How many pharmacy students are there? What is the ethnicity of the pharmacy student population? How many students achieve each degree classification? And what percentages of students enter hospital or community pharmacy? These are all questions that impact on the profession, and are examples of ones to which I sought to find answers.
Reflections on my hospital pharmacy placementSubscription
Ranveer Bassey undertook a two-week placement at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton in June. He has also previously completed placements in community pharmacy. Here, he reflects on his experience and makes some comparisons between hospital and community pharmacy
The annual summer placement raceSubscription
It seems like getting a summer placement is becoming more competitive each year, but students still have to find one if they are to gain experience and a head-start when they look for preregistration placements. Ranveer Bassey provides some information about applying to different sectors for a placement, with a focus on community pharmacy
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Pharmacy has had more than its fair shareof scandal recently. It began with inappropriatesales of over-the-counter medicines, then moved on to several variants of thespecials procurement theme. I thinkthere's another area pharmacy needs to be more vigilant of: patient confidentiality.
Preregs have a number of resources available to help them pass the registration exam. The list includes workbooks, workshops, mockpapers, books and websites. But few areas authoritative and useful as ONtrack,
I recently stumbled across the PJ archive and promptly got lostsomewhere in a 1999 version of pharmacy as depicted by readers' letters.