Topic: Need and importance of clinical pharmacists in healthcare system Clinical pharmacy is a health science discipline in which pharmacists provide patient care that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health, and disease prevention, according to American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Patient-oriented care requires specialized knowledge, skill and experience to improve quality of life of patient. The development of clinical pharmacy began at the University of Michigan in the early 1960s. Instead of drug-oriented pharmacy, patient-oriented concept was initiated within short period of time. In addition, discipline of clinical pharmacy has experienced a phenomenal growth.
My work experience over the last three years has led me to a thorough revision of my professional identity and aspirations. This fundamental revision, in term, has resulted in a crucial decision to change my career path and pursue a graduate degree in public health. I was only 15 years old when I went to a medical university. While I was studying there I became so interested in pathophysiology, pharmacology, internal medicine, psychiatry and psychology that after graduation I was eager to expand my knowledge in all those areas and find a job that would allow me to apply all that knowledge in practice. Therefore, I completed my internship in internal medicine, spent a year as a teaching assistant in pathophysiology and obtained degree in psychiatry.
I have been lucky and honored to work with an amazing team of pharmacists who were always there to answer any of my never ending questions. One aspect that made me fall in love with a pharmacy career was the special interaction between pharmacists and patients. Another reason I have decided to pursue Doctor of Pharmacy degree was the fact that I have seen many refugee patients who were unable to understand why they were on medications. One day, I assisted a new patient to the pharmacy who did not speak English but luckily, I was able to interpret in Arabic language. She needed to get her medication refilled, when I asked her which one, she replied "the one I take for fat".
I was exposed to the basics of various processes and administration by following international publications and other online resources. Through further self study I got to know about the process of approvals from relevant food & drug administration and the laws and standards that regulate the manufacturing, packaging marketing and advertising of different pharmaceutical products. It was then that I chose to pursue my graduate program in Pharmacy administration , as this would provide me the opportunity to achieve my goal of working for a reputed Indian pharmaceutical company in the administration department after completion of my education. I do believe that I am geared up to take up this challenging program at your esteemed university. During the four years of my undergraduate studies my academic performance has been consistently high, and my faculty members and peers have appreciated my passion for learning, my analytical skills, my perseverance, attention to details and never to say die
Contrary to popular belief, pharmacists don’t just sit behind a counter in the back of the pharmacy counting pills all day. Pharmacists play an important role in today’s society as counselors and teachers, and anyone who has ever been to counseling or school knows communication is a key factor in these fields. Pharmacists must be fluent in all types of communication in order to be successful. A pharmacist’s job is to communicate to patients, healthcare practitioners, and the community vital information and advice (Wallman). Potential pharmacists go through communication training in pharmacy school where they learn how to be effective in each type of communication.
I am seeking this program because it can fulfil my above mentioned academic interests in a friendly atmosphere. I understand that there is no better place in the world to conduct medical research. I believe that I have the skills, empathy and bedside manners that will help me to become a caring and productive physician. I deem that my passion in medicine, clinical and research experience and willingness to work hard can make an immense contribution to your program and to medical community as a
I strongly believe I am an excellent candidate for your program because I am focused, hard-working and passionate about offering help to communities. I also have good insight into the economic and infrastructural processes required to accomplish sustainable change in preventive medicine and generally in the healthcare sector of my country. Born and raised in rural southern Nigeria, I have traveled through various regions and even more frequently in the last three years, and am aware of the core health and economic challenges facing my country. A post-graduate training in public health will enable me to demonstrate wide competency in the field of public health, allow me to be effective as a credible voice for positive change to existing health programs and also provide a fine theoretical background to maximize the practical basis upon which I have practiced as a full time healthcare professional for the past two years and volunteered at various medical missions since my undergraduate years. This program will also allow me to relate to professionals who share my goals at both colleague and Faculty
Career Research: Pharmaceutical and Pediatric Field One career field that I am interested in is pharmacy. I believe that pharmacy would be a good field for me because my mother is a pharmacy technician and since my mom would study medicine I would sit beside her and she would help me learn some things about pharmacy and medicine. Since then, I have always thought of pharmacy as a possible career choice. I believe that my home environment was a major influence for me to choose this a possible future career. On-the-job tasks for a pharmacy technician: updating a patient’s profile, filling new prescriptions for the patient, refilling the medicine, communicating with the nurses, doctors, and pharmacists.
As a student nurse and pharmacy technician, I have interacted with many populations. These experiences has allowed me to sharpen my interpersonal skills. From working with patients at Howard Hospital and Providence to working with the residents of Northeast D.C., I can contribute knowledge and experience of the people that inhabit the D.C. community.This will allow me to make contributions when exploring the topic of mind, body and medicine like I could have done when my father was displaying symptoms of stroke. His right leg is numb, his vision is blurred, he is experiencing vertigo, he has been experiencing this for about one month. He does not know what is going on with his body so he brushes it off as a temporary inconvenience, “you will
Every country has its own rules and regulations regarding medicines and their governance. Although I am a registered pharmacist in India, my qualifications are not suitable for me to work as a pharmacist or researcher in America or Britain. Always an avid reader, I have gone through and appreciated well-written books, journals and magazines, such as Pharma Times. In course of time, by reading various pharmaceutical articles and news, I have realised that the United States has more opportunities in this sector and that a pharmacist has a very respected and responsible role towards the community in the United States. I anticipate that earning a PharmD in the USA would certainly take me to horizons where I could support the healthcare system by treating patients as well as by doing research