Pharmacy Career Research Paper

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John Lennon once wrote, “When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” Our lives are clearly shaped by what we make of them. My goal in life is to use the knowledge and values that my parents and teachers have instilled in me to achieve my “happy” life through a rewarding pharmacy career and valued friendships. In the fall of 2018, I will begin my journey towards my career goals by attending Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. When I received my acceptance letter in December announcing that I was chosen into Drake’s pharmacy program, I was ecstatic! This was so important to me because it meant that I had achieved my first goal of being accepted into my first choice college. The reason I am passionate about Drake is because it is a smaller school and the teachers are dedicated to their students, much like the teachers at Columbus High School. I also admire Drake because it is ranked as one of the top pharmacy schools in the country. The healthcare field…show more content…
Drake has a pharmacy club which I am very interested in being a part of in order to help better prepare me for a career in pharmacy. I would also like to be a part of service organizations while on campus. Service has always been a big part of my life and I would like to continue to do service throughout college and adulthood. One of my life’s goals is to complete the pharmacy program and be employed in either a retail pharmacy setting or as a compounding pharmacist. To achieve this goal, I will work to continue to earn high grades just as I have in high school. I have also taken some college courses in high school to accumulate some college credit before I attend college and to give me some insight on the coursework of a college

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