On Tuesday September 5th and Wednesday September 6th a total of 76 high school students visited the School of Pharmacy to participate in the annual Pharmacy Taster Day.
Students ranged in age from grades 9, 10, 11 & 12, and travelled from as far away as Winnaleah. In addition to this, we had a mix of teachers attend who also participated in the workshops during the day while helping to supervise the students.
Taster Day this year was again, a huge success! Three workshops were incorporated into the program that taught students about a pharmacist's responsibility to help people manage their medication; the necessity for health checks and their increasing importance in the community pharmacy; and an introduction into the production of medication.
All attendees received an official welcome by Head of School, Professor Greg Peterson and got the chance to interact with current Bachelor of Pharmacy students and academics. This included a very frank Q&A session at the end of both days which gave students the opportunity to ask all sorts of candid questions such as "How much do you get paid?" and "What was the craziest thing you've ever seen as a Pharmacist?"
We received some wonderful feedback from participants who thoroughly enjoyed the hands-on experience. All the staff who contributed to the day had a great time opening up the School, and we look forward to doing it again in 2013!
Authorised by the Head of School, Pharmacy
7 September, 2012