I think the biggest aspect I love about the pharmacy profession is our versatility. Pharmacy has endless opportunities, from roles in industry and corporate to hospital and primary care, and seeing the difference each of these components play in shaping patient care is very exciting.
When I first entered the profession as a student, I had no idea where I would end up. Like many others, my knowledge on what pharmacists do was very limited. As I continued my journey into the profession, I was privileged to experience many different placements, such as community, corporate, industry, consulting, hospital, and primary care, all of which opened my eyes to the impact that pharmacists have on different facets of our healthcare system. Especially during the pandemic, pharmacists are integral in ensuring continuity of care for patients by bridging gaps in our already fragmented system.
The care we can provide to patients, no matter where we work, provides a truly rewarding feeling. I am honoured to be a pharmacist and I hope to continue to expand my experience as I venture further into the profession.