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Student profile: Pharmacy

Meet Gloria Mirzaei
We caught up with pharmacy student, Gloria Mirzaei, to find out why she chose her degree and what it's like studying at the University of Sydney.
Sydney Pharmacy School student

Why did you choose to study Pharmacy?

I started working in a pharmacy when I was 15 and had just fallen in love with the idea of having one-on-one interactions with patients on a regular basis.

What does a typical day at uni look like for you?

It would be a early start, piccolo on hand going to Fisher library to study with friends and then attending lecture or labs if I need to for the day.

What has surprised you most about your degree?

The hands on experience! I wouldn’t have thought I would be making so many medicines from scratch. Also the medical knowledge I’m gaining to speak to patients about their medications has given me confidence to counsel them. It showed me that I am more than a person who “sticks a label on a box.”

What do you like most about studying at Usyd?

There’s so much USYD has to offer. I’ve constantly been involved in either faculty board meetings or staff student liaison committee, it adds to the feeling of bringing academic staff and students together. I love all the friends I’ve made from joining clubs and societies!

What advice would you give other students just starting out?

Being a student who initially never attended lectures, make sure to attend lectures. You get to meet more people and it helps you to stay motivated throughout your degree.