The program that I found was suggested to me by a researcher at Ochsner. The program was a Master's degree in Pharmacology. In my undergraduate studies, I had study biochemistry but focused my classes on plants, so I had a lot of catching up to shift to human pharmacology. Even though I had a lot to learn, the lectures I had made it easier since they were interesting and provided me with the information I needed. Some of the human physiology still eluded my knowledge, but I was relieved to be learning it. The first block we had was basic principles and inflammation. We were taught the basic physiology needed to do well in the course.
To this date, we already taken eight weeks of classes and two block exams. The lectures were interesting since we never have the same professor teaching day by day. The topics of the lectures tend to cover an interest of the lecturer, so each lecture would be more enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Also, many of the lectures contain real life experiences and practical uses pertaining to the topic. A fun and great part of being part of this program is recognizing pharmaceuticals and drug names and actions in our everyday lives. For instance, my dad suffers from chronic gout and the lectures allowed me to understand what the drugs he was taking does for gout.
This new chapter of my story has been a great experience so far. I was able to learn more about my city, myself, and pharmacology. A big contrast to my undergraduate experience is that everybody in the class were nice and friendly. I did not experience much solidarity and willingness to help each other during undergraduate, so this experience was refreshing. I am glad to meet all the new friends and great professors in this program. It is my hope to complete this year with all new happy memories and new knowledge that push us to a shining future.