I chose my pharmacy program at OSU because of its well-known reputation in the field that has a long history of more than 100 years in preparing world-class educational opportunity, and educating pharmacists to serve with the best medical care in health communities, which is what my career focuses on. By attending OSU, students in pharmacy program will have a chance to work closely with exceptional faculty who care about interests and professional development, where the staff are willing to support and help their students with any issues, from classes to finances to personal. It is the open doors for any of it students interested in the career to advance along with the renowned Oregon State name. The curriculum at OSU is diverse. OSU offers a wide range of electives and countless opportunities for community outreach, leadership development, hands-on training, research and collaborations at Oregon State and Oregon Health & Science University to help achieve specific goals and gain
During my time working as a technician, I have interacted with multiple pharmacists at different retail pharmacy locations. Because of this, I observed how pharmacists interact with patients and gained experience adapting to different clientele to best fit their needs. I love the feeling of instant gratification that I get when I am able to help a patient. Through my experience, I realized that pharmacist’s play a vital role in patient care. I have seen how pharmacists counsel patients and create
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.
There is no requirement to attend a formal education program. On the job training is the only requirement to become a pharmacy technician. Everyone must be registered with the TSBP. Everyone must complete the requirements to be a pharmacy technician within 2 years. There is a 20 hour continuing education requirement every renewal period.
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.
My academic background is unique coming from the Pharmaceutical Sciences Program and the Campuswide Honors Program at UCI. Very few students have completed both rigorous programs. The CHP is the best honors program in the UC system and the Pharm Sci curriculum is designed to give students exceptional preparation for pharmacy school. This has pushed me to be one of the most well-rounded Pharmaceutical Sciences students at UCI. I believe this gives me unique preparation for new and challenging curriculum in pharmacy school. It has also nurtured my love for learning in all disciplines and exposed me to topics outside of my major. Never have I been satisfied with completing the minimum requirements. I have always been the type of student that pushes myself to improve and consider new possibilities I have spent more time than most of my peers developing my
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.
After a long road of constantly changing my mind, I can ultimately thank my dad for helping me choose this career path. He influenced me to not only attend SDSU, his alma mater, but he also introduced me to the field of pharmacy. I am extremely excited to pursue this path, and I know with my dad’s guidance it will be much easier to make all the decisions I will
Merci Clinic is a small clinic providing free health care services to adults that have limited income and without medical or dental insurance. The staffs of Merci Clinic consists of mostly volunteers. My job as volunteer at the clinic is like a pharmacy assistant. For my future career, I planned to work somewhere in the healthcare industry. As I narrowed my options down, I wanted to do a job that relates to medicine. I was just interested medicines and want to know more about it. I think that a pharmacist will suit this interest best. My ultimate goal is to research and discover medicine that will cure the incurable illness. Besides the point, I feel that volunteering at the clinic as a pharmacy assistant is slight advantage for my career.
The reason why I want to become a pharmacy technician is because I want to feel part of something that would differences someone’s life. The reason why I feel like I should become a pharmacy technician is because I feel like I can handle the interactions with the patient and hospital wherever my job would at and maintain the importance of the pharmacy itself. The most important people that has inspired me to become a pharmacy technician is my sister, my two oldest cousins because they have shown me the love and dedication to become a pharmacy technician. My two oldest cousins have taken me their offices and shown me the reason why they have become pharmacy technician and furthermore the love and the dedication that they have put into which
I made this choice because I had always been interested in how Biology, Chemistry and Physics tie in with each other. In my studies I have enjoyed learning about the inner and outer workings of the many cycles and pathways occurring in the body. One class that I enjoyed in particular was Nucleic Acids, which opened me to the importance of genomic studies and the possible applications in treating genetic related diseases. Another course that has greatly influenced me was Cancer Biochemistry. This course reinforced my knowledge of the cycles and pathways occurring in the body and introduced the errors that can occur in these processes leading to cancer. Pharmacy requires a strong knowledge of natural sciences and I feel that my studies in biochemistry have given me a foundation to build upon. In addition to obtaining a B.S in Biochemistry, I will also be obtaining a minor in Business Foundations. This minor has provided me with the basic knowledge of business. Pharmacy requires knowledge of business, which is evident in Community Pharmacies. With that in mind, having a basic understanding of business provides knowledge that is needed in Pharmacy. While in school, grew interest in research and so I joined a lab. Working in a lab gave me important research skills moving forward. Pharmacy is a field that also requires much research, and the skills I have acquired from working in a lab should prove to be useful. The knowledge and experience I gained from school have provided me with knowledge and skills that will help me in pharmacy
Pharmacy is my first career choice. In a way, it embodies the three other careers that I have also considered pursuing. [transition] Artists dedicate their lives to learning and mastering their skills in order to create their vision. Teachers pass on valuable knowledge to their students and mold them into successful individuals. Politicians establish and modify policies for the people they are elected to serve. As a pharmacist, I hope to incorporate parts of these three into the career that I have chosen to pursue. I want to become proficient in my skills of pharmaceutical care, take an active role in improving the processes of pharmaceutical practice, and educate and lead my patients to a healthier life.
Said people will have questions about the nature of their medications that will affect their well being. A good pharmacist needs to have the patience to take the time and answer customers’ questions.
I have been on a number of college visits to pharmacy schools. I have been to the University of Findlay, the University of Toledo, Ohio Northern University, and the University of Cincinnati. I want to be positive that I will love where I spend the next six years of my life pursuing my dream. I have done an adequate amount of research on my own also to know what pharmacists have to do and if I would like being a pharmacist. Very soon I will be contacting a pharmacist to set up a time to job shadow them. Doing this I will have an idea of what I could be doing every day after I graduate college. These things are considerable factors in determining where I would go to college to become a pharmacist and if I would like this job.
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.