Asked by Ayesha
Hello there Charlie. :)
My name is Ayesha.
I attended the Kingston open day today and I must say that i was very pleased with the atmosphere and the entire university as a whole, everyone was absolutely lovely.
I am very much interested in Pharmacy and was just wondering whether you could straightaway do an MPharm and go into industrial pharmacy?
It's just that for many prospectuses they mostly talk about a 'community' or 'hospital' pharmacy. But not usually the industrial pharmacy. I am very much interested in the development of drugs however a life long dream of mine would be to find a cure for cancer.
Would MPharm be suitable for me? Or should I consider MPhramSci (Pharmaceutical Science)? I am interested in the whole idea of drugs, in fact, I almost get goosebumps just when I hear the word 'Pharmacy' (seriously lol) but as well as drugs, I'd really really like to find a way to eradicate all these illnesses, diseases and cancers.
Would it be possible for you to advise me as to which would be suitable for me, please?
I'm in the middle of writing my personal statement and I really want to make the right choices. I really want to be sure that this is for me...
Even if I do MPharmSci , would I still be a qualified Pharmacist? (I'm so sorry, I'm just sooo obsessed with pharmacy.
I'm also doing an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) on: 'To what extent has the role of pharmacists changed over the past decade?' Does this sound good? Would this 'Wow' the panel of interviewers for Pharmacy?
I'm really sorry for the trouble, I just don't want any regrets, I have to get this right the first time, I also have to submit my first Personal Statement draft on 25th June and I have a DofE expedition from Mon-Thurs next week, so I have a tight schedule, not to mention a Maths Coursework deadline...
I'm really sorry for this extremely lonng email. I really appreciate your time taken to read this email.
Thank you ever so much.
And I hope to hear from you very soon.
P.S. Would it also be possible to receive any tips for my personal statement, please? Anything that would intrigue the readers, please?
P.S.#2 : Thank you, thank you, thank you soooooooo muuuucchhh!
A: Answer from Student Ambassador Charlie
Answered on 21 Jun 2012 by Charlie
My! What an enthusiastic person you are :) It was my pleasure to read your message, I am sorry about the delay getting back to you. That's so brilliant to hear! And I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to campus.
MPharm is aimed at you completing your registration training and becoming a registered pharmacist. After that it's up to you which area you choose to look for work in. It's true some areas talk more in relation to community or hospital, but that's because that's where that specific topic is most applicable.
I am glad you have a goal to work towards, and Pharmacy is a very interesting subject but unfortunatly I cannot tell you whether it will suit you or which of the two you should choose. I think they are both great options, leading you into an awesome future, but only you can make this choice.
I advise you to go back to the web pages and prospectuses and really scrutinise the differences between the two courses and what you'll get out of them. If you feel you need a bit more information then I suggest you contact the faculty admission tutors, perhaps they can give you an idea of the career choices in both courses: they are there to help you make the right choice!
Your title for your EPQ sounds good, make sure you have backed up any quotes and/or statistics and have a strong conclusion. But it sounds like you're really on the ball and I am sure you'll do great!
Personal statements are by nature very personal. For this reason I find it difficult to give advice, other than be honest and positive and demonstrate your interest and experiences. Here are some links by people that are more knowledgeable then me and I hope it helps:
Best of luck at this busy time.
Course: Pharmacy MPharm
Level: Third year
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