There are ample opportunities to integrate research and teaching to give back to the community.
I believe that it is my responsibility to give back not only to the profession (through research), but also to the community (through outreach). In my work as a graduate research assistant, I have had the opportunity to assist patients at Medicare Open Enrollment community outreach events. During my time as a PharmD student and later as a staff pharmacist, I also volunteered at multiple community outreach events. I would love to continue such outreach events and be able to give back to the community as part of a career in academia.