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Pharmacists Change Lives

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South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy

What’s Your Why

The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

Our Patients Are Our Why

Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Our Diverse ‘Why’

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

What’s the Cost of Becoming a Pharmacist?

University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy

Harry Provider and The Prescription of Secrets

Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy

La Farmacia: A Telenovela?

Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy

APhA-ASP Health Screening – July 23, 2016

Why We Chose Pharmacy

 Prospective student pharmacists, Tevin and Rahul, share their reasons for pursuing a career in pharmacy.

Q: What first sparked your interest in pharmacy?

Tevin: “I was inspired to pursue a career in pharmacy after seeing medical problems. Seeing people with diseases and sicknesses inspired me to get out there and help; that, and the fact that my mother went to school to be a nurse.”

Rahul: “When I was in high school, I was interested in pursuing a career that dealt with chemistry. When my grandmother passed away, I began to consider careers in healthcare, especially those that used chemistry. At that time, pharmacy was appealing because I learned I could help those who were suffering from many different diseases by treating their illnesses or providing a better quality of life through medications. I did not want anyone to suffer like my grandmother, so I followed my path towards pharmacy.”

Q: Why is pharmacy right for you?

Tevin: “Pharmacy is right for me because I want to cure diseases, and I think working in pharmacy would put me in the perfect position to do that. I think pharmacy is one of the most important professions because it helps make the world better, but I don’t think it is quite explored as much as it should be. We need more brilliant minds to try pharmacy and other medical fields so that they can help improve society.”

Rahul: “I think pharmacy is unique in that it appeals to everyone differently. Pharmacy is right for me because one of my passions is teaching and helping others, and through patient counseling, I have multiple opportunities to educate, teach, and help someone have a better quality of life at the end of the day.”