Posted by TalkSport on Sunday, January 13, 2018 07:21:40Auckland University pharmacy student Thomas McGinty is preparing for his second year at TarryTown.
In his first year at the pharmacy, he was a student at the University of Auckland and he is now studying pharmacy at Christchurch University.
“I was in the Auckland pharmacy department for three years, but I just wanted to be able to do what I love,” he said.
“The community has been really nice to me and I love the students there.”
Mr McGintys first year was in Wellington, then Wellington’s Central Business School and finally the University.
It was a really good time for him to come back to Tarry Town and the pharmacy department has been a big part of his life.
“In the beginning I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, so I just tried to do whatever I wanted.”
As I got more comfortable in the profession, I got involved with various student clubs, I started doing a lot of speaking and writing, and I also joined a group of about 20 students who wanted to become nurses.
“After his first term at Tarytown, he moved on to the Wellington University School of Pharmacy.”
At the time, it was a very new position and it was kind of a trial, I think, for me, and so it was very rewarding.
“It’s a lot to get up to and you learn a lot about your profession.”
You learn a little bit about yourself and what you want to do.
“After three years at the school, I wanted a fresh start, so that was when I got my first job.”
Now that I’m a student I’m really enjoying it.
“It was an exciting time for Thomas, but there was still a lot he wanted to get done.”
When I was a first year student I was very focused on my job, and now I’ve realised I could really use a break, so getting out of that is great.
“In his second term at the Auckland University pharmacy, Thomas worked as a pharmacy assistant at a number of pharmacies in the city.
He’s also been working in the community, teaching pharmacy at the Christchurch Youth Centre, working with students in the Wellington Public Library and running a pharmacy at an Auckland restaurant.
There’s been a lot going on with Auckland pharmacies, and that has been very exciting.””
I’m really proud of what I’ve been able to achieve in the past two years.”
There’s been a lot going on with Auckland pharmacies, and that has been very exciting.
“For me it’s definitely been a really rewarding time.”
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