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My Family's Medical Issues And My Desire To Be A Pharmacist

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The experience I had during my senior year was inevitably the worse. My mother was in a critical condition when she was diagnosed with jaundice. Her liver had swelled up to 18 centimeters when her body rejected the sulfur drugs were used for her fungal infection treatment. My father was in and out of the hospital for the side effects of his medications. He suffered emotionally and physically for almost three months until he found the most compatible drugs to treat his illness. With both incidents occurred during my summer vacation, I was half-hearted to leave my family behind to continue my senior year. There was no doubt it affected my studies as it reflects on my undergraduate transcript. At that point, it has pulled my grades down and has affected me emotionally. Later on, I discovered that these events in my life should be used as a pivotal to be a pharmacist.

Niagara Falls Medical Center is situated approximately 5 minutes from Walgreens Pharmacy. Thus, most of our customers are patients from the hospital. We also received customers from Canada especially over the weekends. The atmosphere is always busy and intense, with distress patients from the hospital, imminent/ominous billing from insurance and highly diverse customers from many different cultural background. This overwhelming work environment gave me the opportunities to lead in multiple cross platforms with little supervision. In one situation, a newly diagnosed cancer patient was upset because she could not receive her medication after the insurance rejected her prescription of a brand name drug. I took the situation in control as I personally attended her by updating her on this issue until the problem is resolved. I have done this quite a number of times while working at Walgreens. Leadership in the pharmacy profession is about making the right decisions in a quick manner and at the same time, being...

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