PharmD Pharmacy, Indian Applicant

November 5, 2015

I thrived in the demanding atmosphere of military school which I attended from the age of 11. The school instilled an uncompromising work ethic in me that has served me well and continues to do so. I excelled in all subjects but I particularly loved Chemistry and I wanted to combine this with a way to help people. Pharmacy seemed to me the obvious way to do so.

I achieved a GPA of 3.55 in my bachelor studies while also taking a very active part in cultural and volunteer activities and also assisting professors in preparing articles about their research. During this time, I first became aware of stem cell research and the important role of pharmacists in this work which seems likely to yield enormous benefits to mankind. I was intrigued and started to read every article and books on the subject that I could find.

Having gained my degree, I worked in retail pharmacy in India. Apart from routine duties, I loved helping patients to identify remedies that were both effective and reasonably priced, especially the elderly. I come from a culture in which the elderly are treated with respect and kindness and I realize that Pharmacists will need to give much more thought to the needs of the elderly as they increase in the proportion of populations worldwide. I hope to be part of the solution to this problem.

Although I enjoyed my retail experience, I was also considering a future in research and decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Biotechnology and I came to the US to do so. I attended New York University and made significant contributions to several interesting research projects. My GPA was a bit disappointing, however my scores in required subjects were good and I would ask you to take this fact into account.

I look forward to joining a challenging program in which I can apply my substantial research experience, hopefully in the area of cardiovascular disease. It is my hope to acquire the skills and knowledge to enable me to become an excellent clinical pharmacist who is fully prepared for the coming changes in the medical environment.

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