According to sociologists, there is a positive connection between extracurricular activities and academic achievement, social success and self-esteem. Extracurricular activities have many positive impacts; they provide an ample opportunity through which students develop new skills and explore new areas of interest. In addition, extracurricular activities enable students to develop new friendships that play a key role in promoting interactions among students, which is vital in academic achievements.
As a result of the vital role played by extracurricular activities, I take active part in various extracurricular activities such as playing piano, playing tennis as well as participating in health and pharmacy club at school. This has served as an avenue through which I have managed to develop social skills that help me in interaction with other students. This has enabled me to play an active role in academic groups since I can freely interact and share ideas with friends. In addition, extracurricular activities help me to learn a lot from other areas of interests and develop talents other than class work.
Throughout my academic life, my strength has always been my ability to interact with other people, for instance, students and teachers. This has significantly contributed to my academic success. Another strength is being able to work under pressure and with minimum supervision in accomplishing tasks with strict deadlines. This has enabled me to complete my assignments and projects on time, thus enhancing my relationship with teachers.
Conversely, my weakness is that I dedicate most of my time to the assigned tasks to a point of forgetting about my personal life, for instance, I am always eager to undertake many projects concurrently and I cannot rest until I achieve my goal. However, I try to manage my time appropriately and prioritize my tasks by starting with the most urgent ones. Although this is a personal weakness, it has majorly contributed to my overall academic success.
In the field of Pharmacy, the person whom I admire most is Melvin Baron PharmD, MPA. Melvin Baron is my role model because he is a leader, visionary, and motivator who is dedicated to his work. He has a successful 50-year career in the pharmacy field and has proved to be an exceptional leader. In 2008, he was nominated as a pharmacist of the year due to his contribution to expanding his pharmacist expertise to healthcare centers that serve patients with limited resources. Also, he extends his expertise in home care in order to meet diverse needs of his patients. In addition, Melvin Baron recognized the need of introducing pharmacy students to clinical settings in the course of their education. He introduced the first externship program in 1981at the “University Of Southern California School Of Pharmacy”. This provided students with an ample opportunity to gain abundant skills, thus making them competitive in the global labor market. In addition, Melvin Baron has presented a vital leadership in promoting dedication to the pharmacy profession through involvement in various professional associations.
Currently, obesity has become one of the most common social problems facing American society. Despite the implementation of effective mechanisms to curb this problem, cases of Americans suffering from obesity are still rampant with the rich people being the main victims of obesity. In order to address this health issue, there is a need for the American health systems to introduce diet awareness programs. This is necessary because obesity is mainly caused by practicing inefficient diets. Moreover, comprehensive research should be conducted so as to identify the most effective approaches of preventing obesity, such as research on nutrition, as well as conducting research on the most appropriate medication to treat obesity faster and with fewer implications. As a pharmacy student, this is one of the areas I am willing to research after completing my studies since it has turned to be a serious health concern to many Americans.
Besides becoming a pharmacist, it has always been my dream to be a researcher as I realize the necessity for being able to conduct many researches once a person aims to be a competent pharmacist. In addition, being a proficient pharmacist and researcher will substantially help me in searching for the most effective and efficient ways of treating complex diseases like cancer. In order to attain this task, I will work hard in mastering pharmacy concepts; I will achieve this by attaining a Doctorate degree in pharmacy. Also, I will join reputable pharmacy research organizations so as to enhance my knowledge on new pharmaceutical approaches to new medical challenges.