Meet our Pharmacy interns

Jemma and Emily, PCH Pharmacy interns
September 24, 2021

Medications help to treat and heal of all kinds of health conditions, but we need to make sure we use them safely and store them appropriately, especially around our children.

Our Pharmacy Interns Jemma and Emily have a special role in Medication Safety Week to remind both families and staff about simple but important ways to use medicines to ensure they help, not harm.

Storing medicines properly, correct measuring of dosage on oral syringes and bringing medicines when coming to hospital are all important - but if you are unsure, you can contact the PCH Medicine Information Service on 6456 0190 during normal business hours.

Jemma and Emily are nearing the end of their pharmacy internships at PCH. They are both incredibly grateful for being able to complete their professional training in our tertiary hospital, or a hospital that has an active role in teaching and training health professionals.

Jemma said: “I hoped for an internship at PCH because I love children and I couldn’t think of a more rewarding career than helping to care for sick children. I have learnt so much from some amazing pharmacists - it has been an amazing internship. The most valuable part is applying my studies to real life and engaging with patients.”

Emily explains that they “have two exams in October and lots of Intern training modules to finalise, and then we can finally register as pharmacists. From there anything is possible - I would love to continue my journey here to put all my training to good use!”

We thank Jemma and Emily for their valuable contribution over recent months, and wish them well in their final exams, training and future careers.