Rachelle: My name is Rachelle Cutler and I am in my final year of the pharmacy course at UTS. It’s been a great experience and I’m really enjoying the course.
I chose UTS Pharmacy because it offered a lot of practical experience and a lot of hands on learning and I thought it was the best opportunity for me to become the best pharmacist possible when I graduate from UTS.
It’s a very innovative course. It gives you a lot of group work opportunities with peers so it’s not that you’re learning, you know, rote-learning from a lecture, you’re working with your peers and you’re learning off them as well.
At UTS you get an academic mentor when you first start in the program. I think this is a really unique opportunity at UTS. I was linked, luckily, or maybe, unluckily, I don’t know (laughs) with the Head of School initially and he’s been able to link me to people in the external environment who can help my career.
At UTS we have a lot of external academics come in or practitioners that come in and teach us and John Montgomery is a really great example of this. He’s a prominent figure in the pharmaceutical industry and he just has so much knowledge that he has to offer.
UTS has allowed me to have three clinical placements already, it was a community placement, a hospital placement and an industry placement. They’ve allowed me to make connections in the pharmacy world and now I’m going out to have an internship next year.
UTS Master of Pharmacy was definitely the right course for me. It gave me practical experience and hands on application and now I’m job ready for next year.