Throughout I completed various projects including an
Throughout my life, I have worked hard to ensure I achievemy objectives whether that is in my personal life or my studies. I havedemonstrated myself to be a compassionate, driven and determined individual whois always looking to improve through taking every possibility for feedback.
Myability to rationalize and to be receptive to this feedback means that I willnever stop learning and this will be beneficial for my future studies. I am nowseeking the opportunity to converge these skills on a career in pharmacy viathe MPharm course. Innovative medicines are continually being developed foremerging diseases; a pharmacist’s role is paramount in efficiently providingdrugs safely.
I relish the idea of challenging myself in this field in thefuture to subsequently better myself and society.Outside of academia, I played football for over six yearswhere I was playing at a semi-professional level for Carshalton athleticfootball club. My excellent leadership skills meant I was chosen to representmy team as the captain. Through this responsibility, I learnt the importance ofallowing others to develop their skills in a group. In my free time, I alsoenjoy an array of other sports including boxing and swimming. Frequent exercisehas highlighted how important it is to keep the body and mind healthy, so tofocus better on studies.
At my sixth form, I have been an active member of theMedical Society and the STEM Society. I completed various projects including aneco-schools scheme where I conducted meetings with members of Croydon councilto discuss means of making my school more sustainable. I have also excelled inmy part-time position at Marks and Spencer. This role has improved my abilityto function as part of a team. Furthermore Being Trilingual, I have utilized myEnglish, Arabic, and French to communicate information appropriately tocustomers from around the world, which can also be deemed as an essentialelement of a pharmacist’s role when dealing with patients in layman’s terms.In addition to laying a strong theoretical foundation forthe course, I have also recognised the need to gain practical experience.
Iundertook a placement at my local day Lewis pharmacy which has given me agreater insight into the operation of a pharmacy, during my placement; Ishadowed a pharmacist and observed many of the essential practical aspects of acareer 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 unusualsituation involved an underage female requesting the morning after pill, whereI then had to complete a mini-questionnaire before she could obtain the tablet.I quickly realised the significant influence a pharmacist has on society, aswell as seeing how Pharmacy is the front line of healthcare.I understand Pharmacy is challenging. However, I believe viathe A-level courses I have been studying I have developed a solid grounding forthe Pharmacy course. The combination of Chemistry, Biology, and Psychology hasput 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 thehuman body. Moreover, I am now equipped with the critical thinking andanalytical skills that are an essential pre-requisite for any scientist.The contribution of Pharmacists to the healthcare industryis based on two strands.
A body of Knowledge on scientific principles and thedesire to help people and society. I believe pursuing a career in pharmacy isthe best route to incorporate these two strands to improve the health andwell-being of communities. This prospect of studying Pharmacy excites me as itpermits me to explore my intellectual interests on a biochemical dimensionlevel while having a positive, practical impact on peoples’ lives.