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New program to foster next generation of pharmacy leaders

30 January 2019
Sydney Pharmacy Leaders Program

A new program at the University of Sydney School of Pharmacy will be introduced this year, giving pharmacy students the opportunity to extend their experience beyond the classroom and develop leadership skills.

Offered for the first time in 2019, the Sydney Pharmacy Leaders Program aims to develop students as influential global citizens and leaders. The program is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate coursework pharmacy students. It will complement, but be separate from, the training they receive from their degree.

“Our curriculum embeds in our students a depth of disciplinary expertise, cultural competence, interdisciplinary effectiveness and an integrated professional, ethical and personal identity,” says Associate Professor Nial Wheate, program director of undergraduate pharmacy.

“The Sydney Pharmacy Leaders program will give motivated students the opportunity to further develop these graduate attributes.”

All students in the program will complete leadership training through an online unit of study, two seminars and a course.

“Students can also choose from a broad range of activities – from attending conferences and participating in research projects to volunteering in our community, visiting schools or representing their peers on student or school committees,” says Associate Professor Wheate.

“We are confident that the program will help to shape the profession’s future leaders.”

If you are a student or business wanting to learn more about the program or how you can apply, please email: