Name: Dr.Aman Upadhyay
Birth Place: Etah, Uttar Pradesh, India
Academic Qualification: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India (2018-2024)
Languages: English and Hindi
What do you do?
I am a passionate educator and medical science enthusiast. Witnessing their growth, progress, and success is incredibly fulfilling and gratifying.
What’s the best part of your profession? What made you choose this profession?
I chose this profession because of my deep passion for both education and medical science. I believe that education has the power to transform lives and open doors to countless opportunities. Additionally, my fascination with the medical field and the desire to contribute to healthcare motivated me to specialize in Medical Science education.
Are you happy/satisfied with the current scenario of pharmacy education in your country? What can be done to improve education in this sector?
One area of concern is the lack of practical exposure provided by colleges,which hinders students' ability to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world settings. Practical training, internships, and clinical rotations should be emphasized to bridge this gap and better prepare students for their future professional roles.
What are some fun facts about pharmacy that you want the readers to know?
Prescription symbols have interesting origins. The symbol "Rx" stems from the Latin word "recipe," meaning "take." It has been used since ancient times to signify the start of a medical prescription.
What are the challenges that you face in your day-to-day life?
As a passionate educator in the field of Medical Science, I face various challenges in my day-to-day life. Some of these challenges include:
Balancing Multiple Responsibilities: Managing my educational responsibilities alongside my own academic pursuits can be demanding. Ensuring that I provide quality education to my students while also staying dedicated to my own learning requires effective time management and prioritization.
Staying Updated: The field of medical science is continually evolving with new research and discoveries. Keeping my knowledge up-to-date
Adapting to Diverse Learning Styles: Adapting my teaching methods to cater to these differences can be challenging but is essential to ensure effective learning experiences.
Engaging Students: Capturing and maintaining students' interest and engagement in online learning environments can be challenging. Finding innovative and interactive ways to present complex medical concepts is an ongoing task.
Managing Online Platforms: Maintaining and managing online educational platforms, such as YouTube channels, requires consistent effort in content creation, organization, and communication with viewers.
What is the salary one can expect after completing graduation in pharmacy as a fresher? Is there a healthy work-life balance in your profession?
The salary one can expect after completing graduation in pharmacy as a fresher may vary depending on several factors, including the type of degree (e.g., B.Pharm, Pharm.D, etc.), location, the hiring organization, and the specific job role. In India, for example, a fresher with a Pharm.D degree might expect an initial salary in the range of 15,000 to 30,000 INR per month in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacovigilence, 40-50k INR per month in academics as assistant professor as a fresher. These figures are approximate and can vary significantly based on the knowledge and skills of a person.
Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read?
Yes, I find time to read self-development books during my free time. Recently, I read "The 4 AM Club" by Robin Sharma. This book focuses on personal growth, productivity, and the concept of utilizing the early morning hours for transformation and achieving goals.
What is your favorite dish?
I enjoy Dosa and Dal Chawal, which are both popular and delicious dishes in Indian cuisine.
What’s one thing that people are generally surprised to find out about you?
One thing that people are generally surprised to find out about me is that I am teaching online to medical students while simultaneously pursuing my college education. Balancing both responsibilities allows me to apply and share my knowledge with others while continuing my own learning journey. It's a fulfilling experience that often catches people off guard when they learn about it.
What is your least favorite subject? Your favorite subject(s)?
My least favorite subject is Pharmaceutical Analysis and my favorite subjects include Pharmacology,
What’s something you wish to change about the world?
I wish to change the world by improving access to education and healthcare.
The best and most memorable moment for me was during the preparation for an entrance exam. It was a time when I experienced peak productivity, motivation, and a strong work ethic.
What do you love to do in your leisure time?
In my leisure time, I enjoy engaging in activities that promote relaxation, personal growth, and well-being.
What do you hate the most?
I believe in focusing on the positive aspects of life and maintaining a constructive perspective. While there may be challenges and dislikes, I prefer to channel my energy towards finding solutions and embracing opportunities for growth. This mindset allows me to approach life with resilience and optimism.
If given a choice, what alternate career would you have opted for?
I would have opted for a career as a psychiatrist.
Where would you like to work in the future?
I aspire to work in the field of academics as a teacher.
Finally, a Quote you relate to.
"Educational is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats beauty and youth." - Chanakya