Featured Stories tagged with "new students"

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Irfan Khan’s first introduction to the power of medication came when someone close to him was diagnosed with cancer. “The medication is keeping him alive,” said Khan. “I suddenly saw the pharmacy field as a way I could make a difference.”
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Why pharmacy? "I loved learning the natural sciences in high school. But it wasn\'t until I started working for my uncle, a respected pharmacist in Ghana, that I realized I wanted to study pharmacy. My uncle was a successful man who built the infrastructure for the industry, and I aspire to be a pharmacist like him."
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Last week Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) welcomed 84 students to the school, from as near as Queens, NY and as far as Victoria, Texas and Kumasi, Ghana. Over the course of a jam packed orientation - including a bus tour of Harlem, an introduction to all things academic, a water fight, block party where they were introduced to various campus organizations, and more – we caught up with some of the newly minted P1s to start getting to know the TCOP class of 2020.
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Interesting past work Junyi worked as a laboratory technologist in a biochemistry lab at Mount Sinai Hospital for 2 years. His primary role was to process patient specimen and detect disease markers in inborn errors of metabolism (rare genetic disorders where the body cannot properly turn food into energy).
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Why pharmacy? “I like healthcare and science. Pharmacy seemed the right combination of both.”
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Interesting past work Kamal worked as a pharmacy technician at Walgreens for almost 4 years. Why? “I knew I wanted to be on the science path and also keep my options open. So I thought ‘let’s see where this takes me.’ It was a great learning opportunity. Flu season was crazy!”
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As someone who suffers from chronic migraines, TCOP P1 Samantha Ozeran was naturally curious about medication. “I looked at the medications I took and realized that some of them were anti-seizure medications whose side-effects stopped migraines,” she said. “It amazed me that I was taking a medication for its side effect.”
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Why pharmacy? "You know how parents always want their children to do better than they did…and then they end up following in their parents\' footsteps? I took that phrase literally. My mother is a pharmacy technician (and many of my relatives are nurses). I was originally an architecture major, but changed my mind halfway through college – I realized I wanted a more science based career."
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Why pharmacy? "I decided that I wanted to be a pharmacy technician in high school, and worked at Mennonite General Hospital in Puerto Rico for 8 years. Now, I want to learn more about medication and help more patients."
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Ashely Calvin grew up in a small town in Michigan. “Either you’re related to everyone or you know everyone,” she laughed. Afterwards she moved to North Carolina and attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “I thought pharmacists just count pills but once I learned about what the profession does I got really excited about it. I made sure I took the right classes and worked as a pharmacy tech.”