Why I became a Pharmacist?
I always wanted to go into research and I was completing my chemistry degree. I also wanted go the distant and get my doctor’s degree. My father being a realistic told me to go for a career that paid well and that had a great future. So, I selected a Pharmacy degree as a means to further my goals of working in research and development. At the same time, I was making my father happy.
What do I like best about being a Pharmacist?
When I started my first job; I did not like being a Pharmacist. However, it did not take very long to realize that Pharmacy had chosen me. I loved being part of a multi-disciplinary team and making a difference in patient care. Our team thrived in this patient care; this dynamic was contagious to all of us in the team. I loved the dynamics of working together with one goal: taking care of our patients. It was very rewarding to communicate with our patients and see them when they were discharged.
What do I like best about my job?
When I stated my career in LTC Pharmacy; it taught me that it was so much more to being a Pharmacist. Yes, it was dispensing medication to our residents but it was also so much more. It was a much larger multi-dynamic and multi-customers environment. I love the dynamic of the LTC Pharmacy; it can be crazy busy and to an outsider it will seem like it is pandemonium however not to us. It is like this every day. I love the satisfaction of accomplishing our daily goals and at the same time help that one nurse that called so angry and frustrated and by the end of the call; she said “thank you”. (Finally, it is a place where my OCD is accepted. J)