Pharmacy is an interesting and ever-changing field in our world today. An especially intriguing aspect of this profession is the wide spectrum of opportunities available. With such a versatile degree as a Doctor of Pharmacy, the possibilities for my future are exciting. However, I believe that before a career is even considered, one must examine her motivations. My personal interest in the pharmaceutical profession is rooted in my desire to be involved in the improvement of others’ health, to be knowledgable in the various topics pertaining to health care, and to possess the means to explore my fullest potential through a meaningful career.
My first inclination to become a pharmacist rose out of my concern for others. A significant part of my character is devoted to caring for other people and contributing to their well-being. Though I have not yet gained any work experience in the field, through observation and personal experience, I have learned that the health professions are dedicated to this same mission. When I visit the pharmacy and receive consultation about a medication from the pharmacist, I feel that I am being taken care of and helped in a meaningful way.
Pharmacists give patients a sense of reassurance that they are cared for and instill trust in patients that they are being treated as individuals. I would like to become such a person who is actively involved with treating patients with great care. My two years of higher education thus far have been extremely interesting and challenging. Through my three pre-pharmacy courses, I have been learning about life and health on many different levels. The body systems and their functions have been particularly interesting to me in my biology classes.
It is fascinating to learn about the biological and chemical make-up of the human body and the innumerable processes that are occurring constantly within us. I am looking forward to entering the professional program and beginning to learn in great detail about the many different medicines and their interactions with the body systems. More importantly, I am excited to apply the knowledge I have gained through my education to my daily life and career.
Being a pharmacist will allow me to incorporate what I am learning at present into my career, while gaining new knowledge as technology is enhanced and new discoveries are made. It is important to me that I have a passion for whatever path my life takes. Since I have control over that path, I am choosing to pursue a career that will provide my life with both meaning and satisfaction. My potential to excel has always been realized in my life academically. I plan to continue to challenge myself with the rigorous Doctor of Pharmacy program at Palm Beach Atlantic, and in the future with the demanding pharmaceutical profession.