Becoming A Doctor Of Pharmacy Program

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I selected pharmacy because I have a sincere interest in the field of study and a desire to help people. I’ve always been extremely interested in science, especially in chemistry and biology. I began looking into careers in which I could continue studying these subjects, using the information in a practical way. Throughout my undergraduate career, I have eliminated areas of health care, and narrowed my focus to pharmaceutical health services based on my strengths. I know pharmacists face challenges everyday and I feel that I am driven enough to persevere and find solutions. Obtaining acceptance into a Doctor of Pharmacy program is the first step in reaching my immediate academic goal. My professional goal is to practice as a licensed pharmacist; guiding technicians, assisting patients with medical counseling and effectively communicating with doctors to ensure receive high quality and beneficial health services. A major, personal factor that drives me toward health care is my younger sister. She fell ill, and within two days her condition worsened as her lungs and kidneys failed. Unfortunately, the third morning in ICU, her condition had become so severe that intubation was necessary. In the process of sedation and intubation, her lungs ruptured. After a series of events, a decision was made to treat my sister with plasmapheresis, for one of the doctors related her symptoms to Wegener’s disease. Luckily, the treatment was effective. Since her recovery I have been able to live with her in college and observe how many different physicians work. From this experience I learned how important a sincere medical staff is, not only including specialists, but also pharmacists. When I began working as a technician I discussed work with her. ... ... middle of paper ... ...e efficient and organized. These skills have already benefited me as a pharmacy technician. I have also held various work-study jobs on campus, which demands flexibility and adaptation to different work environments. At this time, I am working as a pharmacy technician at a Hy-Vee. I am quickly developing skills that will allow me to become a successful pharmacist. One of the most important observations I have made is the way in which each pharmacist interacts with every patient, and how valuable that interaction is. Many of the patients we serve are battling illnesses that impact their health, emotions, families, jobs, and so many other aspects of their life. I know that being a pharmacist is more than just approving the sale of medicine. I know that I can help patients in a deeper way, to provide comfort, and to be available to answer questions when doctors are not.

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