Student Spotlight – Noreen Ohye
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Noreen has a drive for helping animals in need and has her eye on a career as a veterinary compounding pharmacist. Working for the Safeway system since 2014, she was promoted to an intern after her first year of pharmacy school.
How has COVID-19 affected your position in the pharmacy?
Due to COVID-19, my patients are asking more questions about the virus and the vaccination. I feel like because of this, I can educate my patients on their medications and current events.
What is the most rewarding part of your position?
Building a relationship with my patients is the most rewarding part of working at my pharmacy. I have been there for over two years and some patients I have not seen in half a year due to school, but they will see me and ask if I have gotten a haircut (which I did!) or how school is going. I love my patients and I am glad to be a part of their lives.
What has this experience taught you about being a pharmacist?
I have learned that education does not stop at the end of pharmacy school. Learning is an ongoing process especially in the world of pharmacy due to new research or the release of new drugs. There is always something new that we can learn about.
What drew you to pharmacy school in Fort Worth?
I grew up in Fort Worth and I chose HSC because of the volunteer work that happens within the community. From Mercy Clinic to Colorful World Foundation, HSC always gives back to the community, and I am proud to be part of the HSC pharmacy program.