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PharmD Degree Personal Purpose Statement Ethiopian

Updated: Jan 14

I first became a pharmacist in my native Ethiopia where I would have remained until this day if I had not won the diversity lottery and been given the opportunity to move to America, where I am making solid and constant progress at the advancement of my career in pharmacy. I feel fortunate to have gotten to the point where my application to your program is competitive, as the result of a lot of arduous work, especially because for every African pharmacist in America, there are several dozen cab drivers. Thus, in addition to providing the absolute best service and care to which I am capable, I take pride in the fact that in some sense I represent Africa in the mind’s eye of those who I serve. And I hope to be an excellent role model for new generations of young people emigrating from Africa to America.


PharmD Degree Personal  Statement Ethiopian
PharmD Degree Personal Purpose Statement Ethiopian

Now thirty-four and someone who finds his greatest joy in his work, I fully intend to give my all to pharmacy for the next 4 decades. I deeply love my new adopted land, America, and I keenly look forward to practicing pharmacy here for a long time to come. I imagine, however, with each passing year, my heart will begin to yearn increasingly for my native land, Africa. It is for this reason that I fully imagine spending my last productive years giving something back to Ethiopia. I intend to stay up on developments in Ethiopia in coming years with respect to all issues in Pharmacy and especially availability (or lack thereof) of life-saving medications.


In the intervening years or decades from the time that I complete your distinguished program to the time that I return to Ethiopia at some point in my later years, primarily I want to give my all to pharmacy in America with a special focus on my community and health-related community activities and campaigns. In this way I will be able to help make Africa represented in our community as well. In my free time, however, I will stay informed about all developments in Ethiopia’s dismal situation with respect to its inability to provide the most basic of health services and medications to most of its people.


I thank you for consideration of my application to your program.


PharmD Degree Personal Purpose Statement Ethiopian



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