I am excited about my choice to enter pharmacy school. I have wanted to be a pharmacist for several years. As such, I have taken the appropriate steps in terms of curriculum and performance to enhance my progress toward my goal of entering this noble profession. The following discusses why I truly want to become a pharmacist.
I was born and grew up in Albania during a time of economic collapse and social unrest. While Albania has made an impressive recovery, building a modern and diversified economy, it remains one of Europe's poorest nations. This environment exposed me to significant health care needs and developed within me a heart and strong desire to be in an associated profession, particularly pharmacy.
I chose pharmacy because it is an integral part of the United States’ health care system. As the population ages, the number of people requiring both preventative and healing medications is steadily increasing. I believe a pharmacist career will allow me the opportunity to be more consistent and comprehensive in an individual’s health care regimen. Many individuals have multiple physicians involved in their health care as specialists become more and more involved in a patient’s treatment. However, a patient generally only uses one pharmacy or perhaps two with the advent of mail-order services associated with insurance plans. Patients have access to their pharmacist for medication advice without having to make an appointment such as they do with their physician. Pharmacists often times also provide other services such blood pressure monitoring, cholesterol screening, flu shots and many others for their patients.
I also chose pharmacy because of the expansion of the science and technology involved in the practice. Pharmacists must be knowledgeable about the composition of drugs, their properties, and how to test for purity and strength. Additionally, a pharmacist needs to understand the activity of a drug and how it will work within the...