As Dan gets closer to celebrating his 10-year anniversary with Icon Group, there’s plenty he still wants to achieve in his career. He’s intrigued by the research side of pharmacy and was inspired by a recent Icon education seminar to refine this goal.
“I’d like to focus on using my position and experience with patient contact to try to embark on a research project that improves patient care beyond the scope of my own unit. That’s definitely where I’m looking to progress professionally.”
For someone who never saw themselves going into oncology pharmacy, Dan doesn’t regret a moment of his journey, and is glad he took the leap. He encourages anyone else looking for a new career to do the same.
“A lot of people are scared of oncology because it’s out of their comfort zone. Yes, it can be challenging at times, but it’s more rewarding than I could have imagined. I’ve been in this role a long time, but oncology is such a dynamic and constantly changing field, so it’s always been interesting. For anyone looking into oncology pharmacy, I’d tell them not to be scared and to try new things, because they might surprise themselves.”