My Motivational letter to the (26%) pharmacy pre-reg students that failed this years exam


Dear friend,

I may not know you personally but i feel your pain and disappointment. I understand how difficult it is after putting in so many years of study, four hard years at university, graduating and falling at the final hurdle (pre-reg). I empathise with you. I too failed a few exams when i was studying for my pharmacy degree. Its very painful when everyone else seems to be celebrating except you

You must always remember  that you are truly special and have a unique gift and ability. You are very intelligent and very capable because you have already achieved a masters degree in Pharmacy

I believe you can do it and you will do it next time. If this was your last chance, then you will still succeed in what ever career you decide to pursue. It is not what happens to us that affects our future, but what we ‘DECIDE‘ to do about what happens.

It is not failing this exam that determines your future, but rather what you decide to do about it NOW.

Here are 5 key messages of encouragement i’ll like to share with you

1) You are good enough

You are good enough and you have the power within you to pass this exam. Just because today is painful doesn’t mean tomorrow won’t be great. You have already made it this far and have already overcome several challenges through out your university and pre-reg year. Failure is an integral part on the way to success and self realisation. Each failure brings you a step closer to achieving your goal

2) You are not your failures

No matter how often you fail, you are not a failure as long as you don’t give up. Life did not come with instructions. Accept that you’ll fail from time to time. You are not your mistakes, you are not your failures, you are not your struggles and you are here now with the power to shape your today and your tomorrow. No matter how painful this experience has been, it is now in the past and your future is clean and promising. What you do with it now depends on you, your past does not equal your future

3) Positive thinking creates positive results

Winston Churchill said ‘ Success is moving from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm’. If others have done it, you can do it too. The mind must believe it can do something before it can actually achieve it. Negative thinking creates negative results and positive thinking creates positive results. To get the positive results you desire and deserve, you must make a commitment to be positive. You have what it takes to succeed. Use this disappointment as a great teacher and allow yourself to learn some of the most valuable life lessons

Each failure makes you stronger, bigger and better.

I believe in you. I know you have what it takes to succeed. Your destiny is in your hands, its in the decision you make now about this experience. Use this as a stepping stone to propel you to great success. You are not alone on your journey, every successful person has failed several times. 

I know you will be a great and successful pharmacist. You will achieve your dream. Your hard work will pay off. And when you pass, i’ll be waiting for you on the other side

Yours sincerely




2 thoughts on “My Motivational letter to the (26%) pharmacy pre-reg students that failed this years exam

  1. Altaf is the greatest pharmacist I’ve ever known. I wish I had an opportunity to meet him. During my pre reg I had a tutor who made me to work like a cow, fail exam, hate my career……Your motivation bringing me back to life. Many thanks for all your lovely help.
    By the way I don’t wish to my name to be shared with my comment at the same time. But I don’t mind to be contacted by you guys to share my awful experience of pre-reg year.


    • Hi sorry to hear about your experience. I too hard a horrible experience and like you worked like a cow. I had to do a lot of work on my own. But the experience only made me tougher. I will like to support you because I have been there. You have the ability and don’t let anyone make you feel less than you deserve. Stay positive and you’ll bounce back.


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