The College Of Pharmacy At Purdue University Essay

1646 Words Nov 16th, 2016 7 Pages
At 9:30 AM on Tuesday, November 8th, I found myself out in my mother’s wool coat on a rainy election day morning, feet sliding in my boots as I counted the street names up to the Purdue University Student Health Center. In Room 337, among booklets, papers, and a statuette of an apothecary, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Cynthia P. Koh-Knox, Pharm.D., R.Ph. Dr. Koh-Knox is a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice within the College of Pharmacy here at Purdue University. On September 26th, 2016, she spoke at my Introduction to Health Science Professions lecture, and I was taken with her bold and unapologetic passion for issues she cares about, and the way she is able to stay true to those initiatives through her professional and volunteer work. One of the biggest goals I have for my own professional life is to be able to do something I’m passionate about while advancing the causes of the issues I care about; in short, to be able to “live my truth”. I believe that Dr. Koh-Knox, in her career, has embodied this principle, and thus I resolved to interview her and learn as much as I could.
To begin the interview, I asked Dr. Koh-Knox about her role in promoting health, and her answer to this question, as well as to the rest of the questions in the interview, challenged my perceptions of what health professionals think of themselves and their profession, and excited me with its size; its power as an idea. Dr. Koh-Knox’s ideas and perspective really resonated with…

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