Vol. 3 No. 1 (2024): Summer

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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.

Published: 02.03.2024

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