The Importance Of Education

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Despite being the youngest of fifteen siblings, I was the first to attend college. Unlike myself, my parents did not have the opportunity to attend primary school. In Syria my father had to start working at the age of nine, and my mother was prevented from learning because of gender discrimination in schools during that time. Seeing my parents’ education stripped away from them has taught me that receiving an education is a privilege, not a right. Once all of my siblings moved out, the responsibility of my elderly parents’ healthcare was left to me. From a young age I informed my parents how many pills they needed to take. When I became old enough I would drive them to their doctor appointments for examinations and to pharmacies to pick up …show more content…
I began to have aspirations to become a pharmacist after an incident that occurred five years ago. I remember I was waiting with my mother for hours at the doctor’s office, but when the doctor entered the exam room she was with us for no more then three to four minutes. When she finally looked away from the monitor screen, it was as though she had one eye on my mother and another on the clock. She told us that she would be changing one of my mother’s medications and left. It was not until I talked to the pharmacist that I understood why the pills were changed. He took the time to explain to me that Actos, a drug my mother was using for her diabetes had to be stopped. This particular medication could lead to heart failure and since my mother had two heart attacks in the past, she would be at risk. That was the moment I realized how actively involved pharmacists are with their patients and are the most accessible healthcare professionals we have in the …show more content…
I enjoy going camping, rafting, and hiking. I have always admired nature and all its beauty and mystery. It is fascinating to think that even though scientists have solved many mysteries in life, we have only scratched the surface, and there is much more left to learn. This is another reason why I am so captivated to study pharmacy. In this field there are always new and improved drugs being developed, and there will always be new discovers to make. Unlike my parents and many others in the Middle East I have been fortunate enough to have control over the path I want to take in my life, and I am choosing to pursue a career in pharmacy. Becoming a pharmacist will not only allow me to help others in the community, but it will also make my life both meaningful and

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