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Tomorrow's pharmacist blog

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

Posted by: Angela KamWed, 11 Oct 2017

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.

In hindsight: reflections on the GPhC preregistration assessment

Posted by: Sean QuayMon, 18 Sep 2017

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

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

Posted by: Piruntha PalarasaWed, 30 Aug 2017

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.

Introducing students to telehealth via a novel online placement

Posted by: Efthymia (efi) MantzouraniTue, 2 May 2017

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

My pharmacy summer placement in Shanghai, China

Posted by: Shane KaillaThu, 6 Apr 2017

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

Posted by: Baguiasri MandaneTue, 24 Jan 2017

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

Posted by: Benjamin GarnerTue, 3 Jan 2017

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

Posted by: Catherine MakTue, 3 Jan 2017

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

Posted by: Catherine MakTue, 3 Jan 2017

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

Posted by: Tsun Ho ChoyWed, 23 Nov 2016

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

Posted by: Linda Elizabeth OwensThu, 14 Jul 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.

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

Posted by: Piruntha PalarasaThu, 14 Jul 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.

Putting together a conference about alternative pharmacy careers

Posted by: Sarah KirkThu, 7 Jan 2016

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

Posted by: Matt McArdleMon, 6 Jul 2015

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

Posted by: Rachel OlarinreWed, 1 Jul 2015

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

Posted by: Michael ChampionMon, 11 May 2015

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

Posted by: Adenrele KomolafeMon, 30 Mar 2015

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

Posted by: Joanne HainsworthTue, 24 Mar 2015

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

Posted by: Elliot Werner-De-SondbergMon, 2 Mar 2015

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

Posted by: Rutendo MuzambiWed, 18 Feb 2015

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

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