Topic: Pharmacy degree relates to your immediate and long-term professional goals.
Describe how your personal, educational, and professional background will help you achieve your goals. The personal essay is an important part Your Personal Essay should address why you selected pharmacy as a career and how the Doctor of your application for admission and provides you with an opportunity for you to clearly and effectively express your ideas.
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My short essay:
I believe every individual has a certain event or a chain of them which influenced the decision to choose a certain profession. In my case, it was a personal experience with my relative which became my drive to pursue a pharmacy career. But let me tell you how I had been considering options before this event happened.
Before choosing pharmacy as my career, I was completely lost in the fantasy world of a pre-medical major that I imagined. With the superficial and immature mindset, most of the grades from my classes during my first year of college did not turn out well; changing majors could have been an option for me. Then, my mom became sick and had a high risk of stroke. I flew back to my country - Vietnam and spent time with her at the hospital. During my visits, none of the pharmacists or doctors explained clearly the uses of medications to my mother or other patients due to their busy schedules. The patients were only allowed to receive medications from medical professionals without asking the side effects or other questions related to those drugs. Moreover, the newscasters at that time reported an enormous amount of people were dying due to the low-quality medications and drug-incompatibility.
All those images stuck in my head and changed my points of view. From that moment, I wanted to become the one who can keep track of medications, check the quality of every single pill, and explain well the side effects to patients before handing to them. The pharmacy has become a career that I would like to pursue by any chances.
Since the decision was made, I started preparing for this job. Resilience, lifelong learning, and good communication are traits and skills that I learned to prepare for this career. I tried to increase my GPA and seeked for work at the local pharmacies. However, as an international student, I am not allowed to work off campus and pharmaceutical experience is impossible to me. Thus, volunteering at the local hospital to earn more experience is my only option. Volunteering at the hospital gave me an opportunity to listen to patients' stories and see the happiness in their faces after every single treatment. Besides the limited work opportunity, studying the connection between biology and chemistry got me more interested and kept my fire. The more I studied and got into the program, the more I realize the importance of pharmacists.
A Doctor of Pharmacy degree could help me settle the job in retail or clinical pharmacies in the short term goal. However, in the long term, I would like to work for U.S Food and Drug Administration in the specialization of informatics and medication safety. Working at FDA would inform me how the medications are regulated and understand the whole process. From there, I could use my knowledge to advise the pharmaceutical companies in Vietnam to make the Vietnamese medical system become safer and more secure. If my knowledge can be used to reduce human loss, I will be honored to keep working on that duty.