Class of 2012
The NUS PharmD. Programme was a well-structured didactic course that provided a conducive and intensive training experience for me. The program boasts of outstanding and dedicated clinicians and preceptors from the cadre of faculty. The on-site learning and frequent evaluation feedback from the various preceptors was helpful in helping me hone relevant clinical skills and other soft skills such as interacting and communicating well with other healthcare providers and senior physicians. Through these valuable interactions, I have learnt to be a better pharmacist and a better preceptor as well. The multiple presentation opportunities such as the PharmD. seminar helped me to be confident in delivering presentations. Modules such as research methodology and pharmacoeconomics albeit challenging, were crucial in moulding me into a thinking clinician who can now critically evaluate, design, conduct and write up studies for publication.
On a personal note, I have grown into a mature and confident clinician, who can exhibit critical thinking in my daily work. I am also motivated to nurture the young minds of our budding pharmacists. Recognizing the relevant training received during the course, I have since assumed the leadership role in my institution to mentor and lead young pharmacists in their professional development and been appointed to represent pharmacy in the human subjects research programme chapter. With the clinical knowledge and physical assessment skills I am now equipped with, I have greater confidence in embarking on setting up new renal pharmacy services such as the glomerulonephritis clinic since I returned to work. The NUS PharmD. course has definitely brought out the best in me!
PharmD was a whole new experience for me. It was good to have practice incorporated as part of learning. Being able to see and learn from other established pharmacists allowed me to reflect on my own practice and challenges me professionally on how to do better in the care of patients.
Though it was a very compact training programme (the first year), it would have been great to have incorporated other common organ disease states that were not part of undergraduate teachings.
That said, this programme has moulded the way I think and my approach to patient care in my day to day practice, invaluable experience.
Last modified on 20 November, 2015 by Department of Pharmacy