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PharmaMonth: Road to become a pharmacist

| Updated: March 09, 2021 18:15:19

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Suppose someone has a great urge to work for mankind. What profession would come to one's mind first? Out of many, the medical profession might pop up in the minds of the majority. However, if someone asks whether there is any other option that plays the similar role in a more implicit manner, the answer will be 'yes', and it is pharmaceuticals. Being a pharmacist gives one a similar scope to work for  society.

A pharmacist plays a vital role in the healthcare system from inventing new medicines, producing them to dispense medications to patients and ensuring they are used most safely and effectively. It is one of the fastest-growing sectors, which is second only to IT. Forbes, in one of its articles, states that the number of pharmacy jobs is expected to increase by 14 per cent by 2022. From research to clinical, retail or marketing, pharmacists have the flexibility to train for and pursue the career that matches their area of interest.

To help the aspirants regarding their career, Letter Grade-- a youth organisation, is going to arrange a month-long career counselling for pharmaceutical students named 'PharmaMonth.' Starting from March 05, Letter Grade will organise several webinars until March 27. Guests will be sharing their knowledge and experience in those sessions. The guest speakers of these webinars will include Dr Elias Al Mamun, chairman and professor of pharmaceutical technology at Dhaka University (DU), Dr Md Abdul Mazid, professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at DU, Dr Manik Chondro Shill, assistant professor of North South University (NSU) and other reputed professors and pharmacists.

Tazia Islam Nisha, founder of this youth platform believes "in pharmacy, nobody can be fastened in one box forever." So it is important to know all the essential information and the tips and tricks about pharmaceuticals before entering the career. Co-founder of Letter Grade Md Faisal Bin Jalal said, "PharmaMonth is going to be one of the most prominent career counselling events of pharmaceutical sciences ever in the country."

Pathshala, Career Development Foundation of Bangladesh, and Dhaka University Pharmacy Club are the youth engagement partners of the event.

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