UCSF

Mexican pharmacist restarts career

UCSF doctor of pharmacy student Juan Argueta graduated from pharmacy school and practiced pharmacy in Mexico before circumstances forced him to travel north to California's Salinas Valley and work as a farm laborer. He is now 43 years old, a father, and a student who commutes 120 miles one way to attend pharmacy school at UCSF. Argueta's story is one of determination and dedication. • Full story: Pharmacy: Juan's Way.


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