Amber Kuehl graduated from the Pharmacy Technician program this June, and recently completed her program placement at Pembroke Regional Hospital. Below is her Fleming College journey:
â€śI want to become a Pharmacy Technician because I am a very social person and love helping others– knowing that I am helping others puts a smile on my face. I also like educating patients so they can help themselves.
I chose Fleming College because I heard good things about the Pharmacy Technician program from previous students, and participating in Orientation Day the teachers and staff made me feel very welcome and I thought it would be a good experience. The teachers and staff in all departments were very helpful, and would give you the support you were in need of.
I believe field placement was very helpful towards my education. I know for myself, I am a hands-on, visual learner, and once I physically do something I understand the concepts much better.
My experience at Pembroke Regional Hospital was incredible. The pharmacy and hospital staff were very welcoming, and were all very good teachers that I have learned a lot from. Being able to gain experience at Pembroke Regional Hospital is a dream come true. Iâ€™d say my most memorable experience at my field placement is knowing I am helping make a difference in patientsâ€™ lives.
My career goals for the future are to complete my SPT, Jurisprudence, and PEBC exams to obtain a Registered Pharmacy Technician position in a hospital setting, and to work with little or no supervision in a fast paced environment with strong knowledge of pharmacy technology practice. I will pursue being an IV pharmacy technician with strong knowledge and experience of aseptic technique, IV infusion admixture, and chemotherapy to the hospital or retail setting.â€ť