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Caring for our communities

The School of Pharmacy is committed to caring for our communities through:

  • Excellence in education and development of the pharmacy workforce,
  • Excellence in research into pharmaceuticals and healthcare,
  • Translating our research into practical knowledge and products that improve the health of our communities.

University of Otago Pharmacy graduates credit their degree with developing strong practical and analytical skills which have formed the backbone of their professional lives.

Truc Nguyen, Pharmacy Graduate (232px)“Pharmacy has evolved from what it once was and there are so many avenues that pharmacists can undertake as a career. Knowing this fact is what drove me initially into pharmacy as a profession. And has it lived up to my expectations? Yes! There are no limitations in what pharmacists can do in their area of work, whether you’re in the community, industry, or hospital.”

Truc Nguyen, Otago Pharmacy Graduate (2003) and Surgical Pharmacy Team Leader / ICU Pharmacist, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland.

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