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  • Summer
    Vol. 3 No. 1 (2024)

    We welcome you to the 5th issue of The Australian Pharmacy Students’ Journal (APSJ).

    Today, there is a great demand within all sectors of the healthcare system in Australia, particularly in General Practice (GP) clinics. Pharmacists are the medication experts in our healthcare system. They are no longer confined to traditional roles in community and hospital settings. We have seen advancements of pharmacists being placed into new areas to align with the idea that pharmacists should be wherever there are medicines. The future holds great potential for students, as they are in the perfect place to witness where the pharmacy profession is headed. This is the message we want to convey in this issue: the future of pharmacy has never looked brighter, and we are excited to be a part of this journey. 

    In this issue we address the current advancements occurring in pharmacy practice and what students envision pharmacy practice will look like in the future. The role of a pharmacist differs greatly based on the level of their scope of practice in their respective countries they reside and practice in. We received submissions from students and interns across Australia, as well as two international submissions, one from Canada, and one from the United Kingdom. Their articles further enriched the journal by bringing a fresh perspective to what the future of pharmacy could look like for these countries.

    In this issue there are 12 pieces ranging from recognition, compassion for yourself and for others, potentially inappropriate medicines, antibacterial activity of medicinal plants and student experiences.

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    Winter
    Vol. 2 No. 2 (2023)

    We welcome you to the fourth issue of the Australian Pharmacy Students’ Journal (APSJ).

    Pharmacists have a crucial role in ensuring medication safety is upheld throughout the continuum of a patient’s care. The theme of the 2023 Winter Issue of the Australian Pharmacy Students’ Journal (APSJ) is a chance to highlight the pharmacist’s role in promoting the judicious, safe and effective use of medicines.

    In this fourth issue of the APSJ, we celebrate the importance of the pharmacist's role in maintaining medication safety. Here, we present some pieces written by local and international pharmacy students on the matter.

    In this issue we have 11 pieces, that range from antimicrobial stewardship, culturally appropriate medicines, geriatric medicine, and the evolving roles of the pharmacist.

    We invite you to experience medication safety from the lens of our pharmacy students. 

  • Summer
    Vol. 2 No. 1 (2023)

    We welcome you to the third issue of the Australian Pharmacy Students’ Journal (APSJ).

    The release of the third issue of the APSJ marks one year since the Journal was first published. We are celebrating one year of student involvement, leadership and success.

    In this third issue of the APSJ, we celebrate the importance of rural health, which has been identified as a health priority in not only Australia but also worldwide. Many frameworks and goals have been outlined to improve the health of rural communities. Here, we present some pieces written by local and international pharmacy students on the matter.

    In this issue we have 11 pieces, that range from rural and Indigenous health, pharmacy practice, pharmacy education, public health and medication safety.

    We invite you to experience rural health from the lens of our pharmacy students. 

  • Winter
    Vol. 1 No. 2 (2022)

    We welcome you back to the second issue of The Australian Pharmacy Students' Journal (APSJ).

    During the preparation of this issue, the idea of "expanding the APSJ internationally" was ambitious. Given that the APSJ is the first peer-reviewed pharmacy students journal in the world, we wanted to share this opportunity with not only Australian pharmacy students but also pharmacy students all around the world. The APSJ provides a platform to not only publish student-led research but also the opportunity to be involved in the peer-reviewing process. The aim of the Journal is to foster research skills in our soon to be pharmacists to help boost the standard of professionals entering the workforce.

    Our first issue in January 2022 proved to be a great success. There were many who were excited about the publication, including professional pharmacy bodies, academics and students. Many expressed their interest in becoming an academic/student reviewer for the APSJ. Some of the submissions from this issue were from students that expressed interest after witnessing the inaugural issue.

    In this second issue, there are 14 pieces ranging from clinical practice, leadership, legislation and student experiences, each providing in-depth knowledge on various aspects of the pharmacy profession.

  • Summer
    Vol. 1 No. 1 (2022)

    Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Australian Pharmacy Students' Journal (APSJ). A journal created by students, for students. 

    The APSJ is the only peer-reviewed pharmacy student journal in the world, with the purpose of facilitating the work that students conduct in the research sector and project it into the pharmacy industry.

    This marks the start of an era - APSJ is here to break open a new research culture to impact the future of the pharmacy profession. Making its debut with the utmost confidence in its ability to prove worthy of its intentions with high hopes for success.