Senator Vicki Schmidt
Before pursuing politics, Kansas State Senator Vicki Schmidt became a pharmacist because she admired how pharmacists can help cure patients and make a difference in their lives.
Michael Campbell’s Road to Pharmacy
Michael Campbell is a third year pharmacy student at the University of Arizona who is living proof of the power of positive influence. In his words, "If you like people, you'll love pharmacy."
Jennifer Poist’s Road to Pharmacy
Jennifer Poist is a second year pharmacy student from Pennsylvania. She's interested in geriatric pharmacy practice and was inspired toward pharmacy by her mother, who is a nurse. She will be joining the U.S. national team in the 2012 Paralympics in London, En
gland, in August 2012.
Georgina Ybarra’s Road to Pharmacy
Georgina Ybarra is a University of Arizona hometown pharmacy student from Tucson. Her favorite part of pharmacy school is the great feeling she gets when she counsels patients in her community about staying healthy through adherence to their medications.
Richard Garcia on Giving Back
Richard Garcia credits his interest in pharmacy to a family upbringing that instilled a "desire to help others, especially those less fortunate." As a second year student at WesternU, College of Pharmacy, he is excited about the opportunity to give back to his community.
Though their reasons for choosing science-related careers range from family experiences to popular TV medical dramas, many of the high school students in this video say that they hope their future in health care will allow them to give back to their communities.
Felicia Molina’s Road to Pharmacy
Felicia Molina worked in a pharmacy for 10 years before beginning her pharmaceutical studies at WesternU, College of Pharmacy. In this video, Felicia explains her interests and personal experiences that led her to pursue a pharmacy career.
Experiments in Action
Pharmaceutical research and development has produced some of our most important medical discoveries – as well as some everyday household and cosmetic products.
Prospective pharmacy students, Tevin and Toylisa, share their reasons for pursuing careers in pharmacy.
Q: What first sparked your interest in pharmacy?
Tevin: “I was inspired to pursue a career in pharmacy after seeing medical problems. Seeing people with diseases and sicknesses inspired me to get out there and help; that, and the fact that my mother went to school to be a nurse.”
Toylisa: “My parents actually told me about pharmacy, because medical health is a good professional field because it is going to be around for a long time. Plus, I want to help people, and in a way where I don’t have to be a doctor or a lawyer.”
Q: Why is pharmacy right for you?
Tevin: “Pharmacy is right for me because I want to cure diseases, and I think working in pharmacy would put me in the perfect position to do that. I think pharmacy is one of the most important professions because it helps make the world better, but I don’t think it is quite explored as much as it should be. We need more brilliant minds to try pharmacy and other medical fields so that they can help improve society.”