A front-end clerk in a pharmacy was admonished by the owner for missing too many sales. “I’m sorry,” the boss glowered. “But one more missed sale and you will be fired.”
The next customer who came into the pharmacy had a terrible cough. Between his coughing and sputtering, he asked the clerk for help. Unable to recall where the cough remedies were, the nervous clerk pointed to a box of Ex-Lax and said, “Here, buy this then go over to our cooler and take all of it with plenty of water.”
The customer thanked him and proceeded to follow the clerk’s instructions. Finishing his last glass of water, the customer exited the pharmacy. Once outside he stopped, took a few faltering steps, then hugged a telephone pole. The boss, having witnessed the entire scene, approached the clerk and asked him what he recommended.
“Ex-Lax,” said the clerk hesitantly.
“Ex-Lax!” yelled the boss. “That won’t help a cough!”
“Sure it does,” replied the clerk. “Look, he’s afraid to cough.”
About Pharmacy Programs in Australia
Both Bachelor of Pharmacy and Master of Pharmacy programs educate students to become pharmacists. The main difference is that the Bachelor of Pharmacy is offered at the undergraduate level, and the Master of Pharmacy is offered at the postgraduate level. Bachelor of Pharmacy students can study the program directly from high school or after having completed post-secondary studies. In order to be eligible to apply for a Master of Pharmacy program, you must have completed your bachelor degree.
- James Cook University Pharmacy School
- Monash University Pharmacy School
- University of Queensland Pharmacy School
- University of Sydney Pharmacy School
For more information about how to become a pharmacist, including entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools page.