Lauren:The Master of Pharmacy at UTS allowed a clinical placement for me to go to Spain. Here I worked in a hospital for four weeks where I got to experience how the health care system worked and also how other pharmacists work in different countries.
Emily:I think this international placement really gave me a competitive advantage because I can see myself working overseas in the future and this really set me up to do this later in my career.
Lauren: My future career goals are in community pharmacy and in the business management side of things. Going on placement in Spain gave me a great insight into the different medications that are out there and how pharmacists in Spain counsel on their medications as well. Seeing this enabled me to kind of reflect on what it's like in Spain and how it differs here in Australia and grab the great things that they do over there in their culture and bring them back to Australia and implement them here.
Emily: I think the pharmacy course at UTS is so unique because of the number of clinical placements that we get to do. We're chucked in the deep end from the very beginning, which can be scary, but looking back on this, it's really important for us to meet other health care professionals, be exposed in the industry that we're going to work in.
Lauren: Our workshops are very interactive in class, so it's a great learning environment. Also, the university is very innovative so our course is very innovative. It's very much relatable to where pharmacy is headed in the future.
Zoe: UTS provided me with an international pharmacy placement, which helped me to secure my job for next year at a hospital as it gave me the competitive advantage over other students.
Lauren: The advice I would give to other future students starting a Masters of Pharmacy at UTS would be to be very proactive, do well in your clinical placements, create great relationships with your peers and also your preceptors of clinical placement and also your lecturers. They are not only academics, but they also work in the industry. They work in the hospitals, they work in community pharmacies, so they're out there working in the industry as well, not just teaching.