What to Do When You Fail as a Pharmacist

Failure is a hard thing to admit.

Failure is a hard thing to admit.

It means that you flunked a class, or you’re “less” than your “successful” peers, or your loved ones are ashamed of you. That’s what our culture wants us to believe.

For pharmacists, it’s almost like we were trained to believe that failure should never happen, and if we do fail, we can only expect the worst (eg, lawsuits, unemployment, loss of respect). Fortunately, that just isn’t true.

In this episode of Pharmacy Life Radio, I share my own experience with failing on the job, overcoming a potentially career-altering event, and changing my mindset about failure in health care.