When Johaina Jaffer graduated, her Bachelor of Pharmacy opened channels to providing patient-centred care, professional practice and research.
“When I started studying at University, I was sure about working in the health sector, but unsure about the specific course. Pharmacy opened channels to providing patient-centred care, professional practice and research. This degree has given me practical experience of what to expect when I graduate so I won’t feel lost.
“I think that being placed in different pharmacies across the country really prepares us for real-world experiences and interactions with patients. I enjoy the contact time that we have with the tutors. They get to know you pretty well over the course of the degree and are very supportive.
This degree has given me practical experience of what to expect when I graduate so I won’t feel lost.
“One summer, I did a three-month overseas placement at King’s College in London. I undertook a research project studying antimicrobial resistance in Nigeria. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience because it was something different; in addition to gaining research skills, I got to experience university life in a different country.
“This year , I am working as an intern in Middlemore Hospital in the outpatient setting. After registration, I plan on practicing in both hospital and community settings. Long-term, I would like to work towards a Masters and a PhD, as I am quite interested in formulation sciences and would be keen to study and contribute to advances in enhanced drug delivery systems. Ideally, I aim to integrate these experiences into my work practice and contribute to academia.”