For Bianca, the idea of working in the medical field has always piqued her interest. A passionate advocate for health, Bianca imagined a career where her community could rely on her for advice and comfort with their medical needs. Bianca decided to turn her idea into reality and began studying Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours).

“I've always had a passion for medical science and promoting health care throughout the community. I found that the Bachelor of Pharmacy was able to help me excel and reach my goals in becoming a health professional that my family, friends and community can rely upon.”

Being an advocate for health is a critical part of a pharmacist’s, and that’s what really drew Bianca to the study area.

“As the frontline workers of the health care team, pharmacists are readily available and accessible to the public. They are granted the incredible honour of being a reliable source of knowledge regarding the prevention and management of chronic and acute diseases, counselling on the safe use of medications, and helping patients live a healthier life.”

Pharmacy not only aligned with Bianca’s perspective on health, but also aligned with her values as an individual.

“Most importantly, I love that pharmacists are the embodiment of compassion, kindness and patience. Despite the increased rush and business of the world, it's important there is someone to listen to the concerns of every patient. Pharmacists are blessed with the privilege of being able to alleviate a patient’s pain whilst being a source of comfort which is an integral part of being a health care professional.”

It was Bianca’s drive to turn her passion into a reality that truly delivered results.

“Being selected for the Faculty of Health and Medicine Scholars Program in 2020 and 2021 as one of the highest achieving students was one of the biggest ‘wow’ moments of my studies. I was honoured to receive the award and it will be an achievement I will forever look back on of my university days.”

Bianca has also been able to turn these results into real world experience.

“Placement is undertaken every semester so there are endless opportunities to practise in a real pharmacy setting. It’s a great opportunity to enhance and consolidate clinical skills whilst also building relationships with health professionals and patients.”

A combination of passion, education and practical experience has fuelled Bianca’s sense of direction and cemented what she wants out of her career.

“After becoming a registered pharmacist, I would like to gain experience in a hospital setting where I can work in a multidisciplinary team alongside nurses, doctors, physiotherapists and nutritionists to ensure a patient’s health is prioritised and their quality of life is enhanced. After some experience, I hope to specialise and seek accreditation as a Diabetes Educator where I can provide specialised health care to those who live with Diabetes.”

Study a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at the University of Newcastle

Bianca Fakhoury

Bianca Fakhoury

A passionate advocate for health, Bianca imagined a career where her community could rely on her for advice and comfort with their medical needs. Bianca decided to turn her idea into reality and began studying Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours).

I found that the Bachelor of Pharmacy was able to help me excel and reach my goals in becoming a health professional that my family, friends and community can rely upon.

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