John Mishriky pursued a career in pharmacy because he wanted to be actively involved in the healthcare industry, now he's applying the skills gained at RMIT as a Pharmacist.
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Associate Lecturer in Pharmacy, RMIT University and Pharmacist
The degree at RMIT not only gave me theoretical knowledge but also provided me with the skills to deliver high quality patient care. Dealing with patients and talking to them about the appropriate use of their medicines is imperative to the role.
I’ve always wanted to study pharmacy, particularly understanding diseases and how they can be treated.
I loved the environment at RMIT. Everyone was really friendly and we were a small class, which made it feel more like a family. The staff knew us all by name and they were always involved in our extra-curricular activities.
I was studying pharmacy at another university when I decided to transfer to RMIT at the end of my first year. Initially I was worried about making the move, but now that I’ve completed my studies, I truly believe that transferring to RMIT was the best decision.
Studying pharmacy was intense at times, but having friends who were in the same boat made it much more enjoyable!
My studies at RMIT not only gave me the theoretical knowledge but also provided me with the skills to deliver high quality patient care. Dealing with patients and talking to them about the appropriate use of their medicines is imperative to being a pharmacist.
The pharmacy practice lecturers ensured I developed strong communication and patient care skills through oral examinations and lot of practice during lectures. We were always given feedback which definitely helped me improve.
During third year, I spent two weeks on placement at the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Canberra. It was an amazing experience and really opened my eyes to the range of career opportunities in pharmacy.
I’ve completed the requirements of an intern, and am now a qualified Pharmacist. I hope to eventually complete a PhD looking at cardiovascular and endocrine clinical therapeutics.