Love of Learning
I got into pharmacy school a few years ago and was set on becoming a community pharmacist. Throughout my rotations, I've become less focused on becoming a community pharmacist, mainly because I want a career path that would allow me to constantly learn. Don't get me wrong - community pharmacists are always learning. It's just that I've come to appreciate a more concentrated learning experience.
While at Sick Kids, I was constantly reading articles and updating myself on guidelines. I was learning something new everyday. I find that learning in hospital is very different because you are learning about one specific topic, as opposed to community pharmacy where you're learning about a huge spectrum of therapeutic topics. After experiencing both types of placements, I prefer the hospital setting more where you can become an expert in the field.
At mdBriefCase (non-direct patient care), I am working on an eNewsletter (cold sore management) and patient information sheets on various diseases. These two projects require a lot of research and I'm learning something new everyday.