From University to Pharmacy Industry

The National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA) represents students from 17 universities nationwide studying either an undergraduate or postgraduate program. The association advocates for Australian pharmacy students to ensure their future is prosperous and their status, rights and privileges are protected.

Verity Boustead as the National NAPSA President for the 2021/22 term has recently completed her 4th Year as a student and recently completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Degree from Monash University with a High Distinction Average (First Class Honours). Well done Verity!

Past NAPSA President’s and Executive Committee members of the association have become leaders in the pharmacy industry. Australian Health Journal spoke with one of these, Trent Twomey, the National President at Pharmacy Guild of Australia on his role as past National NAPSA President from 2003 to 2004. His role at NAPSA led to being both a professional launchpad during internship and also a personal one, having met his wife, the NAPSA President immediately after his tenure.

For Verity, her focus over the next 12 months with be completing her Master of Pharmacy and working as an intern with Alfred Health in Melbourne. Verity looks forward with excitement to the autonomy in undertaking full time work as a pharmacist, yet still reflecting on the studying necessary during 2022. Recorded in October 2021, Verity spoke to Australian Health Journal on her role at NAPSA and also the value of internships for student moving from university into industry.

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