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Many pharmacy students seek placements in hospital pharmacies to help them decide on their future career path. But what are these placements likely to entail?
Preregistration trainees can now take advantage of opportunities in primary care. Gareth Malson finds out more.
Team Up is a volunteering programme that partners trainee and student healthcare professionals with organisations that help disadvantaged communities. Here, four pharmacy students talk about the projects they participated in.
Nadia Bukhari and Harsha Parmar provide tips for preregistration trainees sitting the registration assessment in its new format.
Catherine Mak was the first pharmacy pre-registration trainee to split her training between Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Here, she discusses her time at the CCG.
Catherine Mak was the first pharmacy pre-registration trainee to split her training between Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Here, she discusses her time in the hospital.
Choy Tsun Ho and Ho Wing Hei Phoebe, two undergraduate pharmacy students from Hong Kong, describe their experiences of UK pharmacy during an exchange programme in 2016.
Healthcare students at the University of Manchester have set up a society to improve inter-professional learning. Pharmacy student Linda Owens describes its most popular event, the clinical skills evening.
The Alternative Pharmacy Careers conference is due to take place on 23 January 2016 at the University of East Anglia. Third-year pharmacy student Sarah Kirk describes how the conference came about.
Pre-registration trainee Matt McArdle recently secured a role at St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London. Here, he shares advice for others trying to secure their pre-registration roles.
Pharmacy student Rachel Olarinre recently entered a science competition that focused on innovation. Here, she explains what she got from the experience.
Although no one sets out to fail their exams, some students may find themselves in that position. Michael Champion, secretary of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, explains how to cope if you do.
The current application process for students trying to secure pre-registration places is inefficient, says Adenrele Komolafe. Here, he describes a new UCAS-style system to help solve the problem.
The research project, undertaken by pharmacy students in their final year, helps individuals to learn fundamental skills for their future careers, argue Joanne Hainsworth and Patrick To.
Third-year pharmacy student Elliot Werner-de-Sondberg gives advice for learning about over-the-counter medicines during a community pharmacy placement.
Pharmacy student Rutendo Muzambi describes her experience of working at a spinal injury centre in New Delhi, India
Fourth-year pharmacy student Alisha Sodhi shares her advice for securing adhoc shadowing experiences and placements in hospitals
Hospital pre-registration trainee Helen Caley had the opportunity to shadow a shift with an on-call resident pharmacist. She describes some of the queries they tackled together.
In need of some last-minute advice for your registration assessment? Look no further…
At the recent Royal Pharmaceutical Society conference, Scotland’s chief pharmaceutical officer Bill Scott suggested that the focus of the pharmacy degree should not be on science. But science is integral to the pharmacist’s role, argues Jonathan Tugbobo
Helen Caley was interviewed for her hospital preregistration placement this time last year. Here, she shares her tips and advice.
Sultan Khan wonders what could be done to change the perception that pharmacists are just shopkeepers
Pharmacy students Shreena Patel and Emily King and pharmacist Barry Jubraj describe ‘STOPIT’, a screening tool to stop inappropriate treatment in older people, and explain why medicines optimisation is so important
Pharmacy student Sultan Khan explains how you can make the most of your summer placement in a community pharmacy