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Pharmacist Goals

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Pharmacology has been a goal and a purpose of mine for many years. Being a certified pharmacy technician for over seven years, I have worked to expand my drive to learn and help others. This has directed my ambition to become a pharmacist. My immediate professional goal is to be the purpose of helping and educating. I have that purpose. My long term goal is personal growth & learning to make a change in whatever level of service as a pharmacist I find myself in.
Growing up in a large, single parent home, outside of Buffalo, NY in the small rural town of Alden, I was taught responsibility & independence when it came to school. Graduating from Alden High School in 2000, I knew I wanted to have a career in the medical field, but was searching
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Pleasant, SC. The two pharmacists there, Pharmacist in Charge, Lila Trussler, and MUSC alumni, Rebecca Lafar took me under their guiding wings and mentored me towards becoming a pharmacist. In the seven plus years I have been involved at a retail pharmacy, I have learned the commitment of knowledge and enactment it takes to become a pharmacist. I found myself making a difference in the lives of others and myself. The experience has been extremely rewarding since I began over seven years ago. Communication with patients, medical teams and fellow pharmacy staff members, I believe, is the key to giving proper medical care. My passion for pharmacology has driven me to become a Rite Aid certified, South Carolina licensed and a Nationally Certified pharmacy technician. By working in a retail pharmacy, I have built relationships with my patients. They have become part of my life as I have theirs, through the best & challenging times. I have participated in many community clinics that Rite Aid pharmacy has organized and have seen the need and importance of immunization programs in the community. I enjoy informing patients about the advantages of not only the flu vaccine, but other essential immunization
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