Qamar - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador
Qamar fun

Program: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Pronouns: She/Her

Career goal: Pharmacist!!

How I get involved: During my three years of undergrad before entering the Pharmacy program, I was fortunate to serve as a residence ambassador, O-week leader, Outreach Coordinator for Hemoglobal, VP of Operations for the Muslim Student Association (MSA), and Fundraising Executive for the Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP). Currently, as a pharmacy student, I remain an active member of the MSA on campus and have also taken on the role of Co-Competitions Coordinator for the Canadian Association of Pharmacist Students and Interns (CAPSI). In addition to being a Science Ambassador, I also got the privilege of being a Pharmacy Ambassador. In my free time, I enjoy playing volleyball intramurals with friends as a way to take a break from academics.

Why I love my program

Pharmacy at Waterloo offers a comprehensive curriculum, which aligns with the expanding role of pharmacists in Ontario, such as minor ailment prescribing. The hands-on experience in our professional practice labs enhances our clinical skills and reinforces our confidence in delivering exemplary pharmaceutical care to our patients. Additionally, the inclusion of co-op experiences further enriches our education, providing real-world exposure and increasing our readiness for the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. Lastly, all our professors and academic advisors continuously support us, providing invaluable guidance and ensuring we are well-prepared for success in the pharmacy field.

Why University of Waterloo?

During my very first visit to the University of Waterloo, I felt a sense of positivity and encouragement from both the students and faculty. Stepping into the lecture halls and labs, I could envision myself in those spaces and it sparked my excitement for the university experience. In addition, my passion for pharmacy led me to Waterloo as the only university in Canada offering a co-op pharmacy program and one of just two in all of North America. I feel immensely fortunate to have completed my three years of undergraduate studies at Waterloo and am proud to continue my journey as a Waterloo student pursuing my dream of becoming a pharmacist!

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