Pharmacists receives Award from Jamaican University

The recipient of the award was Mr. Ivor Carr, who was identified for his hard work and commitment during his studies at the university

The award was earned during the final six month practical segment of his four-year study in the successful pursuit of a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree.

Speaking after receiving his award, Carr said that it came as a total surprise and that he was not aware that such award even existed. He said he is simply the type of person who does what he has to do and was not really seeking an award of any type, “I entered the field of Pharmacy because I enjoy it and getting an award did create some excitement.”

His parents, Hudson and Isabelle Pompey-Carr are reportedly quite proud. Mrs. Carr herself was recognized by the Caribbean Association of Pharmacist in 2007, with an award for Community Pharmacist of the Year. She now welcomes her son’s expertise at her side in business.

“Essentially I just want persons to realize that we are very passionate about what we do at

Pharmcarre Pharmacy,” Mr. Carr stressed, adding that his mother is also a Certified Registered Pharmacist. “At Pharmcarre … the thing that most sets us apart from other pharmacies, is the professional counseling we offer to our ‘patients’.” The professional staff, quality service and personal touch have made a difference with the public and the awards are a testament to the commitment the Carrs give to their profession.

“We are trying to change the status quo of a pharmacist, who is just someone who can read a prescription. The pharmacist is an integral part of a healthcare team and we aim to bridge that gap and fulfill the definition of a traditional pharmacist,” Mr. Carr concluded.

Carr is now expected to continue his studies shortly at UTech to pursue a PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) in the same field.


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