Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Professor Duffull initiated this symbolic ceremony (2011), providing a formal transition from being a student in Health Science First Year to entering the first professional year of the Pharmacy programme. The School of Pharmacy welcomes 120 new students who received a Code of Conduct “written by the students for the students” say’s Professor Duffull, a Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights brochure and their white dispensing coat.
Guest speaker and School of Pharmacy affiliate pharmacist, Angela Harwood says “I love every single minute of my job!” Currently working as a Clinical Pharmacist Facilitator at Wellsouth Primary Health Network.
Mrs Harwood choose pharmacy because of its diversity within the workforce. “You’re really, really lucky”, Mrs Harwood says, explaining how pharmacy has grown and how it will continue to grow.
Nineteen-year-old Leah Mualia, moved to New Zealand from Samoa last year to join her sister at Otago University. Leah’s Grandfather and father are both pharmacists and Leah hopes to return home to help run their family pharmacy. Leah credits the support she has received from Otago University Pacific Islands Research & Student Support Unit (PIRSSU), seen below with Associate Dean (Pacific) Faumuina Associate Professor Fa’afetai Sopoaga and the School of Pharmacy Pacific Island support Professor Pauline Norris.