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.
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.
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.”
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!
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.