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,
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.
Working as a Behavioral Specialist, I took care of patients with traumatic brain injuries. It was a very rewarding job, which taught me compassion and appreciation for my own life. As a Health Unit Coordinator I have learned about admissions and discharges of patients, how charts are organized, and how to communicate with doctors and nurses. In my most recent job, as a Pharmacy Technician, I have learned many things that I believe will be helpful while going through the Physician Assistant Program. One of them is my familiarity with different medications, knowing what they are used for and what they look like. As a Physician Assistant I will be required to write prescriptions for medications. Knowing dosages and how a prescription should be written will be a very useful tool to have. I have enjoyed working as a Pharmacy Technician, being a part of medical team and most of all helping patients in the best way I could, but I always wished I could have more
Being competent these days requires more than the knowledge for graduation. One of the important goals of the academic curriculum is to encourage students to be lifelong learners. It requires getting continuous knowledge and education. Most of the employers have workshops or continue education credits for their employees to keep them competent to the changing environment. Changes that continuously ongoing in pharmacy practice and in the role of pharmacists will require that pharmacists have a different set of competencies to seize work
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.
Critical Thinking in Clinical Practice There have been several research studies identifying the importance of critical thinking for nurses in clinical practice and the effects on patient care and outcomes. As stated in Assessing Individual Frontline Nurse Critical Thinking," there is widespread agreement among nursing leaders that critical thinking is a frontline nurse competency essential to providing safe and effective care." (Berkow, 2011). Studies continue to identify this in several countries, although the ways to achieve critical thinking varies. The level to which critical thinking should be expected and taught varies in the opinions of researchers. There are several tests/ assessments utilized to identify critical thinking abilities.
Through the training opportunities available at this university I will have the ability to pursue further interaction with patients while strengthening my pharmacotherapeutic knowledge related to specific disease states. In the course of achieving my short term goal of achieving a pharmacy residency, I will be able to refine and hone my clinical expertise as well as expanding my research and teaching abilities. Upon completion of this training, as well as my post-doctorate training, my plan is to obtain a position as a clinical pharmacist in a specialized patient population. The exposition to a variety of different areas of pharmacy practice will undoubtedly shape the direction which I choose to pursue, though I know that currently my primary field of interest is ____. By continuing to pursue this field, I will be better capable of teaching students in the future as well as conducting research in a variety of pharmacy
* This assignment will showcase your ability to recognize and examine argument structure. Please be sure to follow all of the assignment guidelines, which your instructor will give to you in class or listed below.
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
a. Give me the name and purpose of group you will be evaluating. I will be evaluation my current job at the pharmacy. It is a functioning retain pharmacy that’s main purpose is to distribute drugs and assist in the wellbeing of our community.
“Let’s create an AIDS/HIV-free generation”, which is not only a slogan that was proposed by President Obama but also a goal that I would like to achieve on my future career path. My practicum project at the Department of Health and Human Services was to generate dataset of new AIDS/HIV
End of Semester Reflection 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.
“Helping people on their path to better health” is a quote used by CVSHealth, I first heard it during the orientation for my pharmacy technician job. I love this quote because it really defines my purpose for wanting to be a pharmacist in the simplest way. My journey to becoming
As the economy is still down, job opportunities are shrinking. Now a day it is important to network and set yourself apart from other to land yourself in your dream job. Many people are looking into post-graduate programs to enhance their skills and knowledge. In pharmacy there are two post-graduate