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Tina Chung (left) and Kwok Bun To are two of the first batch of students to complete the fully accredited five-year integrated Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree

Merging theory with practice: the five-year integrated Master of Pharmacy degree

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Tina Chung and Kwok Bun To describe their experience of being one of the first students to graduate from the University of Nottingham’s integrated Master of Pharmacy degree.

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In hindsight: reflections on the GPhC preregistration assessment

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Newly registered pharmacist Sean Quay reflects on his experience of this year’s General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) preregistration assessment.

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How to get the most from your summer placement

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You have been successful in your application for a summer placement, but now what? In this article, Karen Gunnell and Kerry Neville discuss what to do and what not to do before, during, and after a placement, and how to get the most out of the experience.

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Introducing students to telehealth via a novel online placement

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Undergraduate pharmacy students are learning to engage with telehealth activities to prepare them for their future career.

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What pharmacy trainees can expect from a preregistration year in the pharmaceutical industrySubscription

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Gareth Malson explores the opportunities available in the pharmaceutical industry for preregistration trainees, and how they can secure placements in the sector.

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What pharmacy students and trainees can expect from placements in hospital pharmacySubscription

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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?

Hospital pharmacy oncology rotation through the eyes of a junior resident pharmacist

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Baguiasri Mandane shares her experience and what she learnt on her oncology rotation at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Tina Chung (left) and Kwok Bun To are two of the first batch of students to complete the fully accredited five-year integrated Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree

Merging theory with practice: the five-year integrated Master of Pharmacy degree

Tina Chung and Kwok Bun To describe their experience of being one of the first students to graduate from the University of Nottingham’s integrated Master of Pharmacy degree.

Books stacked forming staircase

In hindsight: reflections on the GPhC preregistration assessment

Newly registered pharmacist Sean Quay reflects on his experience of this year’s General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) preregistration assessment.

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Mind the gap between your clinical perspective and the patient’s perspective

Newly registered pharmacist Piruntha Palarasa describes how incorporating health coaching techniques into her practice has enhanced the patient consultation experience for both her and her patients.

Pharmacy students at Cardiff School of Pharmacy

Introducing students to telehealth via a novel online placement

Undergraduate pharmacy students are learning to engage with telehealth activities to prepare them for their future career.

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My pharmacy summer placement in Shanghai, China

Shane Kailla describes his experience of pharmacy practice in Shanghai, China, during his 2016 summer placement.

Hospital pharmacy oncology rotation through the eyes of a junior resident pharmacist

Baguiasri Mandane shares her experience and what she learnt on her oncology rotation at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Pre-registration training in a CCG: a tutor's perspective

Medicines optimisation pharmacist Benjamin Garner supervised the first pharmacy pre-registration trainee who undertook six months’ training at Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group.

A split pre-registration placement: at the CCG

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.

A split pre-registration year: in the hospital

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.

Pharmacy in the UK: a perspective from Hong Kong

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.

How students at the University of Manchester are promoting inter-professional education

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.

Putting together a conference about alternative pharmacy careers

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.

Preparing for a pre-registration interview in a hospital

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.

Innovation and competition: my experience of the STEM awards

Pharmacy student Rachel Olarinre recently entered a science competition that focused on innovation. Here, she explains what she got from the experience.

How to overcome exam failure

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 pre-registration application process is inefficient

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 importance of original scientific research for pharmacy students

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.

Tips on selling OTC medicines in a pharmacy during a summer placement

Third-year pharmacy student Elliot Werner-de-Sondberg gives advice for learning about over-the-counter medicines during a community pharmacy placement.

My placement at the Spinal Injury Centre in India

Pharmacy student Rutendo Muzambi describes her experience of working at a spinal injury centre in New Delhi, India

How to get hospital experience as a pharmacy student

Fourth-year pharmacy student Alisha Sodhi shares her advice for securing adhoc shadowing experiences and placements in hospitals

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Sarah Marshall, teaching fellow in global health and course leader for the Global Pharmacy MSc at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

From Brighton to Oman: my journey to establish pharmacy globallySubscription

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The pharmacy workforce is an investment not a cost, says Sarah Marshall.

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GPhC defends questions in pre-reg exams

11 SEP 2017By Graham Clews

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has defended the questions it set for June’s pre-registration exam after hundreds of students complained about them.

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