Throughout my life, I have worked hard to ensure I achieve
my objectives whether that is in my personal life or my studies. I have
demonstrated myself to be a compassionate, driven and determined individual who
is always looking to improve through taking every possibility for feedback. My
ability to rationalize and to be receptive to this feedback means that I will
never stop learning and this will be beneficial for my future studies. I am now
seeking the opportunity to converge these skills on a career in pharmacy via
the MPharm course. Innovative medicines are continually being developed for
emerging diseases; a pharmacist’s role is paramount in efficiently providing
drugs safely. I relish the idea of challenging myself in this field in the
future to subsequently better myself and society.
Outside of academia, I played football for over six years
where I was playing at a semi-professional level for Carshalton athletic
football club. My excellent leadership skills meant I was chosen to represent
my team as the captain. Through this responsibility, I learnt the importance of
allowing others to develop their skills in a group. In my free time, I also
enjoy an array of other sports including boxing and swimming. Frequent exercise
has highlighted how important it is to keep the body and mind healthy, so to
focus better on studies.
At my sixth form, I have been an active member of the
Medical Society and the STEM Society. I completed various projects including an
eco-schools scheme where I conducted meetings with members of Croydon council
to discuss means of making my school more sustainable. I have also excelled in
my part-time position at Marks and Spencer. This role has improved my ability
to function as part of a team. Furthermore Being Trilingual, I have utilized my
English, Arabic, and French to communicate information appropriately to
customers from around the world, which can also be deemed as an essential
element of a pharmacist’s role when dealing with patients in layman’s terms.
In addition to laying a strong theoretical foundation for
the course, I have also recognised the need to gain practical experience. I
undertook a placement at my local day Lewis pharmacy which has given me a
greater insight into the operation of a pharmacy, during my placement; I
shadowed a pharmacist and observed many of the essential practical aspects of a
career in Pharmacy. That included the processing of medicine use reviews
(MURs), and the importance of the medical ethics pharmacists are bound to,
providing patients’ treatments without judgment and in confidence. An unusual
situation involved an underage female requesting the morning after pill, where
I then had to complete a mini-questionnaire before she could obtain the tablet.
I quickly realised the significant influence a pharmacist has on society, as
well as seeing how Pharmacy is the front line of healthcare.
I understand Pharmacy is challenging. However, I believe via
the A-level courses I have been studying I have developed a solid grounding for
the Pharmacy course. The combination of Chemistry, Biology, and Psychology has
put me in an excellent starting point for studying Pharmacy at a higher level.
I now understand the effects of different types of chemical stimuli on the
human body. Moreover, I am now equipped with the critical thinking and
analytical skills that are an essential pre-requisite for any scientist.
The contribution of Pharmacists to the healthcare industry
is based on two strands. A body of Knowledge on scientific principles and the
desire to help people and society. I believe pursuing a career in pharmacy is
the best route to incorporate these two strands to improve the health and
well-being of communities. This prospect of studying Pharmacy excites me as it
permits me to explore my intellectual interests on a biochemical dimension
level while having a positive, practical impact on peoples’ lives.