A new integrated curriculum, new faculty, and new experiences. This is what I walked into pharmacy school ready to handle and experience. With everyone focusing on what you are going to expect in class, here is one thing that pharmacy school teaches you that you can’t learn in the classroom, not matter what else changes, family means something just a little different here at CU.
When I came to Campbell I knew plenty of people. I have never been afraid to meet new people and was excited to make new acquaintances. I met some new faces and got to learn about their lives, their families back home, and what they enjoyed doing most. And night after night of studying with these people you begin to go through life together. You begin to bear each other’s burdens, during the most stressful times in your life those people see you at your worst and help you to bounce back to your best. Those people send you study guides when you are lost, call you when they know you need someone to talk to, and bring you food when you are studying all night for the next block exam. They are the ones that you spent hours with in and outside of class and go out with on Friday nights. The ones you pray with, and laugh with, and the ones you text that you made it home, so they know you are safe.
You spend all this time with those people and one day you look up and realize that these random people you met on day one of pharmacy school know the deepest secrets and ambitions you have in life. You all have inside jokes that stem from experiences that only the people there can appreciate. You support each other and learn together. One day you look up and you realize you’ve found the people that you can only describe with one word: family. Here at Campbell, I know that walking into the classroom for the first time and being expected to learn so much so quickly is scary, but I promise you will not do it alone. I firmly believe that God prepares people for your life, and in pharmacy school you will learn to rely on each other and grow as individuals and as student pharmacists. I know I could never do it without my family. And that is the one thing that the classroom can’t teach you, you get to experience that at Campbell, regardless of what curriculum you are in.
From a current P1 (almost P2), – Justin McCurry