My Journey To Becoming a Pharmacy Technician (Melissa Kellar)

Hello, and welcome to my blog. Let me introduce myself. I’m Melissa, a single mother of three school aged children, living in the small town of Lindsay Ontario. For the past 12 years, I have followed my first passion, which was to stay at home and raise my children. However, now it is the time in my life to start a career and find my next passion, while still being a mother to my amazing kids, of course!

I have always had an interest in the world of pharmacy, and have desired to learn more about this field. I tried to apply for numerous positions as a Pharmacy Assistant, and I even sought out volunteering in a local pharmacy, but all to no avail. I knew that after years of being a stay-at-home mom, I needed to attain new skills to start a career, especially skills pertaining to my interest in a career in pharmacy. As a result, I took the plunge to go back to school and enrol in Fleming College’s Pharmacy Technician program.

I am starting this blog for one of my courses, Professionalism in Pharmacy, to log my academic journey over the next two years as a student in Fleming College’s Pharmacy Technician program. I also hope to track my progress on my path to becoming a Registered Pharmacy Technician, and starting a fulfilling career.

The Pharmacy Technician (PHM) program at Fleming College offers the chance for students to have hands on learning, as well as participate in classes which teach the necessary skills for a career as a Pharmacy Technician. This includes a lab which is a replica of a pharmacy, where students will simulate the duties that they will carry out in a real pharmacy. The PHM program is taught by friendly faculty with personal experience as Pharmacy Technicians, and they are there to help students excel.

I am excited to embark on both my academic, and professional pathway towards becoming a Registered Pharmacy Technician. I look forward to putting in the hard work to have an interesting career that continually challenges me to learn, that helps others through providing healthcare, and that will also provide for my family and give me a sense of accomplishment.