International student who speaks three languages seeks dual pharmacy degree

Dual Degree Student smiles for a photo outdoors

Dual Degree Student: Roobina Didarians
Program: Dual Doctor of Pharmacy & Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Undergraduate Experience: Azad University Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and  University of Florida post-baccalaureate in pharmaceutical chemistry

Tell us a little about your personal and professional experience prior to starting at CPHS: I am Armenian. I was born and grew up in Iran. I also earned my BS in chemistry while I was living in Iran. Shortly after relocating to Los Angeles I started working for a pharmaceutical/nutraceutical company as a research chemist. During this time I was simultaneously taking online classes in pharmaceutical chemistry, at the University of Florida, and improving my third language, English.

Why did you choose your degree/Campbell and what benefits do you believe you are gaining or have gained from attending Campbell? My ability to make a difference on the scale and scope that I envisioned was limited without a more formal education. Campbell’s specialized Pharmaceutical Sciences degree was instrumental in propelling my journey of putting knowledge into action. My time in the master’s program also inspired me to improve the quality of life for people in America, and abroad, by pursuing Campbell’s Pharm D. program.

Briefly describe your accomplishments, strengths and passions: My tri-cultural background has helped shape me into a passionate individual who loves to connect with people from other diverse cultural backgrounds. My life experiences have inspired me to practice gratitude and empathy.

Please tell us what you love about Campbell and CPHS: I love the amazing faculty at Campbell! The faculty members are passionate about their profession, and they genuinely care about students. I also appreciate the open door policy and the staff who are always willing to help students. At Campbell, you are home away from home.

Why should prospective students choose Campbell over other graduate and professional schools? At Campbell University, students are prepared for their respective careers. The faculty train students to apply classroom knowledge and problem-solving skills to real-life scenarios. Students are also encouraged to be innovative, which contributes to critical thinking skills that are crucial in the healthcare profession.

“The faculty train students to apply classroom knowledge and problem-solving skills to real-life scenarios.”