UQ Pharmacy student receives international scholarship

14 July 2015

Former OzTREKK student Andrew Silverman is the proud recipient of the international scholarship for the top-ranked second-year entry to the UQ School of Pharmacy in 2015. The ceremony was held May 19 at PACE (Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence).

UQ Pharmacy School
Andrew with the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Prof Bruce Abernethy

When asked why he wanted to pursue a career in pharmacy, Andrew responded that he chose pharmacy because he wanted to be in the health profession. “But I’m also interested in business as well. Pharmacy has a lot of components to it including science and business as well as a social side and all of these are used in community pharmacy,” he explained.
“I wanted to come to UQ because of its international recognition and I also knew of other students that had been here and are now back in Canada and well established in the profession.”
Since arriving, Andrew has found a studio apartment to live in near PACE and says “I’ve done some exploring, been to a bunch of places and found some good pizza and coffee. You become a person that is taking more initiative in things and then you will be like that moving forward. I had to take a lot of initiative just to get here.
“My favourite part of the learning at PACE is definitely the role plays with Jacqui and David. You have so much fun doing them. You get to be the patient and you get to be the pharmacist, both of them badly at first but it really opens your eyes up to the experience and makes you want to become a professional.”
Way to go, Andrew! All of us at OzTREKK are pleased you are enjoying your time in Oz!

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Program at UQ

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program is a well-established, professionally accredited learning framework that is well received by both students and the profession. The program has evolved into one of the country’s most comprehensive and well-respected pharmacy degrees, both domestically and internationally.
This undergraduate program runs over 4 years, full time, after which graduates are eligible to complete a 48-week paid internship in either community or hospital pharmacy.
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: November 15, 2015
Entry Requirements
Applicants to UQ Pharmacy are required to have completed their high school diploma. Applicants should have completed Grade 12 English, Chemistry and Math to meet program prerequisites.
If you have commenced or completed a university degree or any post-secondary studies, your most recent studies will be assessed in terms of your grades. If you have not completed the necessary prerequisite subjects in your post-secondary studies, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects.

Apply to the University of Queensland Pharmacy School!


For more information the Bachelor of Pharmacy program, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1-866-698-7355.

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