YPG: The struggle of a young professional
Nihil sub sole novum – There is nothing new under the sun – a common phrase. While I was growing up, my mother and grandmother were big on focusing on what needed to be done but they necessarily emphasised the balancing of numerous roles. Famous quotes in the household included, “Just focus on school first, then you can… First get your degree, then…”. In many ways, young pharmacists go through the same experience. Pharmacy students focus only on academics during their university phase. When they become young pharmacists in the work field, they only focus on working. This and other factors have contributed to the glaringly evident lack of active young pharmacists within the associations and societies of the profession.