned about the welfare of others. My experiences, especially as I visit hospitals form a significant part in influencing my choice to study pharmacy. At one point, I felt very bad when a pharmacist in a hospital I had visited was very indolent in serving a patient. All human beings would feel adored and valued when they are given appropriate attention in regard to their health. The health profession has a mission geared towards safeguarding people's health and that mission is perfectly in sync with my desires. I want to be exceptional, to do my best in caring for people, and attend to their interest to the best of my knowledge. I admire nourishing hope to desolate patients and always give them a reason to
Hopefully if I do get into the University of Texas I’ll have taken pharmacology my senior year of high school and be able to get a job as a pharmacist tech while attending college. That will be a good job to help me support myself through and during college. Then after I earn my degree in pharmacology and move on to see what great opportunities approach me and offer the best options for my future. My long-range goals include working somewhere enjoyable and being able to love to go to my job while also being able to support my family. Also, to still be able to grow and learn with the people I work with and getting close to my co-workers. Finally the salaries of pharmacists who get at least a bachelor’s can range up to about $100,000 a year.
I have spent my time as a student pharmacist learning about opportunities within clinical pharmacy and making certain that I was equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. In my pursuit, I became an active member of pharmaceutical organizations, held multiple leadership positions, attended clinical conferences, established research projects, participated in community service events, and other initiatives. I excelled academically, which was manifested in not just a high academic standard but also in tutoring fellow classmates and arranging sessions with other pharmacy students to help them improve time management and study skills. I shadowed pharmacists and residents before my advanced pharmacy practice experiences commenced to discover which areas of clinical pharmacy I found intriguing. I have obtained valuable pharmacy practice experiences in five specialties thus far including inpatient internal medicine, long term acute care, geriatrics and telehealth, and primary care. Through these rotations, I built upon the knowledge I acquired from my didactic courses but also developed patient-centered approaches and strengthened my clinical skills. I enjoyed many aspects of my rotations, including contributing pharmacotherapy recommendations, providing patient education, attending rounds and interdisciplinary team meetings – all of which have solidified my desire
Over the past century the practice of pharmacy has evolved from a field with few specialties typically focused on compounding and filling prescriptions to modern pharmacy practice which has many different specialties. Due to the many opportunities in the field of pharmacy one assignment I completed was the APhA Career Pathway Evaluation Program to see which specialties I hay have the most interest in based on a series of questions I answered. In the following paper, I will list and discuss these results, point out some of the positive and negative attributes to each career choice, and will make an assessment on which careers may be the best form me and some of the options I disagree with.
As the first generation in my family to go to college I learned the importance of education. I graduated from Benedictine University with a Bachelors in Science and an Environment Certificate. I became intregted by pharmacy when I started to spent countless hours at a hospital watching my grandfather go in and out of surgeries and treatments for cancer. Seeing the different medication being handed to him inspired me to understand biological and chemical processes that happened. A Pharmacists, role is to aim to help patients treat illness by introducing new developed treatment of medicines with a range of patients. I began to take special interest in memorizing all my grandfather’s medications and how practical and clinical aspect pharmacy worked.
My first reason I decide to do pharmacy, I want to help my mom, because she has the medical health issue. She has been taking some medication, but sometimes the medication she was taking will make her feel worse, and she will start thinking that she might have other illnesses, but I did not have an idea, that there are some medications can cause sides effect, and precautions in the body, until when I start the pharmacy program, then I begin to discover more information about the medications and how it works in the body. The second reason is; before I started this pharmacy program at Carrington College, I was taking my prerequisites class at Pima College, because my goal was to go in the career of pharmacy, but I wasn't sure if that is what
Even students with perfect grades in high school, during undergrad, or even during pharmacy school struggle at times when going out into the world to find their ideal job as a Pharmacist. When most people think of a Pharmacist, they immediately think of a retail setting, such as CVS/Pharmacy, Giant, etc. In today's age, after going through their residency or working as a Pharmacy technician in a retail setting, most graduates do not want to be stuck in a retail pharmacy all their lives. According to a few articles online, students nationwide are struggling with these issues and more on a daily basis. We will be covering what the average pharmacy students struggle with before, during, and after pharmacy school.
As a junior in High School, working in a pharmacy would be a new experience for me, but I have never let the fear of the unknown prevent me from pursuing what I am passionate about. I would love to become a pharmacist one day because I want a career that will enable me to help others. Having the knowledge that I will be making the necessary medications to help people feel better will give me a tremendous amount of satisfaction in my
I am writing to express my interest in PGY-1 residency position at the Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center. My career goal is to complete PGY-1 in pharmacy practice, and continue to develop my clinical skills by pursuing PGY-2 specialized training. I am interested in PGY-1 residency program at Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center for its well-rounded rotation opportunities, research and teaching prospects. My long term career goal is to explore opportunity for clinical pharmacist with a faculty appointment at an academic medical center affiliated with a School/Department of pharmacy with prospect to conduct research.
The career path that I have chosen for myself is pharmacy technician. I have always wanted some sort of pharmaceutical job, and a pharmacy technician seems like a career that would be do-able and enjoyable for me.
The career that I am interested in pursuing is a Pharmacists. The number one reason I have decided to become a pharmacist is because I want to help and assist others. The satisfaction of me helping a patient get better quickly is the motivation that drives me. The second reason is the act of working with other health care professionals. Pharmacist have to communicate with other professionals as a team to avoid errors. Communication and connection is a major key in today’s society, in which I like with a passion. The big career dream began when my older cousin sister became the first in the family to graduate from college with a college degree. Her getting a well-paying job and taking care of my aunt and uncle led me to work hard and achieve pharmacy just like her. HCC will help me pursue my goals by helping me get high grades and achieve a high GPA. By me getting an Associates in Science I would then transfer to a big university like University of Houston to continue for higher education.
This semester has been a tough one but I feel like I have learned a lot about pharmacy over these past few months. I have had a lot of courses so far and in each one, I have been able to make connections to the practice of pharmacy. In this essay, I will reflect on some of things I learned in my courses and how they relate to my future career as a pharmacist. I will also identify areas where certain topics intersect in different courses.
To become a licensed pharmacist with a PharmD degree and obtain the ability to provide top-notch pharmacy services in a retail store or hospital setting. Obtain acceptance and an excellent education at a nationally recognized Pharmacy School. I have demonstrated leadership as President of the LSU Pharmacy Club, striving to continue to grow and mature as a leader in my future place of employment. I will utilize my interpersonal skills and newly acquired education to providing quality patient care with fast and accurate medication dispensing with knowledge gained in my education while establishing positive relationships with
I delight in helping people and that is what pharmacists do as well as additional significant tasks. They are also very organized people, as am I. That is why I would treasure being a pharmacist and truly love the job. I have worked exceptionally hard in my classes to maintain my exceptional grades and GPA. I have completed additional activities such as going to pharmacy camp to learn what a pharmacist does. I have also done ample research to know if I will like the job and what I have to do to achieve this goal. Every bit of this contributes to me reaching my goal and I cannot wait until my journey
The flow of the medical community is dependent on every person employed there. The harmony it creates does not only come from the doctors or nurses, but the janitors, surgeons, receptionists, and even the pharmacists. Each job is necessary in order for the hospitals to function properly; for instance, the doctors diagnose the patient with their illness, prescribe them medication to cure it, and send them to the pharmacist, who then gives them their medication and sends them home. However, some jobs are overlooked more than others and do not receive the proper credit, like the pharmacist. Pharmacists are recognized for dispensing and sorting drugs, but their jobs help educate patients over their prescription and uphold the