STUDENT STORIES – Pharmacy

STUDENT STORIES – Pharmacy


Ok, so at the moment I’m in my first years of the Masters of Pharmacy program. I actually completed a Chemistry/Biochemistry double major with Honors in Chemistry. So came from a very different background. But yeah, I’ve ended up in the Pharmacy stream. It’s very busy. Like, what you put into it sort of determines how busy you are, but it is full-on. But at the same time it’s great. Our lecturers are community and hospital pharmacists, so they bring us cases that are going on last week. These are the problems that are happening, and we get to deal with it. We get given the case, and how would you go about it. So it’s on the ball, and your fingers are already on the pulse, essentially. So I guess my undergraduate really sort of didn’t set me up to come into Pharmacy all that much. You have to maintain your GPA over five to get into any postgraduate. Well, particularly this one. But I guess with mine, it was the critical thinking and analysis side that got me through. Then I had to go back and put some physiology and pharmacology background so I could get in. But it’s the processes throughout your undergraduate sciences that get you to that critical thinking stage, to be able to take on all sciences. My advice would be to, don’t come with everything already planned out. I came. I’ve changed what I want to do three times. I am no further behind in years. I’ve started with people first year, and still alongside of them now, and I’ve changed. So don’t think that when you come, you have to stay where you are. See what you like, try it. If you don’t, try something else.


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