Work History

Work History

Working as a pharmacy technician at Rite Aid has been a very rewarding experience. I have learned to be responsible, courteous, and thorough in my work. My main objectives include checking out customers at the register, making sure the customer receives all medications, and filling prescriptions. Becoming successful in this area requires technicians to develop special personal relationships with the patients, so that the patients will not only understand what medications they are taking, but also develop trust in the technicians that serve them.

Nov 2010 - Present

Pharmacy Technician

Rite Aid
Apr 2007 - May 2008

Team Member

Chick-fil-a

I worked for a little over a year at Chick-fil-a as my first job. I learned how to communicate effectively to the customers and fellow team members. My duties included cooking, stocking, working the cash register, and cleaning.  

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Present

Human Environmental Science

University of Alabama
Aug 2002 - May 2009

Diploma

UMS-Wright Preparatory School

I attended UMS-Wright from 6th grade to the 12th grade. In my opinion, UMS prepared me well for college both socially and intellectually. UMS offers college prep and AP courses for all students. In addition to a strong curriculum, UMS leads the way in sports and the arts while promoting students to be self disciplined. 

Skills

Skills

Windows OS (Operating System)

I am very familiar with Windows operating systems, including more recently Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

Spanish

Four years of Spanish classes at UMS-Wright Two years of Spanish classes at the University of Alabama (Spanish minor)

Summary

Taylor Blalack is a junior attending the University of Alabama. He is from Mobile, Alabama where he attended high school at UMS-Wright Preparatory School. His major is Nutrition Sciences with a minor in Spanish. Taylor hopes to attend medical school following his undergraduate studies at UA. So far in Taylor's undergraduate career, he has made the Dean's list with a 3.5 GPA. Taylor also has become a member of several honor societies including Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, and the Golden Key Society. He regularly attend the "pre-med" honor society weekly meetings with AED (Alpha Epsilon Delta) where he learns about different aspects of the medical field. Through AED, Taylor also volunteers at the Good Samaritan Clinic where free health care is provided to anyone who is eligible. Taylor currently works as a Pharmacy Technician at Rite Aid in Tuscaloosa, AL. 

Interest

Music, Guitar, Hunting, Fishing, Science, Electronics, Volunteering, Visiting my family, Computers

Objective

My most important short term goal is to be accepted into medical school. I will be preparing to take the MCAT this coming year, which is a crucial part of the application process. In the meantime, I will continue to volunteer, shadow physicians, and keep my grades up. My long term goal is to become a doctor. I still do not know which area of the medical field I want to focus on, but I am optimistic about what the future holds. I am lucky to have the ability and the resources to accomplish these goals, which is why I want to become an important person who has achieved success while also impacting the lives of the patients in a positive way. My work philosophy promotes helping and serving others, using a balanced approach to work and social life, learning from my mistakes, and being a leader. The benefits of becoming a physician have always appealed to me. The lifestyle of a doctor certainly appeals to me, but the benefits of the patient/physican relationship may outweigh any amount of money I could ever hope to earn. 

Certifications

Certifications
Nov 2010 - Present

Pharmacy Technician

Alabama Board of Pharmacy