Pharmacy Postgraduate Personal Statement

Example Pharmacy Postgraduate Personal Statement

Strong academic background, work experience, ambition, passion for medicine and health care, I believe I am a strong candidate for this course. My goal is to attain a higher level of knowledge of theoretical and practical applications associated with drug processes and analyses, to become a successful and active participant in the future of pharmaceuticals.

From a young age I have been incredibly interested in biology and chemistry, inspiring me to become a part of the pharmaceutical world. Clinical pharmacy plays an important role in contemporary society and our future, where the research and discovery of new vaccines and drugs can prevent and cure evolving diseases.

BSc Pharmacy has given me a firm grounding of pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics and pharmacy practice. Key topics in which have studied I include toxicology, pharmacodynamics and therapeutics. Formulation of medicines design, dispensing medicines, cell and molecular biology, systemic physiology, disease pathology and pharmacology are areas of interest. Studying pharmacy, I have learned that my strength lies in clinical and analytical pharmacy.

I understand that this course will provide me the opportunity to undertake research in a specified field and enhance my knowledge and skills in modern and traditional medicinal analysis. I look forward to working with likeminded peers to discover, develop and challenge the boundaries of medicine and drugs for our future.

I have carried out independent research to ensure my knowledge and understanding of therapeutic techniques and medical technology is up-to-date. The British National Formulary gives me an idea about the new therapeutic drugs and formulary changes. Reading clinical and analytical pharmacy journals and magazines allows me to review current practices and methods.

Diligent, responsible, high attention to detail and extremely motivated to succeed, are qualities which I believe make me an ideal candidate for this course. Carrying out research projectsrequire close analysis, thoroughness and organisation to ensure medicines and drugs are analysed and evaluated with due care. I enjoy meeting new people, allowing me to gain a greater understanding their ideas, theories and perceptions.

Applying my knowledge and skills from my Pharmacy degree, I undertook a work placement in a pharmacy as part of my course. Here I dealt with different drugs, trade and scientific names, doses, instructions, side effects and contraindications. This gave me practical experience within a pharmacy, learning from experienced pharmacists. Working within a close environment, I developed team skills and was given various responsibilities during my placement. I also developed excellent communication skills for dealing with a variety of patients.

I am currently a dispenser in Boots Pharmacy, where I am able to apply and develop my knowledge, skills and experience within a pharmacy team. To become familiar with Over the Counter Drugs, I passed the Sale of Medicine exam, which covers the basics in pharmacy. I have also completed a NVQ2 Dispensing Assistant Course, which enables me to work proficiently in the dispensary. My responsibilities in Boots include giving advice to customers, preparing, labelling and checking drugs and prescriptions.

This role has greatly increased my confidence, respect, discipline and confidentiality with patients and colleagues. My experience within the pharmacy has propelled my desire to discover and learn more in this field.

Along with my current knowledge, skills and experience which I can bring to your School of Pharmacy, I believe this course provide the relevant principles and practical applications associated with drug, medicine and pharmaceutical sciences. Undertaking work-based self-development and research assignments, I will be able to manage my own projects, which can contribute to the field of pharmacy, working in a laboratory, clinic or hospital environment.

This example Pharmacy Postgraduate Personal Statement is intended to provide a good point of reference when you are writing your own personal statement.