Stephanie Cox moved from Tasmania to pursue studies in pharmacy, now she is looking forward to completing her internship at Western Health and realising her dream of becoming a hospital pharmacist.
I realised early-on that I wanted to be a hospital pharmacist and I'm looking forward to undertaking my internship in the pharmacy department at Western Health.
I’ve always enjoyed working with people and the opportunity to work as a pharmacist and have a positive impact on patient healthcare and lifestyle choices appealed to me.
Moving from Tasmania to Victoria to study meant leaving behind my family and friends. RMIT’s small classes allowed me to make new friends and the staff were very supportive, they helped make the transition easier. RMIT also has excellent facilities and student services.
As part of my studies I completed a community pharmacy placement where I now work part-time. This has been a great experience and allowed me to apply what I’ve learnt at university in my work.
The highlight of my studies was taking part in a group project at the Alfred Hospital. The project was hard work and took a lot of commitment, but it was incredibly rewarding and allowed me to establish professional connections and develop skills that will help my career.
While studying I have been part of the RMIT Association of Pharmacy Students (RAPS) and a representative on the Staff and Student Consultative Committee (SSCC). These roles have enabled me to engage with students across all year levels and represent my fellow peers. I’ve been able to provide a link between the staff and students and have thoroughly enjoyed the work and extra responsibilities. Taking part has given me more confidence in my own abilities and taught me to manage my time effectively.
I realised early-on that I wanted to be a hospital pharmacist and I’m looking forward to undertaking my internship in the pharmacy department at Western Health.