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PHARMACY

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PHARMACY YEARBOOK GRADUATING CLASS OF

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USYD We acknowledge and pay respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land on which we have trained to become pharmacists. It is upon their ancestral lands that the University of Sydney is built. As we share our own knowledge, teaching, learning and research practices within this university may we also pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.) Oh! The Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss

Copyright © Pharmacy Yearbook Committee 2011 – All rights reserved. Editor-in-Chief: Ashley Cao-Nguyen Photographers: Wilma Kong, Scarlett Zou Editorial and Review Committee: Christina Cho, Tram Do, Sarita Lo, Jia Lin Luo, Thi Cam Nguyen, Thi Truong Except as provided by the Copyright Act 1968, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the committee. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of the committee unless explicitly stated. Whilst care has been taking in the preparation of this publication, the Yearbook Committee does not accept responsibility for the accuracy of the information in this yearbook. Readers should make their own enquiries when making decisions pertaining to their interests.

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2011

Pharmacy Yearbook

From the Editor and Committee 4 Messages from the Key Players 5 Lecturer’s Final Words 9 SUPA 14 BUMP and Blooms 16 National Student Business Plan Competition

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PSOTY 18 SHPA Representative Report 19 Profiles

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Honours 44 Honours International (Glasgow) 45 Honours International (Nottingham) 46 International (New Zealand) 47 Industry 48 Rural (Broken Hill) 49 Rural (Lismore) 48 Years in Review – 2008 52 Years in Review – 2009 53 Years in Review – 2010 54 Political Compass 55 Years in Review – 2011 56 A Night at the Opera 59 Pharmacy Awards 63

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EDITOR & COMMITTEE

Congratulations class of 2011! To the sceptics in all of us, after 4 years you can with great relief proudly say we made it through – despite not always being able to see the end. The lecturers were seriously not kidding at Orientation when they said “pharmacy is hard”! Albeit, I don’t regret a single moment! The past four years have truly been __________. One particular fond memory would have to be the use of Insulin and Ventolin as weapons against boredom (courtesy of 4821 workshops) ;-). I would like to thank the Yearbook Committee for their ideas and hard work throughout the year. My gratitude extends to the USYD Faculty of Pharmacy - especially Narelle De Costa and Tim Jones, and SUPA for their financial support which made this project possible. Thank you to the entire year for your involvement, because you have helped make this book as representative as possible. I appreciate the efforts of all individuals who have contributed their time in writing articles and submitting photos. I am most grateful to Diana Ho-Huynh (Editor of the USYD Pharmacy 2010 Yearbook) and Michael Gould for their patience and guidance as my go-to people this year. Working on the yearbook with the committee has been an extremely worthwhile Pharmacy

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endeavour, and without hesitation, I would do it again. It has been a great privilege to have spent the past four years with all of you. My hope is that as you turn each page, you will be able to see how far we’ve come, reminisce the good times, and how we kept pushing through our share of hard times. I wish for nothing but the best for our intern year, or to those taking a new direction in life. The current United Nations SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-Moon who visited our campus in September implored us to “Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous.” These words are fitting as we are about to enter a profession which is rapidly changing and evolving. It is very daunting, and I am certain we have all wondered if we will need new jobs on the unemployment line. However, if the academics in their ivory towers are to be believed, we will be doing more than “licking ‘n sticking” boxes... God bless for a bright and successful future, Ashley Cao-Nguyen Editor-in-Chief P.S. See if you can unscramble the word below and pick out the song allusions ;-) M A L O B R E E M


Now is an exciting time in your life, with many new prospects opening up to you. I believe the pharmacy profession is evolving and growing to embrace new demographics, new medicines, and new models of practice. I believe the role you will play as pharmacists will be broader, more challenging and more satisfying professionally.

THE DEAN’S MESSAGE

It is my pleasure to congratulate you all on graduating from your pharmacy studies. Graduating from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney is a prestigious honour and you should feel very proud to have successfully completed your studies.

FROM THE ASSOCIATE DEAN On behalf of the Faculty, I’d like to congratulate you all on your

I hope you take advantage of the skills and knowledge you have gained during your time here and embrace all future opportunities that present themselves to you. Pharmacists are an integral part of the healthcare system and have the capacity to directly affect the lives and lifestyles of the people with whom they interact. Whether you register as a pharmacist and work in community or hospital pharmacy, enter the pharmaceutical industry, work for government agencies, contribute to research and academia, you will have the ability and expertise to help

improve the well being of the nation.  Pharmacy is a highly valued profession and one you should be proud to be part of. My advice to you on your graduation is to remember that it is important to distinguish and differentiate yourself in your career whether through exceptional leadership, relevant research, further course work programs or international experience. I encourage you to consider continuing your education to further your career and also to stay in touch with the faculty and friends via our alumni association. Congratulations again on your achievements and I wish you the very best in your future personal and professional development and careers. Professor Iqbal Ramzan Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy

graduation. For some of you the last 4 years will have flown by, but for others there will have been times when you thought this day would never come. Whichever category you belong to, your undergraduate days are now behind you now, and I’m sure that you will all be looking forward to rewarding careers in the Pharmacy profession.

We hope that you will remember your time with us with fond memories and that you’ll continue to stay in touch. There will always be a welcome for you in your Pharmacy ‘home’ and we are always looking to our graduates to help in encouraging the Pharmacy students of the future. Imagine that, YOU are now the role models for future students.

We are very proud of all our graduates and have greatly appreciated being involved in this first stage of your development as Pharmacists. Many of you will be returning to do your ITP with us next year, so we’ll see you soon, but for those who are not, we hope that you will always think of the Faculty first when considering your continuing professional development.

Work hard, play hard, and take great pride in your achievements so far. Many congratulations and best wishes for the future. Professor Paul Groundwater Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching

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co-ordinate your 10 year reunion in 2022! The PAA committee is made up of former pharmacy students of the University of Sydney, and the objective of the Association is to foster, promote, and support lifelong friendships and to provide a conduit for mutual support amongst Alumni and professional colleagues. Make sure your contact details are current so that you are kept up to date. Congratulations! Your years of study and hard work have paid off, on behalf of the Pharmacy Alumni Association, may I welcome you to the pharmacy profession. As a graduating student of the University of Sydney, you are now a member of the Pharmacy Alumni Association (PAA). The PAA serves as your connection to the Faculty of Pharmacy in the years to come. We will keep you up-to-date with news, invite you to pharmacy events, and even

As the latest batch of star recruits, you are presented with a multitude of options for the future. The intern year is an important training ground for equipping yourself to be a great pharmacist. Take your time. Ask lots of questions. And soak up the wisdom and experience of those around you. Pharmacy is constantly evolving and it will be the new generation of pharmacists that will be driving and implementing the changes in professional services and clinical care. Pharmacy 10 years

the strength of our students, and although for many of you the past however-many years have been something of a struggle, I very much hope you can look back on them with a sense of achievement and a recognition of how much you have matured and developed. 

It’s a special privilege to be allowed to say a few words as you move from your pharmacy degree to beyond. I’ve watched you all – admittedly from the sidelines for a couple of years – as you have transformed from wide-eyed first years to competent and confident almost-pharmacists, and I look forward to seeing many of you take the final steps towards registration next year. As always you’re a diverse group, but that’s

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Some of you may be wondering what the future is going to be like for pharmacists. I think that’s the wrong question actually. A better question might be: What am I going to do to create MY future? You have come out of university with a great preparation – now it’s up to you to work out what comes next. It’s the end of your pharmacy degree but only the start of your career and the key is never to stop learning. Certainly the world of pharmacy is a competitive place, but there are many opportunities which will open up for you if you look

from now will look quite different to pharmacy 10 years ago, and that’s very exciting. I encourage you to remain active in the workforce, as advocates for the profession. Connecting with professional pharmacy organisations and maintaining ties with the university will serve to develop a strong network of colleagues and friends alike. In my experience, being actively involved leads to a more rewarding pharmacy career whilst having the added benefit of contributing to the greater good. Don’t be a passenger – there is plenty of room in the driver’s seat! All the very best, and I look forward to catching up at the next Alumni event.

Regards, Lachlan Rose President Pharmacy Alumni Association, University of Sydney

for them. For some of you that may be further study – perhaps clinical coursework such as through the university’s Graduate Certificate, or perhaps research. For others it will be in service delivery of the highest possible standard. For yet others it will be looking outside the traditional roles of pharmacists, and for still others it will be creating new roles. It sounds trite, but the only real limits are those you set for yourself. You can strive for excellence in any area of practice, and I hope you are inspired to do that. You are the next generation of our leaders, and the future of pharmacy will be what YOU make it. I wish you every success and satisfaction in whatever you choose to do.

Erica Sainsbury First Year Coordinator


Dear Students, As your second year coordinator and teacher, it has been a real pleasure to have the opportunity to get to know you, some individually, some in a group, and seeing all of you growing up as young adults. Your journey as a pharmacy undergraduate student was more profound than just learning different subjects in pharmacy. Believe me, all the challenges you encountered as a student enriched you and gave you a unique experience in your life that you will appreciate and remember in the future. The good thing about teaching pharmacy students is that sometimes in the future, somewhere - quite possibly behind the counter of a pharmacy - I will meet you again as you try to help me out with my medication. You may or may not recognise and remember me. But I hope if you do remember me (oh, this little guy with his funny accent was my teacher at uni!!!), that moment brings you good memories from when you were a student with us. I wish you all the best,

Ramin Second Year Coordinator

Dear final year students,   Congratulations on making it to this part of the journey. I sincerely wish you all the best on your future as pharmacists (or not). Thank you for being a great third year cohort in 2010. This was the first year we ran the new integrated 3rd year and all of you adapted quite nicely to the 6 week blocks of learning. I hope that you always have fond memories of Sydney University Pharmacy Faculty and your friends and even your teachers (like me?). I also hope that you are well and truly over the stress of the OSCE exam by now, but you one day look back at that as a positive experience to prepare you for your Pharmacy Board Exam or other exams you might have in the future.

If any of you decide to have a go at research in the future, I am pretty sure I’ll still be here so make sure you contact me! Best of luck, have a ball, and remember pharmacists really can, and do make a difference to patients’ lives. From your old third year

coordinator, Bek Moles (NB: This photo was taken before a SUPA Harbour Cruise)

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Graduands of 2011, You have just arrived at a point in your journey through life where you can reflect on what you have achieved, how you’ve grown, and can contemplate the many potential pathways that now lie before you. From my interactions with you and from what I have heard from my colleagues, I know that you are well prepared for the next phase in your professional lives and that you will be fine ambassadors for our Faculty. Congratulations on achieving so much.

When I became a pharmacist many years ago there was a sense of comfort within the profession but also restlessness among many of Pharmacy’s leaders that the profession was slow to realise its potential in health care. Many things have changed significantly since then. The sense of comfort that once existed has largely disappeared in the face of many challenges in the health care environment. At the same time there have been many important advances in the roles that pharmacists fulfil. The one constant seems to be the enduring sense that our profession can do more. I know that you are all equipped to do more than you will be asked to do at times as you embark on your careers. You may feel frustration from this. However, you should see this as a challenge that you can address. The future of our profession, the roles that our practitioners fulfil and your own satisfaction are all in your hands. know you all better, and most importantly, seeing you develop in your last year at the Faculty of Pharmacy. I have enjoyed seeing how well you have integrated your knowledge and clinical skills in Integrated Dispensing Practice, and how you have gained more confidence and knowledge over the semester.

Dear Students, Well done and many congratulations! You made it! Not long left before you can practice as a pharmacist. Practice professionally, safely, and ethically, and always have the interests of your patients at heart. It has been a great pleasure teaching you, and getting to

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It has been a very special pleasure and privilege to be the Honours Coordinator this year, and be involved at various levels with the Honours students. Thank you for being such great students and sharing the ‘adventures’ of a new elective with us, especially those who travelled overseas and those who conducted industrial projects. I am proud of all of you! Thank you for providing the educational opportunity for the staff and teacher practitioners of the Faculty. The doors of the

You find yourselves in a world that is undergoing immense and rapid change – more so, than any previous generation has experienced. In the face of such change the future of Pharmacy lies with those of you who can foresee the opportunities for improving how health care is delivered and where people with your skills and knowledge can contribute. You all have the capacity to lead our profession successfully on many of the possible pathways that lie ahead. I look forward to following your progress and to hearing about the exciting avenues you are pursuing. Feel free to return from time to time to share your experiences with us. Congratulations again and my very best wishes to you all.

Romano Fois Fourth Year Coordinator

Faculty are always open to you, and we hope to see at least some of you back for post-graduate studies or to share your clinical experience with future pharmacy students and give something back to the pharmacy community. Get out there, be engaged and active in your profession, support your fellow pharmacists and be proud of what you have achieved. Engage with other healthcare professionals, and never lose sight of the fact that you are experts in medicines and you have a professional and ethical responsibility to ensure appropriate use of medicines by your patients.

Associate Professor Parisa Aslani Integrated Dispensing Coordinator Honours Coordinator


LECTURERS’ FINAL WORDS TO 4TH YEAR First a bit of Biochemistry advice! As pharmacists, people will often come to you for an opinion on some fantastic new weight loss program.  It is very important to base your opinion on the fundamentals – ie, the coupling that totally links the rate of fuel oxidation (metabolism) with the rate at which we are using ATP (energy demand).  The most important thing you learnt with me was that ‘you can’t burn fuel without doing work’ - so unless the intervention finds some way to uncouple this relationship or introduce some other inefficiency, it is not valid.  Additionally, burning one fuel over another makes no difference as, in the end, we are a closed system and must obey the rules of thermodynamics.  What goes in must be burnt (or lost in some other way) for us not to put on weight regardless of what nutrients we take or what we burn at a particular time. Finally a bit of personal advice! You will go a lot further in life if you recognise and embrace what you are good at and don’t waste time engaging in things that make you feel disempowered or disinterested.  I say this from the position of having made many mistakes in this area, not from practicing what I preach!  However the old adage is true: if you find a job you love, you will never have to work again. Good luck with everything!

I’d like to wish you all the best for your future and don’t forget that your services are also required in places other than Sydney.  A pharmacist is one of the few jobs that allows you to go anywhere and the country folk or people from the smaller town centres are really community orientated. If you are bored of being in a pharmacy and need to be further challenged, don’t forget research.  Just come along and talk to us.  Wishing you all the best from the autacoids/allergy guy.

Brent McParland Congratulations to all of you completing the Bachelor of Pharmacy. You should all be very proud of your efforts. But remember, what marks the end of your life as a student also marks the beginning of your life as a professional. The end of your Pharmacy degree also marks a chapter in a life of learning. Many of you will choose to do further formal study, others will stay in Pharmacy, but all of you will continue to learn in one way or another to meet the challenges of your chosen career. I know that all of you will rise to these challenges and I wish you all the best.

Jane Hanrahan

Cheerio,

Gareth Denyer

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LECTURERS’ FINAL WORDS TO 4TH YEAR Dear Graduates of 2011,          You are to be congratulated on what is a signal achievement – successfully completing the BPharm is not easy, nor should it be, you have accomplished much, and I am convinced that you will achieve much more in the future. It has been a pleasure to have known you, both professionally and personally, and hopefully you will remain close to the faculty and the staff.  Do not rest on your laurels, continue to strive for excellence and success will certainly be yours for the taking. Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom, a reputation you have earned honestly, with integrity, and hard work. You are the future of the Profession, carry this responsibility with confidence, and be ready for any opportunity when it comes, destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. I wish you all the very best for the future, and there are a few thoughts I’d like to leave you with: “The only race you have to win is the race against yourself - there will always be someone faster and stronger but there will never be another you, so look within and push your own personal boundaries” Anon “Avoid problems, and you’ll never be the one who overcame them.” Richard Bach And finally, “I thought you’d never f**ck off.” J. F. Howe Dai Hibbs

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It is always a great pleasure to teach the bright students of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney.  If you didn’t yet realise, I’m often on about 3D protein structure.  Maybe more recently you remember a lecture on aspects of Biotechnology too.  Come back some time and chat, or stop me in the street or the pharmacy you’re in, but expect at least a little of the talk to be about protein structure!! In the mean time all the best to everyone finishing up, and may I wish you all great success in your life after your Pharmacy degrees. Bret Church


LECTURERS’ FINAL WORDS TO 4TH YEAR Dear 4th Year Cohort of 2011, I am privileged to have been one of the people to have taught you this year. I admire the resilience, brilliance, and patience you all demonstrated with the new curriculum. I have learnt many things from you all, and I hope you picked up a few skills from PHAR 4811 (it is the one!). However this blurb is about you. So I would like to wish you all a great future ahead in a meaningful profession like pharmacy. I know some people at the moment feel a bit low regarding the pharmacy situation - but YOU are the future of the profession, your drive, motivation, and professionalism will surely take pharmacy to new heights. The profession will output what you input - a golden rule for exams and for life.  For those of you who move to other pastures (no pasture is necessarily more green), I hope you still take pride in your pharmacy background. Many people in 4th year say they are sooooooooooo eager to leave uni and face the ‘real world’, that they are sick of assessments and tutorials and lectures. Trust me, in years to come you will reflect on your halcyon days of university life … these 4 years are probably those of close friendships and a cocktail of fun, work, some highs and minor lows (usually only after exam results are out)…. I hope that for your cohort, real life mirrors all the good things at uni, but with additional incentives of the financial variety and continued good health. Bandana Saini

Congratulations to the pharmacy graduating class of 2011. Your exciting journey as health care professionals is about to begin. You are entering the workforce at an economically challenging time which on the one hand may appear to restrict opportunities for employment, but which also holds the promise of an expanding role for pharmacists to work in collaborative health care delivery. You should always remember that you are privileged by society to use your knowledge and skills to contribute to the health of the community. Take this responsibility very seriously, practice ethically, and take every opportunity to make a difference to the community you serve.  I wish you all every success in the future. Best wishes, Ines Krass

As a lecturer: Don’t forget your molecular biology, it will change disease diagnosis and drug delivery in the next 20 – 30 years. I fear the material I presented on obesity will become more relevant also. As a mother: you are the first “port of call” for mothers with sick children. Please listen to them. All the very best to you all, Dale Hancock

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LECTURERS’ FINAL WORDS TO 4TH YEAR Dear Graduates, Congratulations! You have finally reached the end of 4th year!! You must be ecstatic. Whilst you sigh with relief, after all these years of climbing mountains of work and study and exams, as you so deserve to – there are a few messages for you to consider. As you embark on your careers, armed with a great education and high aspirations for what lies ahead, do remember this: you are the future of the profession, and upon your shoulders lie the responsibilities to uphold the good reputation and standing of the profession of pharmacy and move it into the future. Keeping that in mind, I urge you all to enrol in professional organisations and engage in activities relating to the profession.

To the class of 2011, Congratulations on completing your pharmacy degree and welcome to our profession.  You have been one of the best groups of students and have achieved great results, but remember the learning has just begun! Become as active in our profession as you can – join a young pharmacist group and help shape the future, participate in our research projects, come back to uni from time to time, consider a PhD… I wish you all well for your intern year and beyond. Happy holidays! Tim Chen

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Always continue to seek continuing education without waiting for it to be compulsory. Retain contacts with your faculty and university, as the best platform to reignite friendships and collegiality. We would love to see you back again whether to organise a reunion or to continue with higher degree education. It is always a pleasure to see you and watch you grow both intellectually and professionally. I wish you all the very best of luck with your careers and hope to see you all fully fledged pharmacists within a few months! Best wishes to all, Betty Chaar

Congratulations on all you hard work! No doubt the knowledge you have gained will be put to good use in your careers, but more importantly, some of the friends you have made will walk the rest of your journey with you. Best of luck in your new endeavours :-) Tina Hinton


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SUPA

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Some of my best times at uni were my time as President of SUPA. The SUPA office was my second home, the committee was my second family, but the good times that came from these chilled and at times chaotic experiences have shaped the person I am today. This of course, the committee 2010/11. All the achievements, all of the battles, all of the fun involved each and every member of our SUPA team. These phenomenal efforts produced funky publications, outstanding sporting endeavours, high standard presentations, well rounded professional development events and off the hizzy social events that we will all remember. My experiences in SUPA will be cherished from the dodgy meetings waiting for quorum, sleeping in the SUPA office, organising a dance performance and the 2010 Gala Ball (without any past dance training or experience), going to Germany to represent USyd Pharmacy, riding of the ‘fuk SUPA’ paradigm to partying it up at the events that we made and created, and most of all working in a team with your best friends to achieve outstanding results. I wish the very best of luck to the committee 2010/11 in their endeavours to greatness as with the graduating fourth years of 2011.   Michael Gould President 2010/11 Sydney University Pharmacy Association

So I was the SUPA Treasurer for 2010-2011 and I must say the job looks much more appealing than it really is!! Only joking. I actually had a really great time in SUPA and it definitely opened up a lot more opportunities than I ever imagined. My most memorable memory must have been the opportunity to participate in a summer exchange to Velbert Germany, where I met some great pharmacists and participated in many activities including scrubbing in and attending a live pancreatic cancer removal. I mean when would you ever expect to attend a live surgery? Apart from this of course it was an opportunity to explore Europe with some of the best people (my committee) that I could ask for. Other than that experience SUPA has also allowed me to contribute to many things on campus such as help organise the multiple events which I believe, were all great successes and definitely a lot of fun. All in all I will cherish all the memories that SUPA has given me and it has definitely made my experience at Uni a much more enjoyable one. So thanks guys for having me as part of your committee and I hope you all enjoyed your time and experience at uni as much as I have. Love you all,

It all started with a rained out BBQ. Cops and robbers running around Newtown being pursued by real cops. An ark with animals lined up two by two. A ball with a performance that has been immortalised in history. Honour being restored to the 4th year boat race teams in Luigi hats. A cruise so epic that it finally happened; someone fell overboard. A year full of lots of fun, lots of stress, lots of Hydralyte, and lots of memories. Thank you to my wonderful SUPA family, and to you, our wonderful, supportive grade for making it such a blast! xo

Some of you might be thinking ‘Uni is tough enough as it is sometimes, why would anyone want to add more on top of that by joining SUPA?’ But not wanting to make the same mistakes that I made back in high school, I decided that I wanted to get more involved during Uni. Being the Secretary was some of the most stressful yet enjoyable times that I’ve spent in Uni. It goes without saying that organising events, liaising with the Faculty and dealing with the Union can be a pain, but at the same time; having a room to bum in, microwave to use and a fridge full of ‘refreshments’ does have its up sides. But it was the committee that I got the pleasure of working with that made the time so unforgettable, and special mention to the fellow Execs who had to put up with my shortcomings every now and then!

Cindy Lau Vice-President

So why did I choose to be the merchandise officer? Well clearly because it has my last name in it “merchandiser”. Just born to be in this job. So basically for the year I was the one responsible for the books and utensils. It wasn’t an easy job with over 500 books placed on order for 5 different year groups. Let’s just say that filled up four A4 folders and a lot of double checking. Overall, it was a wonderful position and I learnt that being organised will save you ALOT of time. Dennis Chan Marketing (formerly Merchandise)

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Amanda Zhong Treasurer

We got up to so many things, but the memory that sticks in my mind most would definitely have to be boy band dance moves we pulled out in the 2010 Ball. Everyone that knows me knows that I’m rhythmically retarded and that being able to pull that off is a miracle in itself. I still remember all the practice sessions we had in the office after hours (I think it took me around 14 weeks to get the moves right! – special thanks to Michael for the idea and the help!). A close second would be the SUPA ‘tradition’ of spending a night sleeping over in the office. Jia Lin Secretary


Hi my name is Christina and I was in charge of SUPA social events for 2010/2011 which included pub crawls, cruises, trivia nights, and the ball. I enjoyed it thoroughly and couldn’t have done it all without the rest of the SUPA committee. We became like a big family by the end after spending so much time together and through all the ups and downs. At times it was stressful with all the uni work, but in the end it was all very rewarding. I really enjoyed my role in the SUPA committee and it has definitely made my uni life more memorable. Christina Cho Events Hi, my name is Steven, and I was the IT officer on the SUPA Committee 2010/11. My time in SUPA was very enjoyable as I was able to meet new people and be a part of something that was able to enhance everyone else’s time at uni. At times, the tasks that I had to complete seemed a bit tedious, but seeing my videos played in a lecture made it all worthwhile. The people I got to work with in SUPA made me enjoy attending lectures, and if you know me at all, is quite an accomplishment. I am very thankful to those that allowed me to be a part of this SUPA committee and the SUPA committee themselves, for making my term one of my highlights at uni. Steven Gindy IT Hey guys! I was the Professional Development officer for SUPA 2010/2011.  With all the fun of the pubcrawls and cruises, comes the need for some professional development. Basically my job was to organise and coordinate educational events to further the education of all pharmacy students.   Some of the events included the Blackmores courses, First Aid course and the Careers Night which had a great turnout even though it seemed like it went on and on. SUPA was a rollercoaster ride but in the end it was a wonderful experience that I was happy and proud to be a part of.  At times, it was challenging but we became like a family and I was lucky to be working alongside some of my closest friends which made it all the more enjoyable.

Hi my name is Sarah and I was lucky enough to be nominated as Publications Officer for 2010/2011. SUPA was such great fun. It was fantastic to be involved in the ideas and planning for all those events and programs! My favourites were the Second Hand Book Sale (how corny!), I couldn’t believe how many people came in during the first 10 minutes! My other favourite SUPA times were practising dancing in the tiny office with all the chairs against the wall for the Pharmacy Ball, playing Tetris trying to fit all the UDL’s in the fridge and talking to all the new students at O-week :) It was also great to have the opportunity to travel to Germany. I thought our team was one of the best and brought, as all years do, something different and fresh to the SUPA legacy. Hope you guys enjoyed it! Sarah Lawes Publications For the past one and a half years my Wednesdays were spent either on the field or at the gym, throwing together a team of pharmacy & “pharmacy” kids to take on the rest of the faculties. Other days were spent in meetings, pretending to listen and understand what the heck Mr President Gouldy was talking about. SUPA was an awesome experience, especially getting to know all the awesomes from the grade above! (♥) I can easily say that I had the most chilled out job out of the group, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t get the job done! Pharmacy has defs built up it’s badasses-with-hectic-sports-jerseys rep, by taking out a few sports each week! We’ve made a huge impact on the interfaculty comp ladder for the past two years, making the Education PE teachers and Health Science B.Exercise kids (not “real” degrees lol) keep a wary eye on us. Anyway to finish up my second term as sports rep, I was lucky enough to get the “Female Interfaculty Sports Rep of the Year” award (awww), but best of all, I’m glad to finally get my Wednesday afternoons back!! Chantelle Tran Sports

Annie Le Professional Development

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BLOOMS The Blooms Business Skills Courses offered as an optional extracurricular activity from second year to Masters has been successful among pharmacy students since its inception in 2008. In small weekly groups, students were afforded the opportunity to learn from and pick the brains of the best in the field. Presenters ranged from dynamic and forward-thinking pharmacy owners such as Terry Herfort, Catherine Bronger, and Daniel Rifkin who taught the Retail Management and Business Planning modules. Other speakers included the Faculty’s Wendy Poyser who wrote the modules for Negotiation and Leadership, and Mark Bouw who strongly supported the implementation of new technologies in pharmacy such as dispensing robots to improve the dispensary workflow. Other modules open to students were: Accounting and Financial Management and How to Buy a Pharmacy. We would like to thank the Faculty for operating this innovative program, with the generous support of Blooms the Chemist, and the presenters who gave us their time so that we could acquire valuable business skills relevant to the commercial side of pharmacy.

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BUSINESS UNDERGRADUATE MENTORING PROGRAM (BUMP) The Business Undergraduate Mentoring Program, or more affectionately known as BUMP, is another course which equips select students with business knowledge and skills. The program runs over two semesters between second and third year and links students with successful pharmacy owner mentors. Students also attend seminars, alternating fortnightly between the two. Specialist seminars cover a range of topics and were delivered by respected experts such as Lillian Chen, Annette Ivory-Barker, Peter Saccasan, and Meryl Kane. To conclude the program, students were asked in small groups to choose among themselves, a pharmacy which they had been visiting over the past year, and analyse the business and its competitors. Some groups mystery shopped while others engaged the class in a version of The Price is Right. We are grateful to the Faculty, especially Pina Valente who organised the innovative speakers to lecture us fortnightly, and the mentors who believe in the importance of providing the next generation of pharmacists an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the business.


BUSINESS COMPETITION The National Student Business Plan Competition is an initiative run by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and is open to all pharmacy students. The competition is designed to encourage the future pharmacy owners of Australia (that’s us) to use our young minds and ample supply of energy to come up with innovative new business ideas in community pharmacy and turn them into feasible business plans. Easy, right? Welcome to Contact Pharmacy, a revolutionary new business concept which uses smartphone technology to target the mental health and disability sector, and service their health. Contact Pharmacy is the brain child of the Sydney University team, and its creation did not come without a bit of sweat, a few tears, mixed with a large dollop of sleep deprivation. Team Captain Eric Chan used his almost inhuman store of energy to chivvy his not-so-eager-teammates Chelsea Lewis, Dennis Chan and Kyle Boggio into action at 2am the night before the due date. We are forever grateful. The competition was split into 5 stages, and at each stage more teams were eliminated, taking the competition from 18 teams down to a bare 3 by the finals. Each stage covered a different aspect behind a business, using the data from the initial business plan to answer tricky real world questions, and plan tactics for upcoming changes within the industry of pharmacy. With the dedication and support of our mentor Daniel Rifkin, the team captain of the Sydney team which won in 2008, the Sydney team tackled each stage head on and passed with flying colours. When it came to the semi-finals, Rifkin set up meetings with business owners and Guild Accountants to pitch our ideas and hone our answers. We took our revised pitch to a phoneconference with the judges brimming with confidence and feeling smug, however a lethal dose of criticism followed by an awkward pause left all of us shaky and afraid that we might not have nailed this final hurdle. We were all feeling deflated and our pride wounded when the phone call came through. We had 4 days to pack for Cairns.

The finals were held at the Pharmacy Women’s Congress in tropical Cairns. When we found out we were competing against the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology, things changed. This wasn’t just a competition anymore, this was an all out State of Origin War. With hearts in our mouths we pitched Contact Pharmacy to a panel of 4 judges, our “potential investors,” and a live audience of around 150 pharmacists. It was an unbelievable experience. All the effort of the previous 5 months condensed into 5 minutes in the spotlight. After the adrenalin wore off, it was all down to waiting. The rest of the day was spent meeting people within the Pharmacy Society of Australia, the Guild and various executives of Blackmores and Gold Cross. The results were announced at dinner that night. By that stage the whole team decided the outcome was irrelevant. We had already gained flights to Cairns, free accommodation, made connections within the Guild, PSA, and with business owners, gained graduate positions and been hailed as the cream of the next generation of pharmacists. And of course there was an open bar. We were already winning.

The judge’s vote declared Queensland University of Technology the competition winners, with Sydney University running a very close second. It was a good result, and after that all that was left to do was celebrate by drinking excessively. The team of Sydney University, Eric, Dennis, Chelsea and Kyle would like to thank everybody who supported us through the competition, from friends and family to the guys at the Pharmacy Office for letting us use their phone. A big thanks goes to Lisa Kouladjian, Paul Sharman, Peter Saccasan, Director of Pharmacy Services at Guild Accountants, and Justin Ree, Senior Manager at Guild Accountants, for sharing their time and expertise. And of course our biggest thanks goes to Daniel Rifkin, who stuck by us and never stopped believing in Contact Pharmacy. Chelsea Lewis USYD Team Member

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The Pharmacy Student of the Year (PSOTY) is a competition run by the PSA where students are judged on their responses to counseling scenarios such as “Ah! I think my daughter has nits, what should I do!?” Students from masters and 4th year were invited to compete in the first round, which involved Duncan from reception (pretending to) try to quit smoking whilst using his Ventolin to help him pass a scuba diving exam! From there, I was excited to be included in the finals with Kelvin Cao, Brad Ryan, and Nicole Cerruto. The finals were held in the Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, with students from our year as well as several lecturers coming along to support. The two scenarios were based on the topics of worming medication for a family, and constipation (pretty!). I was very nervous to sit in the waiting area before tackling each scenario with Kelvin who was very well prepared! It was great to be able to watch the other finalists, who were extremely professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Everyone got a little stumped on the worming medications to use in pregnancy! But everyone figured it out in the end. Afterwards, I was very surprised and honoured to be announced the Sydney University winner.

was greatly assisted in my preparation with the help and guidance of Rebekah Moles, Jonathan Pemn, and Betty Charr, who took time out of their busy schedules to quiz, test, and train me up for the big day. I would like to thank them for their effort and fun that I had in preparing for the final. On the day, I met with the two other finalists from Newcastle University and Charles Stuart University - one of whom had never been to Sydney and took the rest of the day to visit the zoo! It was a very nerve racking experience, and we were required to once again do two scenarios in front of onlookers from the Pharmacy Expo. The two scenario’s involved fever in a child and travel sickness for a family, and everyone performed excellently!

As the University representative, I was invited to compete in the NSW Finals at the Pharmacy Expo 2011, with the opportunity to go to Nationals at PAC in Melbourne. I

Sarah Lawes University of Sydney Representative

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Unfortunately, come the final announcement at the Early Career’s Pharmacy Cocktail Party, Emma from Newcastle University was the deserved winner! :) Being a part of PSOTY and representing our university was a very challenging but rewarding experience from which I learnt alot :) Thank you so much to all those involved including organisers at the University, students and PSA - what an experience!!


For the past year I have had the privilege of being the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) student representative for our Uni. I have really enjoyed my time in this role over the past year. Although essentially a ‘rep,’ the actual role has been that of a student observer on the NSW Branch Committee. SHPA is operated through a Federal Council that makes decisions affecting the whole Society and State Branch Committees that deal with more local issues. The student observer’s role is to essentially link the pharmacy student body with SHPA. More specifically they provide a student perspective at branch meetings and advocate on issues that may be concerning students. The student observer also has the responsibility to help organise student events run by SHPA. This year we ran two student events at the University. In first semester we had an information session about hospital pharmacy that was open to all year groups. The response to this was great with over 200 students packing out a lecture theatre with a max capacity of 140! In second semester there was a careers night for final year students which ran over the ins and outs of the intern application process. Current interns and pharmacy department directors came to give students tips and

advice on how to secure an interview and hopefully get the job! The student observer is also on the committee to ‘help out’ in the other activities of the NSW branch. I have had the opportunity to be involved in a number of events run by SHPA this year, including Pharmacy Expo 2011 where I was able to chair a few education sessions. Providing continuing education to members is one of the major activities of SHPA NSW. Monthly education nights have been held at Concord Hospital and an annual Branch Symposium was held at USYD. It was great to see a number of students attend both these events and to see how students are becoming more involved with their profession’s Society. In this role you have the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of hospital pharmacists working in different sectors. It has really opened my eyes to the different areas we can get into and given me a better sense of where the profession is headed and how it is led by its professional societies. All in all it’s been a great year, thanks to everyone who has come and got involved with SHPA’s events this year. I hope you all found them helpful. Jonathan (Jon) Perry SHPA Student Representative

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Walla ABU-EID

Somewhere I can’t imagine from now..

Sleeping in lectures

Something that’ll allow me to automatically enter all knowledge into my brain before an exam :p

w_abueid@hotmail.com

I would be… Nexium

Esra AL ZAMILY

Taking a break from pharmacy and travelling around the world

Catching up with friends

To turn back time because I loved every moment of the last four years

A person is either your brother in faith or equal in humanity” Ali Ibn Abi-Taleb

Second semester elective: Standard

Sheng Yu ANG

A millionaire travelling around the world in my private jet.

Meeting new people and making life-long friends

Study, Facebook, and badminton

Newtown Thai $6.50 pad kee mao chicken (extra spicy please) and the remaining $3.50 on awesome Campos coffee

shengyu2001@hotmail.com

Jana ARVANITAKIS

Michael ATZEMIDAKIS

Working in a hospital, and married with kids.

Diclofenac

Not attending lectures

Who slapped me?!?

Mixalz.a.33@gmail.com

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Jonathan AU (Jono)

Hmm, no idea; industry or hospital would be nice, though.

Catching up with friends

Teleportation (I hate Sydney’s public transport)

Don’t think; just do. Life’s too short to be wasted on thinking.

Stephanie AZZI

Hopefully married

Panamax... It’s an Arab thing

Visiting the kebab shop and relaxing in Wentworth

Announcing to Mark Azzi in the middle of Wentworth and in front of all my friends “Do you want to get a room at Law?” - I just wanted to study :(

Oliver van den Broek BEST

No idea

Rosuvastatin

“How long do Taxi drivers have to go to uni for?” -Sarah the Menace!

So many great memories but in particular: AMH cake, Blue-day for Deniz’s birthday, and pistachio eating races

Viandro Alfon BORJA

Hospital Pharmacy Director

Disopyramide!

Self-medicating :)

Competitive, Generous, and Dirty-minded

Stephane BREDENBAC (The PM)

Surfing deep Squirrel barrels while my pharmacy is shut for lunch. Jordan Hoey will be digging holes at Woodberry.

Psilocybin Mushrooms which contain substances called psilocybin and psilocin - 100% natural and can do amazing things to the mind for hours

Arguing with ***(can’t remember who please insert)*** about being kicked out of the 11am lecture in the Footbridge Theatre. You can still hear me on the E-lecture.

Omniscience, meaning you know everything about anything and everything ever. Think about it. You would know how to cure cancer, how paracetamol works, if Jesus is fake, or if there are sexy aliens out there. Where to hide all the drugs you make in your basement. You would know when the world is really going to end because 12/05/2011 failed... The mysteries of Stonehenge...

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Kelvin Galton CAO (Kel)

A well-respected authority in aviculture

Working and catching up on lectures via Lectopia

I LOVE PHARMACY! Don’t you?!

“Don’t ever wear crocs in front of me ever again!” – James Pham

Ashley Thuy Vi CAO-NGUYEN

Training for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Ladies Figure Skating!

Munching through lectures to stay awake - usually chocolate mmm

Temaze because you’ll be wanting more of me as time goes by!

I obsessively compulsively create lists and get great satisfaction when I can tick them off as completed

ashleycaonguyen@gmail.com

Dennis CHAN

In my Audi R8 roaring through the M5 tunnel.

Caffeine because I’ll keep you up and awake all night long ;)

I have a freckle on my………

Don’t hate me ‘cause you ain’t me

dennis.me@live.com Cause I’m busy on the other 6 days.

Eric Hon-Wai CHAN

Rural, in my own pharmacy

Crashing SUPA for a free beer

In Wentworth eating my meat boxes

Saying anything I want in my white coat and the masses nod

Being immune to the bad long-term side effects of drinking alcohol

chan.ehw@gmail.com

Ting CHAN (HTC) Community pharmacy / research lab

Bumming at Level 4 Wentworth building

You get to deal with drugs??!

Super ‘caring’ friend~!

tingchan.310@gmail.com

32 13 9999

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Robert CHAU

Don’t know, probably still in Sydney, so we should catch up for a drink

I can do it over the counter

Morphine because I can take away your pain, and I am very addictive

Super Speed!! ... to dispense all those scripts yo!

Alice Yee Kwan CHENG (Alisi, P, and #9)

Travelling around the world! (EUROPE!)

Chocoholic, shopaholic, stressaholic

The ability to be invisible

Chocolates, preferably Ferrero Rocher =9

erica8885@hotmail.com

Susan CHIN

Hopefully rich and would have already travelled the world!

The beloved ‘Harry Potter Building’ aka The Quad =)

Meeting patients who have weird and interesting things to tell you

The power to create new super powers! World domination here i come!!!

Youngchae “Christina” CHO

In a black Range Rover dropping the kids off at school, and then going for a run with my Dobermann. lol

When Annie Le fell down the graffiti tunnel stairs and i had to spend half an hour filling out an OH&S form just to use some antiseptic spray...Self-medi cating :)

Studying... Ha! Kidding. At the SUPA office.

I don’t like holding umbrellas. It makes me feel insecure.

chrissee_90@hotmail.com

Han Chow CHUA (Chow)

No idea

Love Chinese Food

Chinese food

Lecturer:”You don’t understand what I am saying? It’s ok, I understand.”

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Wai Sie CO (Waco)

Rich and famous

Deliberately taking detours to the Quadrangle after graduations, to score free muffins and sandwiches from the stands.

You have the power to scare off little annoying children due to white phar macist coat syndrome.

Haloperidol is used to treat your psychoses and bipolar, however I’m known to commonly cause you EPSEs like oculogyric spasms and tardive dyskinesia.

Joanna CUBIS (Jo)

Hopefully traveling the world… and owning a few pharmacies!

Skipping lectures, having coffee at Ralphs, or watching college sport

I love athletics (not very random), I also love diving, snorkeling, and adren alin sports. I have just completed my 3rd skydive!

Invisibility cloak for sure!

joanna.cubis@gmail.com

Douha DAHER (Dede)

Working in community pharmacy

Not being at uni

Telling people what to do

Ritalin

Hieu Quang DANG (Henry)

Happily retired with the fortune built from an empire of pharmacies and cruising around the world in my $100 million dollar yacht.

Working. On my days off work I’d be in bed contemplating whether I should finally turn up to a lecture...until it’s too late to go and I always end up telling myself “I’ll go tomorrow”. 

Getting prescription drugs at cost price and vitamins/supplements with staff discount. 

“Aim for the moon. Even if you miss, you will still end up in the stars.” - W. Clement Stone

Deniz DESEM

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In Melbourne

To bring the Guild crashing down

Something automotive-related

“It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.”


Snigdha DEY

Researching the therapeutic benefits of chocolate!

Dressing up as different characters for Pharmacy presentations (Tutankhamun, a mother being attacked by germs, Dr Seuss narrator, and Dr House)

Not being at uni

The ability to morph into anyone or anything at will!)

Raman DHANJU

Specialist Hospital Pharmacist

Travelling!! 2 hours each way!!!

You are a legal drug dealer.

“Take up one idea! Make that idea your life - Think of it. Dream of it. Live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, and every part of your body, be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. That is way great spiritual giants are produced.�

Raymond DIEP

Hopefully still in the pharmacy field, but I actually have no idea!

Access to drugs!! Yehhh!! xD

Rabeprazole Ramen!

Thi Ngoc Tram DO Overseas? Elsewhere Self-diagnosis Tramadol

Uyen Thuy DO

I will already have travelled around Europe and South Africa. The two biggest pharmacies in Paris will be run by me :D

Being extremely stressed out with Quoc Ta, Anh Pham, and Nhung Nguyen at Badham library in first year during exams. No one could stop eating snakes :))

Chatting in lectures and sleeping in workshops

You get to make sorbolene cream, hureyy

douyen15@yahoo.com

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Kim DUONG

Wondering what happened to my life in the past 10 years, and driving a Hummer H2 with 26” rims

Trying to find a playground on campus. I found out too late that there’s one in Victoria Park!

Prudently investing that last $10 as hard as I could to avoid ending up as a bum. Or weed.

Beauty is only skin deep. Ugly goes to the bone.

Marwa EL JAMALY (Mewe) Probably follow one of the pathways below: 1. Be the inventor and market leader of an innovative vending machine dispensary, located conveniently on a global and local scale. 2. Open an ‘on-the-go’ pharmacy caravan and travel around the area, offering convenience and high quality pharmaceutical care. 3. Left with no choice but to work in a large chain discount chemist since they are ‘cancerously’ multiplying. 4. Be an activist and demand all those ‘gold-diggers’ to chillax and start thinking about the numerous graduates suffering from un-employment.

It is the little moments in life that make life big.

Manfred FOK (Manny)

Pole dancing in Vegas

At Badham Library, love that place

Having access to all the sweet drugs

Definitely something that can zonk me out - hydromorphone

Krystal GIANG

?

Hmm… this is wishful thinking, but I want to be a part-time pharmacist, have two kids, own a Gloria Jeans, and play in band/casual orchestra for a night a week. I don’t actually know how to play an instrument, but I’ll learn it by then!

Not studying… I don’t really remember specifically what I do when I’m not studying though.

I’m left-handed

Time travel!

Victor GIANG

Enjoying life

Justin Reid’s unfortunate wardrobe malfunction

Watching the grass grow at the quad

Salbutamol

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krystalgiang@hotmail.com


Steven GINDY

Not in a pharmacy!

All nighters in Carslaw lab and cramming in the SUPA office

Not at Uni

Big Friendly Giant

steven.gindy@gmail.com

Michael GOULD

Babes, Money, Power, and Ruler of the World

My days in the SUPA office, we fixed it up, we worked hard, and we messed it up. The BEST hangout place on campus! Oh, and probably my time in SUPA as President, sort of awesome times. Actually the BEST memory was the Red Carpet Gala Ball 2010, everything was perfect and totally went to plan, awesome night!

AGAIN, SUPA office in MY chair (throne), very comfy!

Mark Azzi

Victor HANNA

Probably working in community pharmacy

Amiodarone because it has a very long half-life that can exceed 100 days and it interacts with so many other drugs.

Teleportation because then I could save on travel time.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

victor.hanna@hotmail.com

Meena HASSANZAI

On some exotic island :)

Sitting under a tree eating ice cream :)

Adrenaline because I would make you reach new heights ;)

Charity meena__007@hotmail.com

Sarah HAWES

Probably somewhere on the other side of the world, possibly working in Africa saving the world one drug at a time, or maybe in England working in a pub having given up on pharmacy. Who knows really!

Being “that college kid� who never turned up to class and always looked awesome on a Thursday morning

The discount on cosmetics and free pens from drug reps

Lantus Solostar, because it sounds like the name of a superhero. Kind of like Buzz Lightyear only way more cooler...

sarah.hawes89@hotmail.com

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Alice HOGAN

Hopefully a pharmacist-in-charge managing a nice pharmacy or working for a large pharmaceutical company - Along with a husband and kids. One can only dream....

Comfort eating while trying to study

Zoloft (sertraline)

I would want to be able to fly

alice_2352@hotmail.com

Monira HOQUE

Wherever I am in 10 years time, I hope to be in a place where I have no regrets, where I am at peace with myself and content with my circumstances, for bad, or for good.

Planning Raman’s wedding in-between lectures, and spontaneously deciding to follow a hobo around Victoria Park just to eavesdrop on his random mutterings.

A train ticket to anywhere.

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”

Terry JIN

Dead...Or in some evil mad scientist lab somewhere

Sleeping....(-_-)zzZZZZzz Errrr.....ummmm.....meh!

Time Control and Teleportation....cause Hiro Nakamura is AWESOME!!

Gritta Kamarudin (G-unit, mumma G)

I’ll own an island and sell both medicines and macaroons in my Pharmacy- Patisserie. It could happen!

Latanoprost - it’s effective for its purpose and the side effects are pretty cool!

I like frozen durians.

The ability to freeze time (like Piper from Charmed!) or travel through time.

Emily KETTLE

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Overseas or still studying to avoid full time work

Running between home and uni

Motivated, meticulous, enthusiastic (That’s what I think job interviewers want to hear anyway)

“The answer is always cancer” - Stephane Bredenbac


Andrew KOBRYN

Hopefully working in one of the major teaching hospitals, but I will take anything as long as I’m not 6 feet under.

In first year when Dean Tan dressed up as woman for our group presentation in Foundations of Pharmacy.

You make stacks of great friends, and everyone thinks you’re a drug dealer

A vodka, lime and soda

Wilma KONG

A little older, a little wiser but just as beautiful as I am today

The nervousness of very green pharmacy students in our first lecture together. Possibly the only time we had full attendance too.

In the library because books make for excellent pillows.

Of all the pharmacy textbooks, in all the reading lists, in all of our subjects, why did I never buy an APF? wilma.kong@gmail.com

Sandhya KURIMETI (Sandypants)

Probably in Europe, speaking with a British accent

Eating Pide in Wentworth and arguing over the pronunciation of Pide.

Smelling amoxycillin syrup

I’m not weird, I’m normal.

wateva_1204@hotmail.com

Jason KWOK

I dunno

Inside Kim Chan’s lab... where else?????

A gun, so that I can rob the bank.

“I’m soooo dumb!! or I’m screwed!!!!”

Fiona LAM (Difflam!)

Hopefully happily married and maybe travelling around the world =)

Catching up on lectures and eating with friends =)

Apparition

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” – Albus Dumbledore

fiilamb@gmail.com

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Phuoc Dat Jimmy LAM

Hopefully travelling the world

Running around grabbing all the freebies every O-week and attending free BBQs for societies I’m not a part of

Telling people that you “sell drugs” for a living

I have a very unique full name, especially when pronouncing to Caucasians

pdjimmylam@hotmail.com

Cindy “Lauie” LAU

Hopefully healthy and very happy!

Too many! Chocolate races in lectures, Brad walking into a pole, Tripping/ slapping Michael A, Frisbee, NAPSAs, SUPA office duty/events, Eric Chan...

In the Holme Courtyard and the SUPA office

Moxifloxacin: Useful, versatile, and how cute is the name?!

cindylau90@gmail.com

Sarah LAWES

31 and very surprised! Hopefully happy and successful!

Being in the frusemide group for pharmacology labs, Trying to implement colour days, My 19th where everyone surprised me, Discovering Gravy chips at Manning, Tutes in 3rd year (switch them to rosuvastatin!), microbiology labs, and seeing dolphins at NAPSA.

The opportunity to help people through your learning and communication skills

One with non-linear pharmacokinetics (haha how lame)

Annie Chau LE

I will own my own business, happily settled, hopefully travel the world, and relax on the beautiful Greek islands.

When I fell over in the graffiti tunnel on our way to get Newtown Thai while texting, Christina disappeared for half an hour and then came back whinging about having to fill out an accident report for me haha. AND Dennis Chan passing out at the Cops & Robbers pubcrawl!

Teleporting…so I can go wherever I want whenever

Hot Chips with extra chicken salt, a drink, and a scratchie so I might win more money. annie-le90@hotmail.com

Linda LE

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Thien LE (Tim Tam)

Founder of a new pharmacy franchise, with over 200 stores across Vietnam.

Catching up on lectures.

A placebo.

Cook Hill Steak lol....

th2tu@hotmail.com

Ming Hin LEUNG (Andy)

In Hong Kong

Daydreaming

A nitrate because I could give you headaches

Food :P

bismarckhin@hotmail.com

Chelsea LEWIS

Anywhere but Uni, or Florida.

I ride a motorbike.

People think that means you know how to make illegal drugs.

Dexamphetamine - It’s the only way I’d be able to work so much!

VIAGRA

Martin LIM

DENTAL CLINIC + PHARMACY + WIFE + KIDS + TRAVELLED AROUND THE WORLD

MEETING AWESOME PEOPLE

A COW grandmaster_ml@hotmail.com

“Why do we fall Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up again.”

Ying LIN

Hopefully standing behind the dispensary counter in my white coat as op posed to becoming a cleaner.

I can wear my lab coat!

If something good happens in uni today, that means that I’m still dreaming.

yinglin198889@hotmail.com

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Sarita LO

Hopefully working part-time and enjoying life the rest of the time.

First year chemistry lab - Watching the boys make a huge mess of their experiments. Yes, Eric and Jia Lin, I am remembering your disasters!

I spent most of my uni days attending lectures, labs, and workshops.

Being able to say that I’m a drug dealer when I’m asked what my job is.

Dongying LU (DY)

Travelling around the world in a caravan

One day I’d like to win an ice cream eating contest.

Mi Goreng

“If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.”

dongying.lu@hotmail.com

Jia Lin LUO

Still trying to think of a witty answer to this question.

Learning how to make illicit drugs.

Orlistat because I don’t absorb fat.

I have 3 testicles...only joking! Or am I?

Aastha MATHUR

Drinking coffee in Central Park, New York

Discovering Pool Tables at Wentworth

Caffeine

I remember my dreams freakishly well

aasthamathur@hotmail.com

Sarah MCLAIN

Hopefully in full-time employment!

Everybody loves us!

Saratide

Intelligent, gorgeous and humble

sarah@mclain.com.au

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Nerissa MENGUA

Travelling the world.

Finding the best couch to sleep in, the cleanest toilet to pee in, and the most delicious place to eat in.

The ability to turn objects into chocolate so I’ll have an unlimited supply of chocolate!

Adriano Zumbo’s macarons

Neil MISTRY

A pharmacist (hopefully)

Distracting people

Triple Whammy because I am psycho.

Curry

Melissa MORPHETT (Mel)

Pharmacist Overseas

Drinking coffee

Easy access to drugs

Chocolate for everyone

Janine NGUYEN

No Idea – But hopefully I would have travelled the world in that time!

Chilling on the quad grass with my awesome friends.

Not at the actual lectures but in the library listening to lectures haha.

Teleportation

Mai NGUYEN Retired

Travelling to uni.

a TCM Minor Blue Dragon.

A Happy Meal =D

mai.nguyen_@hotmail.com

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Naomi NGUYEN

cos I’m so cool

Running my pharmacy/cafe/florist shop

Finding microwaves in various buildings to heat up my lunch

To make myself grow!

Good quality chocolate and a $2 scratchie

Find me on Facebook

Theresa (Ngoc Thien Thao) NGUYEN

Probably deregistered and in jail for giving someone the wrong medication (knock on wood)

At home

Drugs? Methamphetamine

Thi Hong Nhung NGUYEN

Owner of a pharmaceutical company (Maybe lolz)

Sitting in the Quadrangle during lunch to enjoy the incredibly great sunshine

Melting into water and running around without anyone noticing (Inspired by the movie The Secret World of Alex Mack)

“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” - Forrest Gump 1994

Thi-Cam NGUYEN

In Japan eating takoyaki!

At home.

Topotecan (Hycamtin) because it’s the closest I’ll ever get to having a drug named after me.

Weirdo, shortie, and awesome.

mirrored_soul@hotmail.com

Farah ODISH

Blissfully married with 3 babies :D

Bird lady vs the Arabs

Flying!!

Chocolate cheesecake.. chocolate anything!

farah.odish@gmail.com

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Anita OR

Loving community pharmacy.

Sunbaking outside the Pharmacy Building and haunting Badham Library.

That instant job satisfaction when you can give good advice to help patients and you can tell they appreciate your help and that they feel better!!

Rambutan and lychee smoothie! Cake! Ice cream!

or_anita@hotmail.com

Dion OWEIS

100kg and shredded

In the Dean’s office

Sustanon 250

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources” - Albert Einstein

Ji Hyun PARK (Jane)

Serving the Korean government as a Pharmacist

Calm, passionate, and friendly

Improving public health by applying my clinical knowledge

McDonalds! jhnzym@hotmail.com

Melissa PAU

Hopefully I will be the owner of the pharmacy in here=P

Dozing off in lectures and eating in cafes.

Panadol. It’s a pain killer and can be easily obtained.

Caffeine!! .... from coffee XD

meli_twinkis@hotmail.com

Jonathan PERRY (Jon)

Enjoying life doing something somewhere

Being told by a tutor that they would beat me with their stick if I didn’t stop talking.

Sadly on the train

Three cups of coffee

jonathan.perry88@gmail.com

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James Hoai Nhan PHAM (Jam)

With a ball and chain attached to my feet labelled “Chemist Warehouse”

Playing Dota... Then going through 40 hours worth of Lectopia during week 13 and STUVAC (Too soon to bring up Lectopia? Haha, R.I.P)

You’re 4 years away from becoming a doctor.

Pokemon Cards

jam.007@hotmail.com

Anh PHAM

South America (Rural as my major)

Chatting with elderly people

Zoloft because it makes people happy

A Tuesday movie ticket

Kate POPE (Kpop from the Woy)

Working or Travelling

Falling and rolling down the stairs during an MBLG lecture in Eastern Avenue in front of everyone.... so embarrassing!

Hanging in Wentworth, sleeping through lectures, and travelling on the train

Time travel

Grace REDMAYNE

Sipping cocktails and basking in the sun on a beautiful beach in Spain (One can dream, right?)

Sleeping in till 8.50am, leaving for morning lectures at 9am and still making it right on time, nano naps between classes…the benefits of living right opposite Bosch.

Being able to fly

Dark Chocolate

grace.redmayne@hotmail.com

Zainab RESLAN (Zazi)

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Far, far away (maybe in my home country) in a community pharmacy

When my friend Raman and I were walking from Bosch one morning, a truck wanted to give way to an incoming car. Raman thought he was going to turn into us and she screamed as if she was going to die! Meanwhile the driver smiled at her. He wasn’t really turning into us. I couldn’t stop laughing! It was hilarious!

Laughing my head off, otherwise I would be trying to study.

I love Formula 1 and I support Mark Webber!!!!

w8_4mee@hotmail.com


Bradley RYAN

Still studying

A million tablets of paracetamol from chemist warehouse

Digoxin because the side-effects of toxicity are awesome (colour disturbances, halos!!) and this drug is given out to a surprising number of people when it’s not needed, it just wants to be loved!

Trolling the discussion boards

Peter SAU (“Peaches”)

Living the good life with my wifey

Second Year...

Adrenaline – adrenaline rush baby!

Space-time manipulation (Yatta!) or Telepathy

Peterepet@hotmail.com

Peterepet@gmail.com

Kathy SENGMANY

No idea! At home, or in my labs

Propofol

If I were to have a superpower, it would be…awesome

Ming Shiuan SOH Hospital

Skipping lectures

I sleep for about 10-12 hours daily

Deep fried food

William SUDARMANA

Working and hopefully owning a pharmacy

Sudafed Invisibility

“There are no obstacles, only challenges”

william.sudarmana@gmail.com

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Guanchen SUN (Grant)

Probably not on earth

In second year, I got frusemide for the diuretic experiment which proved to be a disaster. However, I was surprised someone could urinate even more by taking placebo.

VANCOMYCIN! IMMORTALITY!

Michelle TA

Living off royalties from Rotipil, the optical isomer of Lipitor

Distilling the winter air in the quad, passing the barren jacaranda and marvelling as it reveals its architecture through a slow three-dimensional animation.

Trying to reconcile 7-down with 12-across

“Live heartily, serve whole-heartedly, and in all things trust God”

Wai Khiun TENG (Patrick)

Owning a pharmacy

The ability to control and hange anything in the universe.

Casino

“Never Say Die”

patrickteng7@hotmail.com

Kevin THAI

On my private jet back from watching the Wimbledon finals with my family

The ability to walk through walls

Cooks Hill steak

“If you’re afraid to fall, you’ll fall because you’re afraid”

Kevin_thai03@hotmail.com

Jennifer Thi Khanh Van THAN (Jen) Either practising in London, or working as a dispensary technician in New York.

Sitting next to a small, super lost, Turkish-looking Indian boy with a gigantic back pack from Wollongong on the first day of Organic Chemistry, and being chased down by a dirty Vietnamese boy in a flaming pink shirt screaming “HEY! You’re Jen! That really loud girl aye?” If it wasn’t for these two, uni wouldn’t be memorable at all.

3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Candy ;)

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Darren Kenneth TIAO

Under the sea

Darunavir or Daktarin

I love Tetris!

Telekinesis pokedarren44@hotmail.com

Alexander TRAN

In a hospital (hopefully not as a patient)

“Studying” at SciTech after it first opened in 2nd year, resulting in so little work done.

Not doing much

Chippendale burgers, brings back memories...

tran43@gmail.com

Catherine TRAN

Having a baby or babies…

Looking through someone’s medicine cabinet and knowing what’s wrong with them.

I love eating Chilli Kettle chips

To control time because then i can sleep in everyday!

cat.tran@hotmail.com

Khue Kim TRAN

Cruising along the road less travelled by

Taking long naps in Fisher Library

Black market, here I come!!!

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting some thing we don’t have, but rather of recognising and appreciating what we do have.” - Frederick Keonig

Thanh-Nhi “Sandy” TRAN (Sandpaper)

I’ll be in: the Twilight Zone. Or nestled in a quaint community pharmacy.

The chaos of first year Chemistry labs and the pain of lining up for textbooks at Co-op.

Sandimmun (cyclosporin)

The ability to manipulate the elements

sde9628@gmail.com

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Daniel TRANG (babyface)

Married, kids, pharmacist... you get the picture

Danazol

Hectik, Awesome, Legendary.

On protein or chicken.

dtrulz4ever@hotmail.com

Elvis “The Dark Knight” TRINH

I will be happy married in a 2 storey house close to the city with children.

Skipping lectures so I could hang out with my mates and play basketball.

Adrenalin: I’m life-saving. I’ll get your blood pumping. I’ll also make your heart skip a beat.

FLYING! LvS_tanc.cosecc@hotmail.com

Ushma TRIVEDI

I hope to have seen most of the world

Growth hormone

the ability to manipulate space and time... Imagine not being restricted to 24 hours in one day

$9 on food (probably chocolate ice cream) and $1 on a scratchie...

ushma.trivedi.89@gmail.com

ANTI-growth hormone

Belinda TRUONG

Working! And living with my doggy.

Being a student

The Power to Fly

Me troungkhuu@hotmail.com

Thi Thanh Van TRUONG

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Living in a white picket fenced cottage with my 100 cats

At home listening to Lectopia or sleeping

I don’t have Facebook

20 soft serve cones from McDonalds of course :D


Malie “Mung bean” UNG

Hopefully working as a pharmacist in the paediatrics unit of a hospital or maybe I’ll quit pharmacy and become a baker.

NOT at lectures

SNEEZE-A-LOT, LAUGH-A-LOT, SCREAM-A-LOT

“What is more important? What we become or how we become it?”

malie.ung@hotmail.com

Vincent VIENGKHOU

Could be anywhere

Having an awesome time with friends

Drugs Diazepam

David Tai Thanh VUONG

Win Powerball, early retirement

Sherm (PCP)...I like to make people feel uneasy and paranoid

The ability to fly only when I’m on a plane

“Just let someone else do it.”

Thuy Ann VUONG (Thuy or Tween80)

Married with kids

Depends what “uni days” consists of ...does it include lectures? Because if it doesn’t, then at uni, of course! hehe

Apparating! spazzies@gmail.com

“Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.” - Josh Billings

Jayshil VYAS

Hopefully in a hospital (practicing, not as a patient)

The time when Jana, Eddy, and I got out of the lift and I said “hello” to the Microbiology coordinator only to have her stare at us blankly, and us laugh ing our heads off at her.

As I write this, I’m in Europe.

Camera gear

Quote: “Your first 10, 000 pictures are your worst.” – Henry Cartier Bresson

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Amelia WAGSTAFF (Mils)

?

Probably still filling out this question because I don’t know what the hell to write!

At home on Lectopia

Heroin because I am dangerously addictive and after countless hours with out me, you may feel withdrawal symptoms.

Completely Perfectly Imperfect

wags_amelia@hotmail.com

Albert WANG (Albycans)

Travelling the USA

Absolutely destroying the 3rd years in the SUPA Pub Crawl drinking relay.

Teleportation

Chocolate, cheesecake and ice cream!

shifter_89@hotmail.com

Zirong YANG  (Z, Ziggy)

I have no idea. 

zrmx@hotmail.com

Polarity. Refrigerator. *facepalm*

Minimal resistance against postprandial somnolence.

 “As long as breathing is maintained, and the heart is still beating, try to live everyday like a special day, and appreciate the ‘specialness’ of everyday. Progress through the highs and lows, the breathlessness, the moments of overflowing emotions, and the feelings of being alive. Live well.”

Renata YONG (Banana)

Wondering where my last 10 years had gone...

When Neil returned those wedges and changed my life

I used to own a pet axolotle

“Cool bananas!”

Cathy YU

Hopefully working for a pharmaceutical company :)

At home

We can tell people we’re drug dealers

Karaoke

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Mao-Mao YU

Who knows??

Microbiology labs and our seedy demonstrator

Legally deal drugs??

Will be 20 when we graduate

yumaomao@hotmail.com

Amanda Mi ZHONG (Mangzz)

Rich hopefully!!!

Annie: HAHAHAHAHAH **boooopppt*

Delicious FOOOOD!!

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one

Scarlett Xiao ZOU (Scrlt)

Hopefully working for Pfizer, married with at least 1 kid, looking into buying a Pharmacy... or not.

Well, used to be earning heaps of money... now... I don’t know anymore.

Viagra of course

Should. Have. Studied.

KEY FOR STUDENTS PROFILES

Random fact about myself If I were to have a superpower, it would be…

Where will I be 10 years from now?

I would spend my last $10 on

Most memorable campus memory

Quote

I spent most of my uni days…

Email

Best thing about being a pharmacist

Second semester elective:

If I were a drug, I would be…

Honours

International

Myself in 3 words

Rural

Standard

Industry

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A Taste of Research Honours was refreshing, intellectually stimulating, and a whole lot of stress. Among the 44 of us, we made pamphlets, particles, chemicals and teas, interspersed with many memories and many more mistakes (well, at least on my part). You know you’re in the Honours room if you walk into a conversation about GABA, cells or NVivo, and especially if you see a lot of printing being done. Research was at times fun, at times frustrating, and always consuming. All we ever discussed about were our projects, more specifically what was wrong with it. It took up all of our time; some of us having to stay back for much longer than we would have liked, some almost sleeping over at uni, and some not seeing the sun in months. Although I sometimes pulled at my hair asking why did I get these results, why isn’t my supervisor replying, why is it week 10 already (?!), I walk away with more fond than unpleasant memories, mostly because I’ve locked the latter into the repressed part of the brain. I particularly remember everyone gathering in the Honours room to “individually” complete our statistics assignment and developing a strong dislike for a certain anti-epileptic drug (you know, the one in the purple box).

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We may have lost sleep, leisure time, hair, and a fraction of our sanity, but we did pick up a few useful skills along the way. Some of these include the ability to: • • • • •

Critique and pick at the flaws in a journal article Condense months of research into a 200 word abstract Make sense out of nonsensical data, with the help of certain exclusions. (I honestly forgot about that set of results, I swear.) Deflect questions that we can’t answer (That’s a great question, I’ll look into it. Next.) And of course, installing toners and fixing paper jams.

But despite these skills, as essential as they may be, I gained most in the people I met i.e. you guys! Congratulations to everyone, you all did extremely well and deservedly so! I wish you every success and should you choose to further your research endeavours later, at least you know what you’re in for. But for now, I think we’re all just glad not to have to read another journal article. Medline, what’s that? Tram Do


When I first heard about the possibility of spending a semester overseas as part of my Honours project, I thought things would be too good to be true and that it would never happen. Then the next thing I knew I was on my way to Glasgow to complete my Honours project at the University of Strathclyde. From what I had read on Wikipedia, Glasgow was a lively city with a myriad of pubs and that there were certain areas to avoid unless you want to be knifed.

With my sense of adventure well and truly alive, I set out to make the most of my time and decided to travel pretty much every weekend. Recounting all my adventures would be near impossible and might take up the whole Yearbook so here are some of the highlights:

My first impressions of Glasgow when I arrived was that everyone spoke with a thick indecipherable accent, there were indeed a lot of pubs, and the weather seemed to be always cold even though it was meant to be summer (I later found out that a 240C day is considered to be scorching hot and 180C is considered a good day for the Scots). This wasn’t exactly helped by news that the apartment we were staying in was in the ‘rough’ part of town. Although the beginning was a bit hard, both Milz and I soon settled in and were looking forward to our 3 month stay in Glasgow.

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With the newfound freedom of no parents, life felt great as we could do whatever we wanted! Making friends was no problem as everyone was friendly, especially those in our respective research groups. These guys are what made my time in Glasgow so memorable and it would not have been the same without them! Before you knew it, we were heading out with our respective newfound friends to all sorts of activities ranging from to house parties to hiking trips.

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Trekking up the tallest mountain in the UK on my first weekend! Going to Edinburgh for the Fringe where I binge ate my bodyweight in burgers Getting to watch English Premier League games live Overnight bus trips down to London en route to another city just to save a few quid Whirlwind trips to various cities in the UK and Europe – Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Oxford, Munich, Dusseldorf, Brussels, London and more Epic hiking in the Scottish Highlands Having to cook for myself when Milz was away... Milz teaching me how to cook proper food Loud music and vodka until 5am in the morning on the last night

The experience was absolutely amazing and one which I will not be forgetting in a hurry! Oh, and there was something about research and an Honours project I had to also do but that always seemed to get in the way of all the fun things... Jia Lin Luo

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Last semester, I was one of three lucky students who completed our Honours project overseas. I was based at the University of Nottingham while the other two were at the University of Strathclyde. Nottingham is a small-ish city in the East Midlands region of England about two hours away from London by train. It is perhaps most famous for being the home of Robin Hood. This is actually a misquoted fact because Robin Hood lived in Sherwood Forest, an area one hour away from Nottingham!! Nottingham is also famous for its lace (used in the late Princess Diana’s wedding gown) and its caves. There are hundreds of caves underneath the city of Nottingham, including two entrances at the University of Nottingham. The University of Nottingham is about 20 minutes outside the city centre (much like UNSW and the Sydney CBD). University Park, the University’s main campus, is considered one of the largest and most attractive campuses in all of England. I have to agree; my daily trek to uni included a scenic walk around the lake and I would frequently spot squirrels gallivanting in the grass. Pharmacy

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Like any Honours student, I faced the challenges of procrastination (Youtube and Facebook, I’m talking about you!) and occasionally, not quite knowing what I was meant to be doing. Luckily though, I was able to overcome these issues with the help from my new Nottingham friends who were like my family away from home. When I was not slaving over my project, I was travelling around the UK and Europe and visited cities such as Cambridge, Oxford, Manchester, London and Glasgow (in the UK) and countries including Belgium, Germany and Austria. Of all the places I visited, my favourite was Cambridge. Like any city in Europe, Cambridge has a very rich and interesting history and I loved learning about its culture and how the city has evolved through the centuries. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay in Nottingham and I can honestly say that it was one of the best experiences of my life. I am very grateful to everyone who made my exchange possible as well as family and friends (both in Sydney and Nottingham) who made my trip so unforgettable! Thank you! Sarita Lo


International Major (Semester 2) In the beginning of semester two, Mao-Mao, Wilma, Petra and I packed our bags and headed to Auckland, New Zealand! As part of our international major, we studied at the University of Auckland, joining the fourth year New Zealand pharmacy students in classes and completing a dissertation. We learnt whatever our fellow pharmacy students were learning - including New Zealand law! Also, every fortnight, we would have an intense dispensing and OSCE workshop. Although it was hard work at times, we learnt a lot of new things and gained valuable knowledge and experience. The pharmacy students were extremely friendly and welcoming. To make the most of our New Zealand uni experience, we attended the pharmacy pubcrawl and ball which were great fun. The lecturers and tutors at the University of Auckland were also amazing and understanding, always helping us to make our studies easier.

In addition to studying hard during semester, we also enjoyed the perks of studying abroad. We had a two week mid-semester break which we spent travelling around New Zealand. We squeezed as much adventure as we could in this time. We went bungy jumping, sky diving, hiking on glaciers, bushwalking, horseback riding, and snowboarding. On more relaxing days, we went to hot springs, made some jade carvings and ate some green lipped mussels. My favourite place in New Zealand was definitely Queenstown! This is undeniably the adventure capital of the world! Auckland, however, is the more laid back, relaxing, and quiet version of Sydney, and is a great city to live and study in. Overall, this was a fantastic semester and a great way to end four years of university life. It was certainly the most exciting and rewarding four months of my life. Catherine Tran

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I completed an Industrial Placement at Sanofi, Macquarie Park. During my placement, I spent time with the Medical Communications, Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory and Quality teams as well as the Clinical Research Unit. I attended many meetings about the planning and progress of different projects within the company.  I attended many meetings about the planning and progress of different projects within the company, and even had the opportunity to sit in on a web conference with some of the key opinion leaders in oncology medicine! I was involved in conducting literature searches for various projects and formulating detailed medical responses to questions from consumers and doctors with the Medical Communications team. The Pharmacovigilance team showed me the

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processes that are followed when adverse events are reported to the company. Every adverse event is recorded and classified according to international criteria. All required data is then passed to Australian and world authorities under strict timeframes according to the severity of the adverse event. The information provided is analysed and used to shape changes to the product information and can be used to determine prescribing restrictions. I am grateful for being able to learn the inner workings of a pharmaceutical company. I gained an appreciation of the different roles that exist and the positions that may be filled by pharmacists. I loved my time at Sanofi and I look forward to the prospect of working for a pharmaceutical company in the future. Jodie Lower


BROKEN HILL In late July Sarah McLain, Rebecca Chan, Priscilla Goh and I embarked on our six week rural adventure in Broken Hill. For those of you who don’t know where Broken Hill is, take Sydney and go about 1,200km west. Keep going a little further after that and you will find yourself in a town so far west in New South Wales that they consider themselves to be South Australians. Not really knowing what we were getting ourselves into, we arrived into town (yes, believe it or not they do have an airport) and headed off to the pub. Little did we know this would become a regular occurrence during our time out west! There were a few things that we discovered about Broken Hill in those early days. Emus really are everywhere and yes, there is a good chance you will have a close encounter with a few on the road. The local rumour mill will not exclude you simply because you are from out of town. There are nearly more pubs than people. Hungry Jacks is listed as one of the top 5 restaurants in town according to TripAdvisor. This may or may not be directly linked to the fact that Broken Hill is the fattest town in New South Wales. Despite these quirks, we soon discovered the amazing sights, activities, and people that Broken Hill has to offer. We were not alone in making these discoveries; at its peak Broken Hill was full of more than 50 students from all health disciplines. We quickly made new friends with whom we could explore the town and its surrounds. Our weekend adventures away included camping at Menindee lakes, riding camels in Silverton, seeing the famous sculpture symposium at sunset, having many a glass of wine in the Barossa Valley and sleeping underground in White Cliffs. We visited three different states and crossed a large portion off of our Australian travel bucket lists!

Oh, we also did some work for placement while we were there. We were lucky to have a variety of placement sites including local community pharmacies, the hospital, nursing homes, the Aboriginal Health Services and even in the local high school teaching students about asthma (which we made the local paper for, so famous). We were lucky to have incredible preceptors looking out for us and sharing their knowledge of life as a rural pharmacist. We even got to visit a remote area health service in Wilcannia, a small town 200km from Broken Hill with a predominantly Aboriginal population. Spending six weeks on full time placement gave us excellent experience and really opened our eyes to the challenges facing rural health and the ever expanding role of the pharmacist. So what was the best part of it all? We came back to campus and only had 9 hours of classes a week for the rest of semester. I finally got to experience the tough life of an arts student. Overall it was an incredible experience that I wouldn’t swap for anything else! Sarah Hawes

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LISMORE Not knowing where you would be staying, who you were staying with or what placements you were going to do, trying to plan for the Rural Pharmacy elective major was a stab in the dark. With our last year to go and a fair portion of the cohort diverging into their specialty majors, a handful of us trekked off to Lismore. So where is Lismore? Lismore is a regional centre in Northern NSW with a population of over 45,000 people. But to give you an idea of what it’s like to live there, you’d be hard pressed to find a traffic light, public transport or an Asian… but plenty of drug and alcohol abusers! What surprised us was the diversity of other health care professional students, just like us, also committing their time to do extended placements in the rural setting. From radiologists to medical students, we were all there with a common cause, to learn more about the different dynamics of health care in the rural setting. My first placement was in a small rural town of Kyogle with a population of just over 4,000 people in the only pharmacy in town. To observe and understand the importance and role of the pharmacist in such a small town was heavily juxtaposed against what I had seen in metropolitan Sydney. In a place where everyone knows everyone’s business, word quickly spread about my placement, with streams of local people wanting to meet me. I spent my first 3 weeks in this unknown place and at the end of it, learnt more about rural pharmacy than I could ever learn from reading textbooks. Pharmacy

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My last 3 weeks were in Lismore Base Hospital where I worked with a wonderful and experienced team of pharmacists who had their specialised roles among the different wards. It’s always a satisfying feeling when you can see pharmacists’ roles in the multidisciplinary team and contributing to life-changing decisions. The importance of having these extended 3 week placements, especially in hospital is that if it were a normal 1 week block placements, you would only just get the grasp of the systems and procedures by the end of the week, and before you know it, you’re finished. With these extra weeks, it really allows the pharmacists to teach you the ins and outs of the profession which is absolutely priceless. So all in all, the Rural major elective organised by Dr Lisa Pont was a huge success, highly rewarding and truly eye-opening. By the way, what’s Professional Practice? Eric Chan


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1ST YEAR

2008

If I were an enzyme I’d be DNA Helicase so I could unzip your genes.

Music Timbaland – Apologise Coldplay – Viva La Vida Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl Lady Gaga – Pokerface

Q: What do you call a joke that is based on cobalt, radon, and yttrium? A: CoRnY. Biology is the only science in which multiplication is the same thing as division. “All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy.” – Philippus Theophrastus Aureolous Bombastus von Hohenheim (Paracelsus) “True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” – Socrates Outside his buckyball home, one molecule overheard another molecule saying, “I’m positive that a free electron once stripped me of an electron after he lepton me. You gotta keep your ion them.” Two atoms are walking down the street one day, and one of them says to the other: “Hey, wait up a second.  I think I lost an electron” The first atom replied, “Are you sure?” The second atom exclaimed, “Yes, I’m positive!”

Films The Dark Knight Kung Fu Panda WALL-E 21 Twilight Events Castro resigns as President of Cuba, ending a five-decade reign, to be succeeded by his brother, Raul Tibetan monks protest against China’s rule of their country to commemorate the failed uprising of 1959 Beijing Olympics Austrian Josef Fritzl imprisoned and raped his daughter Elisabeth for 24 years Barack Obama wins a landslide victory against John McCain becoming the first AfricanAmerican to be elected Mumbai attacks Fashion Trends Maxi dress Fringes Gladiator sandals

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2ND YEAR Jo: Who is the richest man in the world? Stephane: Bill Gates, he invented Windows Jo: Well what happened to the guy that invented the roof. Surely he would be richer..??? “You are not here to pass exams. You are here to get an education.” - Hak-Kim Chan The Pharmacology lecturer who did not turn up due to allergy flare ups from the red dust storm. Snowman Fred “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr Seuss

2009 Music Lady Gaga – Bad Romance The Fray – You Found Me Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) Taylor Swift – Love Story The Script – Breakeven The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling Films Avatar Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince The Twilight Saga: New Moon Up My Sister’s Keeper Events Kanye dissing Taylor Swift at the VMAs Michael Jackson dies unexpectedly at age 50 H1N1 “swine” flu Tim Winton wins his fourth Miles Franklin Award for the novel Breath An Iraqi man who became a hero by throwing his shoes at US president George W Bush in 2008 gets three years in jail. He wins early release in October.

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3RD YEAR

2010

Lectopam™ A benzo with immediate onset of action and effects lasting 1 hour to get your through some of the unbearable pharmacy lectures. Recommended for up to 4 years. – Daniel Nasri

Cultural Icons WikiLeaks iPad Mary MacKillop was the first Australian to be declared a Roman Catholic saint 2010 Winter Olympics Pope Benedict XVI

“I need some Lipitor” - Eric Chan after a fatty meal Meet Mrs Daniels, an elderly patient with a diabetic foot ulcer and on multiple medications during a 3rd year Oncology/ Infection tutorial.

Music Owl City - Fireflies Pink – Raise Your Glass Far East Movement – Like a G6 Katy Perry – Firework Taio Cruz - Dynamite

Michael Murray:   “I’m on all of these medications, I’m finding it so hard to take all of them, and my foot is still giving me a lot of pain....” So what would be your advice to Mrs Daniels? Viet Truong: ... Tell her to man up.   

Films The Blind Side Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Inception Despicable Me The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

“Dispensing is like MasterChef” The Lowenbrau Cruise “Coal tar and castor oil go together like Romeo and Juliet, or strawberries and cream.” – Romano Fois

Events Kevin Rudd got ousted by Julia Gillard as Prime Minister Alexander McQueen died at 40 Ash clouds originating from volcanic events in Iceland led to the grounding of planes for six days Oil spill in the Great Barrier Reef Haiti earthquake Spain wins World Cup 2010

ST. MOMMA’S WORT Plant extract that treats mom’s depression by rendering preschoolers unconscious for up to two days.

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POLITICAL COMPASS

Ashley -3.12 -1.74

Nicolas Sarkozy

6

4.5

Terry -4.5 -1.9

George W Bush

7

5.5

Kevin -4.12 -2.46

Hitler 1 9.5

Darren -4 -3.69

Stalin -9.5 9.5

Cindy -5 -3.59

Thatcher 8 7

Kathy -3.75 -4.05

Friedman 9 -2

Zirong -3.62 -3.85

Gandhi -7 -4

Theresa -4.38 -5.49

Tchaikovsky 2 -2

Jen T -4.12 -3.18

Schumann -1 1

Emily -6.12 -4.97

Wagner 7 8

Amanda Z -4.75 -2

Brahms 4 6

Azmena 0.25 -0.62

Beethoven -2 -1

Nelson Mandela

-8

-4

Mahler -3 -1

The Dalai Lama

-5

-6

Chopin 1 -2.5

3

Mao-Mao -3.12 -3.08

Kevin Rudd 2 2

Khue T -7 -0.82

Pope Benedict XVI -2

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2011 Events International Year of Forests Earthquake and tsunami in Japan The British Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi announced dead Beyonce’s pregnancy FIFA Women’s World Cup Fashion Trends Pixie Crop Colour-blocking Fringes/ Bangs Dresses with short front and long back Quotes “I don’t think I could name a quarter of our year.” – Stephane “Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” - Albert Einstein The 7 P’s “Phenylephrine is 30% bioavailable” – Romano Fois (Ethics) “It’s like Pacman nomnomnomnom…” Rebecca Roubin

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2011 Cultural Icons iPhone5 Steve Jobs Facebook Macaroon Kate Middleton YouTube Kim Kardashian (from single to married to single…) Quotes “Seriously, whoever thought of [Roflumilast] was high and I want some of it.” – Eric Chan “No arms, means no smoking!” – Henry Dang “Where’s Cabramatta?” – Jo Cubis Prof K: Excuse me, where are you going? There’s a still a lecture to go. Andrew Kobryn: Uh... I do Honours. Prof K: Oh... that’s ok then.

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2011 Music Lady Antebellum – Just a Kiss Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts Coldplay - Paradise Lady Gaga – The Edge of Glory Stereo Hearts – Gym Class Heroes Rebecca Black – Friday (went viral…) Films Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Friends with Benefits The Green Lantern I Am Number Four Kung Fu Panda 2 Thor Breaking Dawn – Part 1 No more taking exams with Mr Hearthrob, Mr O’Viezy, or Mrs Phall. =) “I’m a data parasite because I don’t actually go out and collect much of my data. If I can help it, I don’t actually leave my office - you know those nerdy people who sit behind their computers? That’s me.” - Lisa Pont “Say you want to go and hit a lecturer (in your dreams), well you can’t do it ‘cause your muscles are paralysed” – Bandana Saini on the REM sleep state

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A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

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AWARDS Class Clown

Mark Azzi Neil Mistry Hasan Moutasallem

Loud Mouth Mark Azzi Jennifer Than Wellington Chan

Walking AMH Oliver Best Tram Do Jason Kwok

Still at uni in 10 years Terry Jin William Sudarmana Christian Zaya

Win a Nobel prize for discovering the mechanism of action of paracetamol Vincent Viengkhou Viandro Borja Terry Jin

Fast mover in hospital Jonathan Perry Jia Lin Luo Viandro Borja

Fast mover in industry Raymond Prasad Alice Hogan Renata Yong

Most likely to become a doctor Bradley Ryan Elvis Trinh  Michael Aztemadakis

Most likely to become PSA president Michael Gould Sarah Lawes Sarah Sinclair

First to make millions legally Eric Chan Dennis Chan Emily Kettle

Be responsible for the deregulation of pharmacy Class of 2011 Raymond Diep Neil Mistry

Most likely to become deregistered Christian Zaya Mark Azzi Hasan Moutasallem

First to make millions illegally Christian Zaya Hasan Moutasallem Stephane Bredenbac

Most likely to become a hobo Kim Duong Wellington Chan Eric Chan

Most likely to become a dentist Dean Tan Amanda Zhong Jason Kwok

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Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Speech 2005 US computer engineer & industrialist (1955 -2011)

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