The interest I have for the sciencespecifically Chemistry inspired me to think about my future career and howchemistry related degree could be a possibility for me.
I have always enjoyed Mathsand Biology throughout my education and I have acknowledged that I can combineboth in a career in pharmacy. A world of Pharmacy is quickly progressing tosave society’s lives and bring together new drug therapies which are advantageousfor everyone. This inspires me to be a part of this important healthcare to obtainscientific knowledge on how these developments have occurred. I arranged one weekof work experience at my local Chemist which included serving customers andworking as a team to assist with other retail tasks.
I delivered prescriptionsto patients unable to collect them. Through my experience I gained moreawareness of the role pharmacists have in the NHS and learnt that patientinvolvement is not restricted to doctors and nurses, pharmacists also play animportant role in hospitals as clinical pharmacists.Studying an access to higher educationin pharmacy course gave me a fantastic opportunity to study chemistry, biology,physics and maths. Through the biology modules, I have gained knowledge of the instantfunctions of organs and the way in which one small variation can have a hugeimpact on the body much like in the manufacturing and running of medicines. Ihave also learnt how different bacterial strains are resistant to anantibiotic, which encourages me to further develop my knowledge andunderstanding about medications.
In chemistry I mostly enjoyed learning aboutthe composition of molecules, their different functional groups and alsoinstrumental analysis I was fascinated mostly by these because they allow youto see the chemistry in action.Working as a dental nurse for approximately 5 years in bothprivate and NHS?practices has given me the confident to work at theprofessional level. Assisting the dentists during the treatment gave me?agreater understanding of team work.
I was also responsible of writing prescriptionswhich included patient’s personal details, finding. In most cases thepeople I encountered at out of hours dental emergency on my Saturday andevening job were either in pain or suffering from some serious periodontaldiseases that could have been avoided had they know about the many preventablemeasures available to them. Through this, I also learnt the necessity andeffect of antibiotics on a patient’s body.
Mentoring trainee dental nurses has developed my interpersonal and leadership skills. Dental nursing has enabled me to practice competently as a health careprofessional. It has also given me the confidence to?communicate and interacts with patients effectively.
It has taught me thenecessity of patient confidentiality as well as the importance of continuousprofessional development. Recreationally I enjoy playing tennis?andlove swimming. Also I am hugely fond of?art and?love to draw henna designs. Twicea year a night before?Eid,?I?volunteer my henna art to people of mycommunity. I have apassion for creating embroidery work, from which the attention to fine detailhas improved my manual dexterity skills. Additionally, I dedicate time as acarer to a grandparent suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
The contentment ofproviding care first-hand has encouraged a desire to offer comprehensive healthcare as part of the team. Iam aware of all the challenges and difficulties that come with this professionand I am ready to face these. Ihave seen that pharmacy is an essential component in the NHS and a career thatI look forward to. Ibelieve that my commitment to this career and the proficiency that I have to offerwill enable me to reach my aspiration to become an exceptional pharmacist.