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Are you a pharmacist looking for insights, inspiration and interesting conversations? 

Produced by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Pharmacy & Me is a podcast that explores how pharmacists do the extraordinary things they do. 

Each episode, you’ll hear a candid conversation with a pharmacist doing outstanding work. They’ll share the highs and lows of their career, what’s helped them on their journey so far and how you can put their experience into your practice. 

Hosted by community pharmacist Peter Guthrey and hospital pharmacist Hannah Knowles, Pharmacy & Me shines a light on the work of everyday pharmacists – from the city to the country, newly registered to those with decades of experience and across a wide range of practice areas. 

Guests for season one include: Taren Gill MPS, Julian Soriano MPS, Linda Badewitz-Dodd MPS, Esa Chen MPS, Deanna Mill MPS, Bridgette Mackley MPS and Emily Shears MPS.

Pharmacy & Me is proudly produced by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. To find out more or to become a member, vist psa.org.au

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Are you a pharmacist looking for insights, inspiration and interesting conversations? 

Produced by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Pharmacy & Me is a podcast that explores how pharmacists do the extraordinary things they do. 

Each episode, you’ll hear a candid conversation with a pharmacist doing outstanding work. They’ll share the highs and lows of their career, what’s helped them on their journey so far and how you can put their experience into your practice. 

Hosted by community pharmacist Peter Guthrey and hospital pharmacist Hannah Knowles, Pharmacy & Me shines a light on the work of everyday pharmacists – from the city to the country, newly registered to those with decades of experience and across a wide range of practice areas. 

Guests for season one include: Taren Gill MPS, Julian Soriano MPS, Linda Badewitz-Dodd MPS, Esa Chen MPS, Deanna Mill MPS, Bridgette Mackley MPS and Emily Shears MPS.

Pharmacy & Me is proudly produced by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. To find out more or to become a member, vist psa.org.au

    Dr Esa Chen MPS is starting important conversations

    Dr Esa Chen MPS is starting important conversations

    Dr Esa Chen doesn’t shy away from difficult conversations. From diversity and inclusion to gender equity and climate change, she is using her voice to improve the pharmacy profession. 

    Growing up as a Chinese-Malaysian-Australian in country New South Wales, Esa struggled to find people who looked like her. But moving to Melbourne to study pharmacy, and then spending 5 months in Hong Kong as part of her PhD research, made her realise just how much representation matters. 

    In this episode of Pharmacy and Me, Esa speaks with hosts Peter Guthrey and Hannah Knowles about finding her voice, creating change and her best advice for other early career pharmacists who want to tackle the big issues.

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    • 37 min
    How Deanna Mill MPS made professionalism a career

    How Deanna Mill MPS made professionalism a career

    A career as a hospital pharmacist was always the goal for Deanna Mill MPS, and she worked hard during university to make it happen. But after meeting other young pharmacists through PSA’s Early Career Pharmacists network, she decided to step outside of her comfort zone and explore what else pharmacy had to offer. 

    Today, PSA’s Early Career Pharmacist Board Appointed Director and the ECP Community of Specialty Interest Chair is combining her passion for pharmacy practice with her love of research, pursuing a PhD on professionalism in pharmacy. 

    In this episode of Pharmacy & Me, Deanna speaks with hosts Peter Guthrey and Hannah Knowles about what she’s learnt so far, advocating for ECPs and the importance of a ‘done’ list.

    ‘I was fortunate I was somewhat in the right place at the right time, researching the right thing.’ Deanna Mill MPS

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    • 45 min
    Why Linda Badewitz-Dodd MPS won’t accept ‘no’

    Why Linda Badewitz-Dodd MPS won’t accept ‘no’

    “Give people an opportunity to stuff up, give people an opportunity to stand up and just give them an opportunity to succeed, because you will be really surprised by what people do if you give them an opportunity.” Linda Badewitz-Dodd

    From producing the world’s first comprehensive guide to drugs in sport to supporting her community through bushfires, and now the pandemic, Linda Badewitz-Dodd MPS is always willing to step up to the challenge.

    Her pharmacy in Merimbula on the New South Wales south coast, which she co-owns with business partner Tania Dwyer, provides a wide range of professional services with a focus on personalised support and care. 

    But community pharmacy wasn’t always Linda’s passion. 

    It wasn’t until 2013, when her husband David Dodd, also a pharmacist, was tragically killed, that she had to throw herself into a new role and take over his share of the business. She has since become the epitome of a professional community pharmacist who is practicing to her full potential, and is a pillar of support for her community.

    In this episode of Pharmacy & Me, Linda speaks with hosts Peter Guthrey and Hannah Knowles about her incredible career, knowing when to give ‘more hugs than drugs’, her best advice for early career pharmacists and why life is too short to keep waiting for the big moments. 

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    • 38 min
    How Julian Soriano MPS found his passion for aged care

    How Julian Soriano MPS found his passion for aged care

    “Aged care so far has been almost all the great parts of working in a community pharmacy and all the great parts working in a hospital setting”. Julian Soriano

    A job conducting residential medication management reviews (RMMRs) left South Australian pharmacist Julian Soriano MPS with a drive to do more. 

    On a mission to create better outcomes for aged care residents, he joined a project coordinated by PSA and the Country SA Primary Health Network to embed pharmacists in residential aged care facilities. Seeing the value of his medicines expertise, the facility employed Julian in a full-time role at the completion of the trial.

    In this episode of Pharmacy & Me, Julian speaks with hosts Peter Guthrey and Hannah Knowles about an average day as an aged care pharmacist (hint: there isn’t one), working within a wider healthcare team, the joys of seeing real world results and why sometimes, a little apple juice is all you need to solve a problem. 

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    • 33 min
    Why Taren Gill MPS packed up and moved to the country

    Why Taren Gill MPS packed up and moved to the country

    Have you ever fantasised about upping sticks and moving to the country? That’s exactly what community pharmacist Taren Gill MPS did, packing up her life in inner Sydney at 23 years old to move to Orange in the NSW Central Tablelands.

    Now, she’s a pharmacy owner in Maryborough, Victoria, where she provides personalised, expert care to a population of about 8,000 people.

    In this episode of Pharmacy and Me, produced by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Taren speaks with hosts Peter Guthrey and Hannah Knowles about the immense rewards of rural pharmacy, talking medicine safety while rounding up sheep and her top tips for other pharmacists thinking of taking up opportunities in rural and regional locations.

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    • 36 min

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