If you haven’t read any of my blog posts before this, I’m a pharmacy student, working on my Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD)…going to school to study anything else does not make you a pharmacy student (kind of like people I know who are going to be assistants and say they go to Dental/Medical/Pharmacy school etc. Sorry for that rant…)
But anyway, I’m working my way through Infectious Diseases 2 and I just can’t stand it anymore. Learning all these HIV drugs will cause my head to explode. I was joking with someone about how frustrating this material was and she responded “Just don’t get it (HIV) then.” Oh if only…
I know a lot of people think it may be easy to study pharmacy, but I don’t think they realize how much it really entails. There is so much more to just learning how to count by 5 and putting pills in a bottle. And if they only knew how many drugs are actually out there that have to be studied before you buy them at the pharmacy. It would blow your mind, too.
But then again, maybe if people knew how bad some of their diseases were they’d take better care of themselves rather than progressing to the point where they can’t live without pharmacological interventions and then complaining about those unwanted side effects.
It’s all a big game of risks versus benefits. Which one will you choose?