How did you know you wanted to pursue pharmacy
I’m someone who has a lot of family in the medical field and seeing them change peoples lives inspired me to want to do the same in my own way. I chose pharmacy because I want to provide reliable Heath care and prescription drugs to those who may not have access to such. #pharmacist #pharmacy #medicine #health #healthcare
I struggled with health issues from a young age and through these struggles I developed an interest in medication. During high school I enjoyed and acceled at chemistry. Thus putting my interest in medication and my passion for chemistry together lead me to pursue pharmacy (I grossly over estimated how much chemistry pharmacists do, and how much chemistry was used in pharmacy school).
The story of how I learned about pharmacy is a bit different. I was visiting my father who was a cook and burned himself very badly. It was late at night and he couldn't see a physician and did not want to go to a hospital because I was visiting. Instead, he went to a local pharmacy and asked the pharmacist for help picking an over the counter medication. He came home and explained his encounter at the pharmacy and I then asked what a pharmacist does. My father then explained the position to me and that they earn a good living.
That's the story of how I learned about pharmacy and chose to become a pharmacist.
I knew l wanted to help people but just did not know in what area. I was involved in a few health career organizations in high school and undergraduate - where I learn about pharmacy, dentistry, nursing and medicine. I majored in Biology and Chemistry in undergraduate and learn about pharmacy - retail but realized pharmacy is more than CVS and Walgreens. Definitely do your research in a few health related fields, and try to shadow different areas (even if it is in pharmacy) to get the experience so you are fully sure that the path you pick is the right path for you.