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Kathmandu, Nepal: A Degree Less Ordinary

"Sometime toward the end of second-year pharmacy I decided I wanted to have a degree less ordinary. Looking back at all that I have accomplished so far, I think I may be on my way there!" - Find out how one student transformed her outlook by simply "getting involved"!

Future Pharmacist - July 2016

Welcome to Future Pharmacist: PDS Clinic Edition July 2016. In this issue we focus on assessing travel health risks. Pharmacists provide a wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics to inform and educate the public.

Challenges of Pharmacy in Malaysia

Studying abroad on a summer programme offers a fantastic opportunity, Shiva visited Malaysia to find out more about pharmacy and public health.

My Top Five Tips for Summer Success

As summer exams are upon us, I'm sure many of you are in the midst of some hard-core revision! Before I start any revision it is fundamentally necessary for me to plan my route through. I like to have a revision structure therefore you can work backwards from your examination date and make sure that every topic is covered. Now if you are not like this or have never done it, then you are most probably a crammer; but if that works for you then continue on. 

Insight: GP Pharmacist Prescriber x Siddiqur Rahman

One myth that persists concerning general practice is that you need to be a prescriber - Muhammad Siddiqur, dispels that myth and details his journey into GP land

How To Ace Your Placement Interview

Securing those summer placements has to be one of the scariest struggles every pharmacy student finds themselves in, but with correct preparation for your application and interview, they are so easy to obtain.

Insight: HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Programme x Stephen Morris

The NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme is a collaboration with HEE, Stephen Morris takes us through his experience of the programme and his journey!  

5 Year Pharmacy Degrees? A closer look at the Nottingham 5 Year course

Tom Gray, Head of Professional and Clinical Leadership at Nottingham University discusses the fruition of the Nottingham 5 year Pharmacy degree and outlines his thoughts on the GPhC initial education and training proposal.   

Insight: Joint Pre-Reg in Community and Education (Buttercups Training/Evans Pharmacy) x Jeananne Mulligan

So what brings an Irish girl living comfortably in Manchester all the way down to a place she’d never really been before? An amazing pre-reg opportunity of course - what else! Find out more about this unique Buttercups training opportunity through the eyes of a former pre-reg!

Market Barriers and Innovation in The Pharmaceutical Industry

Amardeep Bagga writes on The ‘Crisis’ in Pharmaceutical Productivity identifying possible solutions and evaluating the scale of the problem.

The Difficulties of LGBT Life – Personal and Professional Reflections

After reading an admirable blog by Robbie Turner, Director for England at the RPS, I felt compelled to write about my own experiences as a young gay man. I’d also like to reflect on what is required from pharmacists current and future to support LGBT people, whether they are patients or colleagues.

Insight: TED x Mark Clymer

"Reflecting on my role and career as a future pharmacy leader has enabled me to understand that the skills I developed as a clinical pharmacist are applicable and transferable to a variety of other settings" - Find out more about how Mark Clymer utilises these skills

A pre-reg place in mental health

Interested in a career in mental health?  Read Bryony's insight into her mental health experience, including exploring some of the preconceptions surrounding this area of healthcare.

BPSA Public Health Campaign: The Cardiff Story

As a National Representative of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) at the Cardiff School of Pharmacy I work with fellow BPSA National Representatives here at the school to organise various events throughout the academic year. I have been very fortunate to be part of a strong, friendly and proactive team whose aim is to get more pharmacy students involved with the BPSA. We understand that not every pharmacy student is able to participate in BPSA events so we decided that one way we could get pharmacy students to be more involved was by carrying out a BPSA Public Health Campaign here in our own School of Pharmacy.

Don’t Put your Lab Coat Away Just Yet…

To be honest with you, the idea of placements used to (and still does) scare me; mostly because of the number of let downs I’ve been faced with. During the summer of my second year, I undertook a laboratory studentship at the Guy Hilton Research Centre.

A Pharmacy Student's Perspective on Digital Health

In the age of information, digital technology impacts all of our lives and is one of the most important tools a modern day society requires to operate efficiently. Arguably, in healthcare we see this need for technology the most where it is more than something that merely reduces human effort, but something that can help improve the quality of life and even save lives.

Careers in Focus - Lottie Bain

Lottie Bain Pharmaceutical Development Graduate, AstraZeneca What does your current role involve and how did you end up with your current job? I completed my pre-registration year in hospital, and had an absolutely fantastic experience. However, I have always been interested in all sectors of pharmacy and had summer placement experience in community, hospital and industry as an undergraduate.

The trials and tribulations of becoming Pharmacy Student? The argument for Widening Participation and Pharmacy

“What course are you applying for, Medicine?” “No, Pharmacy.” “Oh.” This type of response to my decision to study Pharmacy plagued me throughout my final year of sixth form, so much so that I found myself doubting my choice. - Kundai Gomwe describes her path to Pharmacy and the importanace of widening participation

Insight: Army Pharmacist Officer x Lt Col Rob Liddington

"I was working for Boots and decided to make the move and join the Army - I have never looked back" - Curious about a career in the military as a Pharmacist? Have a read of Lt Col Rob Liddington MRPharmS RAMC(V) experience!

Insight: Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA) x Sylvia Lobo + Vanessa Horne

Interested in a career in regulatory affairs? Have a read of Sylvia and Vanessa's route into the profession and learn about TOPRA and the SPIN group!

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