April 30, 2013

Student Profiles – Ammon Martin ’16

Ammon Martin
Hometown: Conway, Ark.

Undergraduate major/university: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/Hendrix College

Background & Reason for Choosing Pharmacy
I was born and raised in Conway, Ark.  After graduating high school from there, I decided to attend Hendrix College and was a member of their basketball team.  I chose pharmacy as my career path because I love to interact with people and I also love chemistry. Pharmacy intertwines these two items together resulting in the perfect career path for me.

Choosing UAMS & Opportunities It Provides
I wanted to stay close to my family and I heard nothing but good things about UAMS and the College of Pharmacy. I love how the professors are so approachable and willing to help anyway that they can. The professors encourage students to stop by their office if they do not understand something.

Plans after Graduation
My plan is to gain retail pharmacy experience after I graduate.  My long-term goal is to own my own pharmacy one day.

Advice for Prospective Students
I suggest you try to understand organic chemistry while taking it as an undergraduate student because it will show up again. Another tip would be to study a little each day because it’s easier to prepare for the test. The information will also be retained longer.

Something That Surprised You About Pharmacy School
One thing that has surprised me about pharmacy school is how willing faculty members, pharmacy students in my class, and upper class pharmacy students are to help me.

Favorite Course
Drug information is my favorite class so far because it’s fun and very challenging to learn a large volume of drugs. Dr. Dunn does a good job of keeping it interesting.