As my first semester in the Pharmacy Technician (PHM) program at Fleming College comes to a close, I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have always enjoyed learning, and to learn about something that I will actually have a career in is rewarding. I found it interesting to learn about where my diploma in Pharmacy Technician will take me after graduation, and about all of the possibilities that being a Registered Pharmacy Technician can offer. I am excited to start thinking of where I will do my field placements later in the program, and to hear about the upcoming courses where I will begin to apply my knowledge from first semester.
I have no regrets from my first semester, but I did have some challenges that I will work on for next semester. I am a quiet person who likes to keep to myself. I don’t mind spending my breaks alone, as I utilized them to get work done and study. However, I do take awhile to get to know new people. This presented as a negative thing when there were group projects. I did find it challenging to speak up and find a group, and I did have to end up doing one group project alone which meant extra work for myself. I definitely will self advocate a lot more next semester, and not be afraid to put myself out there more so I can get to know my peers better, and they can get to know me. I believe this program will be a great stepping stone for me to prepare for the workforce, after spending many years in the home raising kids. This semester and future semesters will not only teach me the knowledge I need to become a Registered Pharmacy Technician, but it will give me the skills to be more assertive and interact with people so I can do well with people in the workplace.
I am looking forward to semester two, and all that is to come after!