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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Join the Monash pharmacy webinar Oct. 12 to find out why they are ranked #2 in the world

Pharmacy is a rewarding career, but it’s also a challenging and demanding one.

Think about the rows upon rows of medicines behind a pharmacy counter. A pharmacist needs to have an in-depth knowledge of what every single one of those products does, how it might be of benefit and how it might do potential harm.

 Join the Monash pharmacy webinar Oct. 12

Learn more about studying at Monash Pharmacy

And that’s just the scientific side of the job.

Consider the hundreds of customers who will visit that pharmacist each day, each one with a specific ailment and a particular way of dealing with it; a different approach to medicine, a different level of scientific understanding (if any), a different set of language skills. Some will need a little bit of help, many will need a lot.

A pharmacist’s technical knowledge needs to be matched by his or her communication skills. In the vast majority of cases, a pharmacist is dealing directly with people and, without the ability to convey information well, or to understand patients’ concerns, they are really just a repository of very important information. So when Monash Pharmacy looks for students to join the faculty, they seek those who are both academically able and willing to learn the soft skills that are so vital for success in this profession—not only communication, but also teamwork, emotional empathy and the ability to make good judgments.

Monash Pharmacy Webinar

Want more details about studying pharmacy at Monash University? Great news: Monash will be hosting a webinar on Oct. 12 with the course director, a senior academic, and a current student  who will discuss the faculty, the pharmacy course, and the resulting career opportunities. Everyone is encouraged to be interactive and to ask questions via chat during the Q&A section.

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Time: 5 – 6 p.m. Vancouver; 8 – 9 p.m. Ontario

Please note all attendees must register in advance.

This information session uses the ZOOM webinar service. All you need is an internet connected computer with speakers (or a headset). At the advertised time, you just need to follow the webinar URL that will be emailed to you after registering. A small plugin will install the first time you use the program.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Monash’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) program produces graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of the science, technology and practice behind pharmacy as a profession. Monash Pharmacy is ranked #2 in the world and #1 in Australia according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Receive a $4,000 relocation grant. The university offers a grant to all international students who study pharmacy at Monash!

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: January 2018
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to submit their applications as early as possible.

Apply to the Monash University Pharmacy School!

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Find out more about this webinar and about the graduate-entry Monash pharmacy degree. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Heather Brown at heather@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Have a degree? You can get your pharmacy degree in just two years!

Pharmacy degrees are great: you finish high school and then move directly to your professional four-year degree. Another bonus: Australian Bachelor of Pharmacy degrees are recognized internationally, so if you intend to practice in Canada, you would first apply for certification through your provincial regulatory body. Many OzTREKK students have followed this path and are now practicing pharmacists in Canada.

Have a degree? You can get your pharmacy degree in just two years!

Get your pharmacy degree in just two years at Monash Pharmacy

Introducing graduate-entry pharmacy at Monash University

If you hold a relevant degree, you may be able to enter into the third year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), receiving credit for much of the first two years of the program. That means you’ll finish your degree in two years.

What will you study?

If you enter the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) via the graduate-entry pathway, you will complete a pass/fail unit that runs just over four weeks and must be passed in order to receive credit for the first two years of the degree. The unit is run in the summer semester (January – February). Upon successfully completing the summer unit, you will then enter the third year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)!

Entry requirements

You will be eligible for the graduate-entry program if you have a minimum average of 70% (distinction or equivalent) and have graduated from a relevant degree in the last 10 years. Relevant degrees include

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Biomedicine/ Bachelor of Health Sciences;
  • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences;
  • Bachelor of Science with subject completions in chemistry, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and mathematics.

If you’ve graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Monash will take into account the number of relevant subjects you’ve completed:

  • chemistry
  • physiology
  • biochemistry
  • pharmacology
  • mathematics

The units completed in the degree should be relevant and science-based. If a number of electives have been completed in arts, for instance, there may not be enough relevancy for consideration.

January 2018 will be the last intake for the graduate-entry Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) program. From 2019, Monash will be offering a graduate-entry pathway into the new three-year Bachelor of Pharmacy(Hons) / Master of Pharmacy program. This degree combo will allow students to graduate with both a bachelor and a master in only 3 years. See the video for more info:

About the Monash University Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) Program

Monash’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) program produces graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of the science, technology and practice behind pharmacy as a profession. Monash Pharmacy is ranked #2 in the world and #1 in Australia according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Receive a $4,000 relocation grant. The university offers a grant to all international students who study pharmacy at Monash!

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: January 2018
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to submit their applications as early as possible.

Apply to the Monash University Pharmacy School!

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Discover more about the graduate-entry Monash pharmacy degree. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Heather Brown at heather@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Fast facts about Monash Pharmacy

Did you know? Fast facts about studying at Monash Pharmacy School

Fast facts about Monash Pharmacy

Study at the #1 pharmacy school in Australia—Monash University!

Monash University is #2 in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017). That makes Monash the #1 pharmacy school in Australia. Monash’s high ranking allows them to attract internationally influential academics to teach you and shape your curriculum. Attending Monash gives you a chance to learn from these academic leaders and see their research up close. You’ll have access to some of the country’s best-equipped facilities, alongside innovative teaching technologies such as MyDispense—a web-based program that combines more than 300 virtual patients and 1,500 pharmacy products to provide authentic dispensing practice.

Monash offers Australia’s first combined Bachelor and Master of Pharmacy, from 2017. Since it’s an undergraduate-entry program, you won’t have to sit separate examinations to apply for entry and there’s no need for a separate application for the master’s. That means you can begin your pathway into pharmacy straight out of high school. And a master’s-level qualification is highly regarded internationally.

Monash Pharmacy students do a one-year paid internship, providing valuable real-world experience! Earn up to $40k AUD while you learn. The fifth year of the course entails a paid internship, so not only do you get valuable work experience required for registration, you also get paid for it.

Casual work available in Melbourne. Many students (both domestic and international) find casual employment at local pharmacies. All international students are permitted to work up to 40 hours every two weeks.

Receive a $4,000 relocation grant. The university offers a grant to all international students who study pharmacy at Monash!

About the Monash Pharmacy program

Degree: Bachelor of Pharmacy / Master of Pharmacy
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, candidates are strongly encouraged by Monash Pharmacy to submit their applications as early as possible.

Apply to Monash University Pharmacy School!

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Would you like more info about Monash Pharmacy and about the new Bachelor/Master of Pharmacy combined degree? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Heather Brown at heather@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Monash University offers $4000 relocation grant for international pharmacy students

Studying pharmacy at Monash University not only offers you the chance to experience life in another country, but it also gives you the opportunity to qualify as a pharmacist much more quickly than you would in Canada and begin your career earlier.

Australian universities offer pharmacy degrees at an undergraduate level, which means you can enter straight from high school without needing to complete a university degree first.

Monash

Monash University School of Pharmacy

Monash University is the No.1 pharmacy school in Australia, top 2 in the world

In the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, only Harvard University ranked higher than Monash for Pharmacy and Pharmacology. At Monash you’ll have access to some of the country’s best-equipped facilities, alongside innovative teaching technologies such as MyDispense—a web-based program that combines more than 300 virtual patients and 1,500 pharmacy products to provide authentic dispensing practice. You will also undertake work placements in hospitals and community pharmacies, learning about primary healthcare, drug information and clinical pharmacy services in different practice environments. With an aging population placing ever greater stress upon the health system, the demand for pharmacists’ skills and the scope of their role can only grow. Monash gives your career as a pharmacist the best possible start.​

If studying at the number 1 pharmacy school in Australia isn’t enough, Monash also offers a $4,000 relocation grant to all ​international pharmacy students

Graduate with a Bachelor and a Master

Monash Pharmacy has replaced the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) with the new Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) / Master of Pharmacy combined degree, Australia’s first integrated BPharm (Hons)/ MPharm degree, with the fifth year of the course offering an internship, so students will get valuable work experience—and get paid for it!

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy / Master of Pharmacy
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to submit their applications as early as possible.

Apply to Monash University Pharmacy School!

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Do you think the new Bachelor/Master of Pharmacy program might be for you? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com for details.

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Monash University explains the difference between pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

Pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, potato, potahtoh. What’s the difference?

Monash explains the difference between pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

Is pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences for you?

On one potato, if you are interested in science and healthcare, and enjoy communicating with people, then the Bachelor of Pharmacy is for you—it’s the degree you need to be a pharmacist. Pharmacists are

  • directly concerned with people’s health and well-being;
  • work as members of a healthcare team;
  • provide advice on the safe and effective use of medicine;
  • actively involved in patient care in hospitals and the community; and
  • medicine experts, who can also work in government, industry, research and clinical-trial roles.

On the other potahtoh, pharmaceutical science is a broad discipline and a thriving sector within a large and essential industry. When you graduate from this degree, you don’t graduate as a pharmaceutical scientist—you graduate as a pharmaceutical scientist with a particular specialisation and multiple career options. Although understanding medicines is a central focus of the course, the skills you’ll learn will translate to many different chemistry-related jobs. Graduates can be found in industries from paint to cosmetics, from drug development to food manufacturing.

Pharmaceutical scientists are

  • experts in the chemistry, biology and biotechnology required to design and develop medicines;
  • key players in improving human health and well-being by researching and developing reliable, accessible and effective treatments;
  • experts in bringing safe and effective products to market as they understand the impact of medicines on the body and diseases.

If you enjoy solving problems, love chemistry or biology, and want to improve human health, then a pharmaceutical science degree could be your calling. It equips you to work in the pharmaceutical science and biomedical fields.

About the Monash University Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

If you’re interested in studying pharmacy or pharmaceutical science, we’ve got great news: Monash Pharmacy is ranked #2 in the world and #1 in Australia according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy / Master of Pharmacy
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to submit their applications as early as possible.

Apply to the Monash University Pharmacy School!

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Discover more about Monash Pharmacy and the new Bachelor/Master of Pharmacy degree. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Monash Pharmacy offers Australia’s first combined pharmacy degree

The work of pharmacists changes people’s lives for the better. And it has done so for centuries.

Monash Pharmacy offers Australia's first combined pharmacy degree

Study pharmacy at Monash University

But the pharmacy profession is facing a combination of challenges it has never seen before: an ageing global population, increasingly complex and personalised medicines, as well as a move towards team-based integrated healthcare.

With those challenges comes the need for new thinking—from the next generation of practitioners and from those who teach them.

In response to these challenges, Monash University is preparing the students of today for tomorrow’s world of medicine, demography and healthcare by offering a new combined degree. From 2017, Monash Pharmacy will replace the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) with the new Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) / Master of Pharmacy combined degree, Australia’s first integrated BPharm (Hons)/ MPharm degree, with the fifth year of the course offering an internship, so students will get valuable work experience—and get paid for it!

Did you know Monash Pharmacy is ranked #2 in the world according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017?

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy / Master of Pharmacy
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to submit their applications as early as possible.

Apply to Monash University Pharmacy School!

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Would you like more info about Monash Pharmacy and about the new Bachelor/Master of Pharmacy program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

University of Sydney Pharmacy academic receives international award

The University of Sydney Pharmacy School‘s Associate Professor Parisa Aslani will head to the United Kingdom in September to accept the 2013 Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Pharmacy Research UK Award and present a lecture on her work.

University of Sydney Pharmacy School

Find out more about studying pharmacy at Sydney’s Pharmacy School

The prestigious honour awards individuals who demonstrate leadership and make a significant contribution to the field of pharmacy practice research.

The award is recognition of Associate Professor Aslani’s international reputation as an expert in her fields of research—consumer medicine information (CMI), and adherence to therapy.

A current holder of the prestigious University of Sydney Thompson Fellowship, Associate Professor Aslani is conducting research to develop and evaluate useable patient medicine information documents to meet consumer needs, and ensure optimal delivery by healthcare professionals.

Her research in CMI has in recent years attracted several significant grants and fostered a number of collaborations with researchers from the United States and Europe, as well as with other Australian universities.

“It is a great honour to receive this award and to be recognized for the quality and significance of the research that I have done and continue to do so in the area of medicine information and adherence,” said the University of Sydney Pharmacy School professor.

“I believe the award is not only a recognition of the work that I do, but also that of the research teams I am a part of, and most importantly the students I have worked with in the last fourteen years,” she said.

Chair of the Pharmacy Research UK Board of Trustees, Professor Anthony Smith said Associate Professor Aslani is “a most deserving recipient of this award” and that her research focus shows an ambition to improve health care for the benefit of patients which is the goal of Pharmacy Research UK,” said Professor Smith.

“It is important to build relationships with international colleagues to promote the spread of knowledge and engage in dialogue about shared interests.”

Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Professor Iqbal Ramzan also commended her accomplishment.

“On behalf of the Faculty, I congratulate Parisa on her great achievement. This award is due recognition for the outstanding work she has performed here.”

The University of Sydney Pharmacy School Dean added that Parisa demonstrates a diligent and dynamic approach to her research, which is not only evidenced by her achievements, but also the influence and benefits her work will yield for the pharmaceutical industry, consumers, health practitioners and policy makers in Australia and other countries.

The Pharmacy Research UK conference will be held in Birmingham, UK on Sept. 8 – 9.

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Learn more about studying pharmacy at the University of Sydney Pharmacy School. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call Rachel at 1866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

 

Monday, June 24th, 2013

UQ Pharmacy School embraces diversity

A team of Pharmacy academics from the University of Queensland (UQ) have recently received a Vice-Chancellor’s Equity and Diversity Award, which recognizes UQ staff and students who have made a significant contribution to equity and diversity.

The team from Skills for Communicating and Relating in Pharmacy Training program (SCRIPT) was presented with the award, worth $5000 at a ceremony at the University on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

Historically, between 36 and 53 percent of pharmacy students don’t speak English at home, a language assessed in all years of the undergraduate pharmacy program at UQ. In order to be effective communicators in their field, students and graduates need to have a high quality of discipline-specific and colloquial English to be successful.

SCRIPT recognizes the challenges that these students face and developed the program, which teaches effective English communication skills.

SCRIPT is the result of multidisciplinary collaboration between pharmacy academics from the UQ School of Pharmacy, specialist language teachers from the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ), and higher education experts from the UQ Teaching and Educational Development Institute (TEDI).

Project team leader Jacqueline Bond from the UQ School of Pharmacy said the program aimed to identify and address the language barrier issues for non-native English speakers, such as Australian colloquialisms, early on in their studies.

It’s vital that graduates have excellent communication skills when they enter the pharmacy profession, to ensure that medicines are used safely and effectively.

Ms Bond said the program was established in 2008 to better prepare undergraduates for their experiential placements in pharmacies, and oral communication assessments, which begin in their first year of study.

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Do you have questions about University of Queensland Pharmacy School and about studying Pharmacy at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady by emailing rachel@oztrekk.com, or by calling toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

 

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Sydney Pharmacy School does well in world rankings

The University of Sydney Pharmacy School confirmed its place as an elite teaching and research institution for pharmacy on the international stage, when it ranked 16th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for pharmacy and pharmacology.

According to the results, Sydney climbed six places from the previous year and was second only to Monash University (seventh) as the top two Australian Pharmacy Schools on the list. In fact, over the last few years, the University of Sydney Pharmacy School has seen an increase in international applicants and new and exciting international research collaborations which reflect the quality of the Sydney Pharmacy program.

Harvard University sat atop the rankings, followed by Oxford and Cambridge.

“This result reaffirms the University of Sydney‘s place as a leading school of pharmacy, not only in Australia, but in the highly competitive world stage,” said Professor Iqbal Ramzan, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, and added that the faculty has a proven record in teaching and learning excellence and world-leading research, which is evidenced by the high calibre of the Sydney Pharmacy graduates and the excellent academic reputation of the staff.

The rankings were calculated on several different categories, including academic reputation in which the University of Sydney was ranked third in the world, behind Harvard and the National University of Singapore, with an exceptionally high score of 97.6.

Of the institutions featured in the rankings offering degrees in pharmacy (and not only pharmacology), Sydney was ranked 10th in the world, and along with Monash were the only Australian Pharmacy Schools to appear in the list.

“Our key objective is delivering quality educational and research output, and this emphasis on quality shows us to be a truly world school for pharmacy,” said the Sydney Pharmacy dean.
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Do you have questions about University of Sydney Pharmacy School and about studying pharmacy at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady: Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone Rachel toll free at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

University of Sydney outlines pharmacy graduates’ options

Are you considering studying pharmacy? Want more info about what your options are after you receive your Bachelor of Pharmacy degree? The University of Sydney outlines your options.

Community Pharmacy

The majority of pharmacists work in community practice (commonly known as a chemist’s shop in Australia or community pharmacy). The Pharmacy Act (1964 – Australia) requires that all community pharmacies are owned by pharmacists, so many practitioners own and operate their own pharmacies. Many pharmacists also work full time or part time as managers or pharmacists-in-charge.

Community pharmacists supply and distribute medicinal and related products. Advice and counselling given by the pharmacist play an important role in maximizing the usefulness of medications while minimizing side effects.

Community pharmacy is continuously evolving, most recently through offering additional services such as

  • providing information to the public and medical practitioners;
  • reviewing medication; and
  • advising medical practitioners about optimal drug therapy and disease-state management.

Community pharmacists are becoming a fully integrated part of the health-care system.

As well, community pharmacists play a role in primary health care and health education and are often the first point of contact with the health-care system. Pharmacists have the expertise to suggest or supply medications for minor illnesses, and to recommend that a customer consult another health professional. Pharmacists also provide a range of medical equipment and therapeutic devices (such as nebulisers and crutches) and explanations about how to use these correctly.

Hospital Pharmacy

Hospital pharmacists work in acute care settings in either the public or private sector. Like their counterparts in community pharmacy, they distribute and review medications, as well as educate patients and allied health professionals to achieve quality use of medicines. Hospital pharmacists perform clinical and applied research, including clinical drug trials, drug utilization studies, applied interventions and pharmaco-economic evaluations. Increasingly, hospital pharmacists provide hospital-to-community liaison services to help patients manage and monitor their medication upon discharge.

Hospital pharmacists work in multidisciplinary teams with medical staff and allied health professionals to provide optimal patient care. They monitor drug therapy to detect and/or minimize the risk of drug interactions and side effects. Many hospital pharmacists attain specialist status in selected therapeutic areas such as cardiology, immunology, manufacturing, hematology, oncology, pediatrics, aged care and anti-coagulation.

Industrial Pharmacy

Because of the broad medical knowledge and skills obtained as part of the pharmacy degree, graduates are also well suited for employment in the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmacists are sought after in the manufacturing, medical, sales and marketing sectors of the industry.

Pharmacy graduates have the potential to take part in all stages of drug utilization, from development and production to registration, clinical assessment, and sales and marketing of products to health care professionals. Employment in the pharmaceutical industry may also provide experience in business development and travel within Australia and overseas.

Research

Postgraduate study allows interested students to gain experience and skills in research. The Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney has a rich research track record and students have the opportunity to work with world leaders in several research fields. Pharmacy qualifications offer unique career options and flexibility, combining a professional degree with research experience. Graduates may seek employment in full-time research work or choose to pursue a research-based higher degree.

Pharmacy graduates with research experience are sought after candidates for senior roles in the pharmaceutical industry.

Other Opportunities

Pharmacists are employed by various government agencies in Australia, both Commonwealth and State, generally in positions concerned with the control, manufacture, supply and distribution of medicines and medicinal preparations. Openings also occur in the defence services and universities.

University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBA

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants are required to have completed their high school diploma in order to be eligible for entry to the University of Sydney‘s Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) program.
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics. To study in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm), you are expected to have knowledge of these subject areas. Grade 12 Physics is also recommended but not required.
  • 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. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Apply to the University of Sydney Pharmacy School!

Learn more about the University of Sydney Pharmacy School and about Australian Pharmacy Schools.

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Do you have questions about University of Sydney Pharmacy School and about studying pharmacy at Australian universities? Want to learn how to become a pharmacist? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady: Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone Rachel toll free at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!