Pharmacy Essays

We hope our collection of UCAS Pharmacy personal statements provides inspiration for writing your own. Please do not plagiarise them in any way, or UCAS will penalise your application. Our Personal Statement Editing & Review Services are available if you feel you need a little extra help.

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I have always had a great interest in Science and Mathematics because of the impacts that both of these have on our daily lives. I have become fascinated by Pharmacy as a career because it brings together Chemistry and Maths and directly effects on the lives of people in the community...

Pharmacy Personal Statement

" Who so ever kills a human being it shall be as if he has killed all mankind, and who so ever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved all mankind"(Qu'ran;Al Ma'dah:32). I believe Pharmacy relates to this quote from the Qu'ran as it is an area of science which uses the scientific knowledge of how a variety of chemicals work together to manipulate the bodies components while simultaneously contributing to an individuals well being...

I enjoy studying science because it is a subject that encompasses so much of life's issues and practicalities, and a subject that can be applied and made useful to everyday life. Biological science is fascinating but it is even more exciting when studying abnormal function in medical science, from the facts in pathology to the application in pharmacology...

Biochemistry and Pharmacy Personal Statement

I have chosen to study biochemistry or pharmacy at university because I have enjoyed studying biology and chemistry at college at A-level, and I am keen to proceed with them to a more advanced level. I think doing either of these is the most suitable option...

Pharmacy Personal Statement

The enthusiasm I have for the sciences - specifically Chemistry - encouraged me to think about my future career and how a chemistry-related degree could be a possibility for me. I have always enjoyed maths and science throughout my education and I have recognised that I can combine both in a career in pharmacy...

Accounting & Pharmacy Personal Statement

From an early age I developed an strong interest in to the world of business and finance. My dad ran several family businesses and I spent most of my time around him in this business environment. One thing that attracted me to business related courses is that accounting and finance is the backbone to every successful business, without proper account keeping and finance it is almost impossible for any type of business to survive especially in the economic crisis that surrounds us today...

Pharmacology Personal Statement

I am of Haitian descent and my country is one known for its harsh living conditions. There is a constant struggle for survival and poverty is an endemic burden. Despite numerous advances in technology, Haiti has remained the least-developed country in the Western Hemisphere...

Pharmacy Personal Statement

My decision to pursue pharmacy as a career started with my first job. I got hired at a retail store shortly after my 18th birthday, and one month later was hired as a cashier in the pharmacy. This start in pharmacy was completely unplanned, but overly welcome to me at 18 with no plans for the future...

Pharmacology and Human Sciences Personal Statement

From the race to find a vaccine for the H1N1 virus to the almost daily reports of breakthroughs in the field of cancer research, science has always fascinated me.On a more personal note, my interest has largely stemmed from school, work experiences, and science in the news...

Postgraduate Pharmacy Personal Statement

I am interested in the Masters of Pharmacy (MPharm) Programme because I am interested in the modules on which it is based. I want to do the MPharm programme so as to extend my knowledge in Medicines. I would like to get a deeper understanding of how to formulate and administer drugs safely...

Pharmacy Personal Statement

My true passion lies in helping others in a safe and effective way with the use of innovative pharmaceutical medicines. I have become inspired by my personal ambition of becoming a Pharmacist as I aspire to improve people’s daily lives...

Pharmacy Personal Statement

Having grown up with parents that were both involved in medicine and pharmaceuticals, I developed a deep interest in their work and the effects it had on their patients and customers respectively. Seeing them at work, and witnessing the help they gave to sick people to regain their health or cope with pain, made me decide that I wanted to be part of this fascinating profession...

Pharmacy Personal Statement

The course of the medical world has been phenomenally changed by the discovery of Penicillin, one of the most effective life-saving drugs. Such advances intrigue me to learn about the formation of drugs, how they produce an effect in the body and their correct usage on people...

Pharmacy Personal Statement

I would like to study pharmacy as I wish to play a part in providing medical assistance to the general public, but in also understanding how this process occurs. My enthusiasm in science highly interests me into learning about the production of drugs and their functions on the body...

Pharmacy Personal Statement

Invariably, the hardest lessons we learn are the most valuable lessons we learn. Over the past 5 years – as I’ve stood by my mother’s side during her battle with cervical cancer – I’ve learned there’s nothing more important than family...

Pharmacy Personal Statement

Pharmacy might just seem like "counting pills" but, when you look deeper into the field, it is inevitable that this is a career devoted to the service of others. A pharmacist holds a pivotal role in the healthcare team; using expert knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to advise patients and other healthcare professionals on drugs and interactions...

Pharmacy Personal Statement

I am interested in studying chemistry and biology because I would like a career that plays crucial role in public’s health. Pharmacy degree will provide me the opportunity to work with patients and help them with their illnesses and queries...

Pharmacy Personal Statement

Pharmacy has the ability to change people’s lives. Whether it is at the level of the community pharmacist offering the best advice possible to common illnesses, to high-level research into drugs that could cure a range of chronic or life-threatening diseases, the role of the pharmacist cannot be overestimated...

Helpful Hints:
  • Do NOT personalize your essay for a particular pharmacy degree program. You CANNOT make any edits to your personal statement after you have e-submitted your completed application to PharmCAS.
  • Your personal statement should be no more than 4500 characters including spaces. If your statement is longer than that, you will not be able to save this section.
  • Prompt For Personal Essay: Your Personal Essay should address why you selected pharmacy as a career and how the Doctor of Pharmacy degree relates to your immediate and long-term professional goals. Describe how your personal, educational, and professional background will help you achieve your goals.

The personal essay is an important part of your application for admission and provides you with an opportunity for you to clearly and effectively express your ideas.

Enter a personal essay for each type of program you are applying to. Complete only the Pharm.D. essay if you are only applying to Pharm.D. programs, complete only the Graduate Program essay if you are only applying to graduate programs, and complete both if you are applying to both types of programs. (Please note that the personal essay section of the application will be checked as complete once you enter any one essay.)

You are encouraged to compose your essay in a text-only word processor (e.g., Notepad), review your essay for errors, then cut and paste the final version into the text box above. Click the Save button and then return to the Personal Essay to review the formatting of your text. You are limited to approximately 1 page (4500 characters, including spaces). Some formatting characters used in programs like Word (angled quotes, accents, special characters) will not display properly. Take care to review your final text and to make the necessary corrections to the format.

Each pharmacy degree program reserves the right to require additional essay responses as part of the supplemental application process.

You CANNOT make any edits to your Personal Essay after you have e-submitted your completed application to PharmCAS.

Please be aware that your admission essay may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin for Admissions for the detection of plagiarism duplication and other potential violations of the applicant code of conduct. All submitted essays and other materials will be included as source documents in the Turnitin for Admissions reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such documents.

Expand All FAQ Questions

Q: What is plagiarism?

A: The Merriam-Webster online dictionary and plagiarism.org define plagiarism as:

  • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’ s own
  • to use (another’s productions) without crediting the source
  • to commit literary theft
  • to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

Plagiarism.org is a great source to learn about what plagiarism is and how to prevent it.

Q: What is Turnitin?

A: Turnitin is the online plagiarism checker used by PharmCAS to detect plagiarism in PharmCAS applicants’ personal statements. Turnitin scours the web to match content submitted by applicants to that found on web pages, archived student papers, and published articles. Matches are then documented into a Similarity Report. The Similarity Report shows what percentage of your personal statement matches content found on the web. When you apply through PharmCAS, your Similarity Report is provided to every degree program you apply to.

Turnitin.com will provide more information on how the service works and what you can expect.

Q: I applied through PharmCAS last application cycle. Can I use the same Personal Essay?

A: PharmCAS does NOT suggest using the same personal essay that you submitted to PharmCAS previously. Please create a new Personal Essay each time you apply through PharmCAS.

 



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