Malick Alembert Mboumoh Submitted 2017-05-16

My name is Malick Mboumoh, I am a 28 years old student at going to Purdue University College of Pharmacy in West Lafayette, Indiana. I am the first child of two to attend upper education. My parents didn’t go to school much they knew education will matter in the future so they invested every dime they had towards it. When my mom passed away and my dad retired things became a bit more complicated for me. Also, by the way, I am US citizen originally from Cameroon (Central Africa).

It was on a fateful day in the Spring of 2011 that I found my calling in healthcare. I’ll never forget the fascinating conversation I had with a pharmacist at Walgreens that inspired me to pursue this line of work. The way pharmacists act as the ones administering the solutions to patient’s problems, rather than just finding out what they are, gives me an immense feeling of satisfaction. First as a patient and second as a future professional. Pharmacists play a key role in helping patients feel better and get well as quickly as possible. [PLAGIARIZED] Patients do best when pharmacists are part of their healthcare teams because pharmacists are the medication specialists. Pharmacists improve medication adherence. They are culturally competent healthcare providers who communicate effectively to evaluate many factors that affect a patient’s ability to take a medication. These include diet, lifestyle, transportation, language barriers and much more.

Beginning in 2012 I worked as a Pharmacy Technician at CVS, which has been an incredibly engaging and life changing experience. I also earned my registration and certification as Pharmacy Technician, and between my educational and professional experiences, I found myself developing into a skilled pharmacist.

Becoming a pharmacist will definitely be a huge achievement for me and my family. With my Pharmacist degree, I will be able to assist patient in my community, show them how to use their medications, develops hospital staff’s pharmacological knowledge by participating in clinical programs; training pharmacy staff, students, interns, externs, residents, and health care professionals, maintains pharmacological knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Complies with state and federal drug laws as regulated by the state board of pharmacy, the drug enforcement administration, and the food and drug administration by monitoring nursing unit inspections; maintaining records for controlled substances; removing outdated and damaged drugs from the pharmacy inventory; supervising the work results of support personnel; maintaining current registration; studying existing and new legislation. All these tasks related to my job will help to find a better job and I will be able to support my family financially.

Ultimately, winning this scholarship will help me achieve my dream by contributing toward my tuition at Purdue University. Pharmacy is something I enjoy personally to do. Perhaps one day I will work with my friends to come up with a medicine to better patient’s health. I like the science and business side to it. I’m not so much as interested in the mechanics of drug therapy as I am with conversing with people and applying what I know to help them. I knew that I wanted to go into some health-related science, but more into corporate position or entrepreneurship. Perhaps one day I will be lucky enough to operate a successful pharmacy. And the other reasons like great pay, opportunities, etc.