Monash Pharmacy explains who would make a good pharmacist
Consider the hundreds of customers who will visit that pharmacist each day, each one with a specific ailment and a particular way of dealing with it. Some will need a little bit of help, many will need a lot.
A pharmacist’s technical knowledge needs to be matched by his or her communication skills. In most cases, a pharmacist is dealing directly with people and requires the ability to convey information well and to understand patients’ concerns.
So when Monash Pharmacy looks for students to join their faculty, they seek those who are both academically able and willing to learn the soft skills that are so vital for success in this profession—not only communication, but also teamwork, emotional empathy and the ability to make good judgments.
Does this sound like you?
You will be eligible for the graduate-entry Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) program if you have a minimum average of 70% (distinction or equivalent) and have graduated from a relevant degree in the last 10 years. Relevant degrees include
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Biomedicine/ Bachelor of Health Sciences;
- Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences;
- Bachelor of Science with subject completions in chemistry, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and mathematics.
If you’ve graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Monash will take into account the number of relevant subjects you’ve completed:
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
Next semester intake: January 2019
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by Monash Pharmacy to submit their applications as early as possible.