I am a final year pharmacy student, Ask me anything!

Watch
Mr Optimist
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#1
A 23 year old final year pharmacy student. By glad to answer any questions you have
1
reply
Kevin De Bruyne
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#2
Report 3 years ago
#2
(Original post by Mr Optimist)
A 23 year old final year pharmacy student. By glad to answer any questions you have
What's your favourite thing about the study of pharmacy?

What kind of career are you hoping to do after it?
0
reply
claireestelle
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#3
Report 3 years ago
#3
What area are you doing your pre reg in?
0
reply
G-Sci
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#4
Report 3 years ago
#4
What's your opinion on the use of modafinil to enhance concentration etc when studying?


Posted from TSR Mobile
1
reply
Mr Optimist
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#5
(Original post by SeanFM)
What's your favourite thing about the study of pharmacy?

What kind of career are you hoping to do after it?
I would say what I really enjoyed is the invaluable knowledge you would get from the pharmacy course and knowing at the end of it you will be an healthcare professional who is the custodian of the nation's medicines. I really value that level of responsibility.

I am hoping to work as a community pharmacist and perhaps go to do an Independent prescribing course or go back to education. Things are getting quite difficult for pharmacists nowadays.
1
reply
Mr Optimist
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#6
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#6
(Original post by claireestelle)
What area are you doing your pre reg in?
I am applied for a community pre reg in a Allied Pharmacy branch.
0
reply
thegodofgod
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#7
Report 3 years ago
#7
(Original post by Mr Optimist)
I am applied for a community pre reg in a Allied Pharmacy branch.
Did you ever consider hospital pharmacy?
0
reply
Sam00
Badges: 17
#8
Report 3 years ago
#8
I hear there's a lot of decent work in manufacturing and quality nowadays, you don't need an MPharm to do it, but i know of a few recently qualified pharmacist who are looking to go down that route.
0
reply
claireestelle
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#9
Report 3 years ago
#9
(Original post by Mr Optimist)
I am applied for a community pre reg in a Allied Pharmacy branch.
yay for community pharmacy
0
reply
Mr Optimist
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#10
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#10
(Original post by georgem93)
What's your opinion on the use of modafinil to enhance concentration etc when studying?


Posted from TSR Mobile
Interesting question. I have personally never used it myself, however I do know it certainly not a "magic pill". Some people claim it works for them and others not so. It tends to work more for those people with an underlying attention deficiency or are the "sleepy" type. If you feel it works for you and you're very mature and careful about how you would use it, then I'd have no issue with it. Just don't over do it!
0
reply
Mr Optimist
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#11
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#11
(Original post by claireestelle)
yay for community pharmacy
Are you a pharmacy student? if you don't mind me asking.
0
reply
Mr Optimist
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#12
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#12
(Original post by thegodofgod)
Did you ever consider hospital pharmacy?
Actually yes, but my heart guided me towards community. I wouldn't mind working in a hospital for a while. It would certainly be an enriching experience.
0
reply
claireestelle
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#13
Report 3 years ago
#13
(Original post by Mr Optimist)
Are you a pharmacy student? if you don't mind me asking.
Nope, I m a trainee pharmacy technician and work in community pharmacy.
1
reply
Mr Optimist
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#14
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#14
(Original post by Sam00)
I hear there's a lot of decent work in manufacturing and quality nowadays, you don't need an MPharm to do it, but i know of a few recently qualified pharmacist who are looking to go down that route.
That's true. You certainly do not need to have an Mpharm to be involved in pharmaceutical industry. I know plenty of people with pure chemistry qualifications working there. If your qualification and skills means you have something to offer the industry, then they'll certainly consider taking you on board.
0
reply
Sam00
Badges: 17
#15
Report 3 years ago
#15
(Original post by Mr Optimist)
A 23 year old final year pharmacy student. By glad to answer any questions you have
What do you think about the use of heroin supply clinics in the UK, like what the Swiss did? And do you think all drugs should be legalised?
0
reply
Mr Optimist
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#16
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#16
(Original post by claireestelle)
Nope, I m a trainee pharmacy technician and work in community pharmacy.
Oh that is great! So would pharmacy be something you'd consider studying at university?
To be frank, the technicians and dispensers are actually the ones running the pharmacy it seems to me
0
reply
G-Sci
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#17
Report 3 years ago
#17
(Original post by Mr Optimist)
Interesting question. I have personally never used it myself, however I do know it certainly not a "magic pill". Some people claim it works for them and others not so. It tends to work more for those people with an underlying attention deficiency or are the "sleepy" type. If you feel it works for you and you're very mature and careful about how you would use it, then I'd have no issue with it. Just don't over do it!
I take a number of medications - nortriptyline, propranolol, fexofenadine (720mg daily), betahistine, acetazolamide, tramadol/co-dydramol dependent on pain intensity, diclofenac/misoprostol and I have ON blocks. Modafinil is prescribed in an attempt to counteract the drowsiness caused by the medicines I take. I've worked as a dispenser for 6 years and I'm a Cancer Biology MSc student, just wanted to see what a 'fresh pharmacist' thought about it as I assume you'd be learning from more up to date research papers.
0
reply
Sam00
Badges: 17
#18
Report 3 years ago
#18
(Original post by Mr Optimist)
Oh that is great! So would pharmacy be something you'd consider studying at university?
To be frank, the technicians and dispensers are actually the ones running the pharmacy it seems to me
Actually counter assistants do the most as I found
0
reply
claireestelle
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#19
Report 3 years ago
#19
(Original post by Mr Optimist)
Oh that is great! So would pharmacy be something you'd consider studying at university?
To be frank, the technicians and dispensers are actually the ones running the pharmacy it seems to me
Well, i actually originally studied for 2 years at university to get onto a nursing course then did that for 6 months before realizing that really wasn't for me. Since I've used 3 years of funding I couldn't get an MPharm funded but to be honest if I could I wouldn't want to as I m perfectly happy staying a pharmacy technician for the rest of my career (and I'd be in my late twenties by the time I did a pre reg so going back to uni doesn't fit in with my plans to have a family then either).

And like you say we run the place anyway:P
I'd like to do my ACT course a couple of years after I finish my level 3 though
0
reply
Mr Optimist
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#20
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#20
(Original post by georgem93)
I take a number of medications - nortriptyline, propranolol, fexofenadine (720mg daily), betahistine, acetazolamide, tramadol/co-dydramol dependent on pain intensity, diclofenac/misoprostol and I have ON blocks. Modafinil is prescribed in an attempt to counteract the drowsiness caused by the medicines I take. I've worked as a dispenser for 6 years and I'm a Cancer Biology MSc student, just wanted to see what a 'fresh pharmacist' thought about it as I assume you'd be learning from more up to date research papers.
I see. That makes sense I suppose. However, if your medications are causing you too much drowsiness, then you could ask to switch some of them. For example propranolol is a beta blocker which has relatively more CNS side effects as it crosses the blood brain barrier. Sometimes your healthcare professionals will deliberately prescribe drowsy causing medicines to help one sleep better, for example if you're suffering from itching and you can not sleep etc.

Interesting masters topic you have there. What do you plan on doing after you finished you masters?
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Should there be a new university admissions system that ditches predicted grades?

No, I think predicted grades should still be used to make offers (553)
34.07%
Yes, I like the idea of applying to uni after I received my grades (PQA) (668)
41.16%
Yes, I like the idea of receiving offers only after I receive my grades (PQO) (329)
20.27%
I think there is a better option than the ones suggested (let us know in the thread!) (73)
4.5%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed