Student Enjoys Hands-On Learning During Externship
Sep 11, 2012
Charles Beam, a pharmacy technician student from the Danville, Kentucky Campus, got hands-on experience in his field while working as an extern at South Hall Pharmacy in Lebanon, Kentucky.
During the externship, he worked closely with the pharmacist to fill customers’ prescriptions. “There is more involvement as a pharmacy tech than I thought, which I am glad about because I enjoyed being kept busy,” said Charles who assisted with everything from mixing compounds to computer work. “Also, there is more one-on-one involvement helping the pharmacist than I expected.”
He was working in a factory when his girlfriend, a National College graduate, encouraged him to better himself and come to National. “I wanted more than a job; I wanted a career. The factory was just breaking my body down,” he recalled. He hopes to work as a pharmacy technician until he is ready to return to school to become a pharmacist. “Anyone can go back to school and do whatever they want as long as they put their mind to it,” he said.
Charles Beam is pictured with his instructor, Dora Patrick.
Medical: Pharmacy Technician - Diploma (PTH)