I graduated from Fordham University College of Pharmacy and practiced for about a decade. I particularly enjoyed counselling patients on prescription and over the counter medicines. Once pharmacy moved past the phase of actually making the compounds, educating the patient on the medicines became the most valuable aspect of this profession. Pharmacists need to talk with patients daily – anyone can count and pour.
What I really didn’t like was getting robbed multiple times in the drugstore. Such experiences influenced my transition to a business career as a healthcare executive.
I was the kid who loved reading the labels of products to try to determine what an ingredient was included to do. Today with so many more ingredients that would be near impossible, even if the fonts were easier to decipher the chemicals.