From: J. M. 03/02/2005
Student in Department of Pharmacy Healthcare Administration
University of Toledo College of Pharmacy
Will I Make To My Profession When I Graduate?
not just counting pills. It's a significant and honorable occupation
that reaches into almost all aspects of health care. Pharmacists
contribute to patients care in a variety of settings. They are the
trustworthy link between physicians and patients. Their expertise in
the field of medicine helps in preventing many drugs side effects.
They not only educate consumers on the medications use, but also
ensure that the patients are getting the best health care benefits
available for them.
has made very high quality progress and has been effective in
reducing health problems and death rates, but its dividends have not
been equally shared among the different racial and ethnic groups. A
perfect metaphor would be to view the world as a rich and complex
tapestry of colors, backgrounds and interests. Understanding this
tapestry and its implications on health disparities can enable a
health practitioner reduce a number of preventable disease among the
multicultural population groups. Finding ways to eliminate such
disparities in community healthcare has become one of the major
research issues in the field of pharmacy. One of the ways to assist
in the noble cause of eliminating minority health disparities is by
producing quality pharmacy health professionals who with their
knowledge will be able to capitalize on the new opportunities, make
use of the quality healthcare resources and deliver quality health
care solutions to the future population.
knowledge and education increases when he spreads it to others. Based
on this thinking, my personal interests, and considering the
importance of producing quality future health care professionals, my
the profession of pharmacy when I graduate will be in the form of a
and advisor for the future pharmacy students.
Along with the
understanding of the subjects like pharmacology, medicinal chemistry,
pharmaceutics. I feel pharmacists should also have the knowledge of
different culture and be culturally competent so that they can
educate and counsel their patients of diverse populations in a
healthier way. I feel it is imperative for the future pharmacists to
have knowledge of the different cultures to assist in the noble cause
of eliminating minority health disparities. My contribution in this
will be make use of my research interests and my knowledge and
education in the field of cultural competence to improve the quality
of life for the entire population irrespective of their ethnicity/race.