Pharmacy graduate excels


Monday 23 Dec 2013
Pharmacy graduate Ms Belinda Fattore.There's been no shortage of accolades for pharmacy graduate, Ms Belinda Fattore during her four year degree at Charles Sturt University (CSU).
 
Ms Fattore from Griffith in the NSW Riverina region received a Bachelor of Pharmacy with Distinction during a formal ceremony at CSU in Wagga Wagga on Monday 16 December. She was one of more than 70 graduates who completed the pharmacy program in 2013 through the School of Biomedical Sciences at CSU in Orange and Wagga Wagga.
 
During her studies, Ms Fattore received numerous academic awards and scholarships. This includes the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (NSW) Award for General Proficiency in 4th Year Bachelor of Pharmacy which was presented to Ms Fattore during the recent graduation ceremony in Wagga Wagga.
 
Ms Fattore has now received the PSA Award in each year of her four year degree.
 
"I am thrilled to be graduating," Ms Fattore said. "Although a big chapter of my life has come to an end I feel it is time for me to enter the workforce. I am extremely grateful for the skills Charles Sturt University has honed in me; not only pharmacy specific skills, but vital life skills," Ms Fattore said.
 
"The Bachelor of Pharmacy program has been an invigorating experience. Its challenging nature ensures you test your personal limits and allows you to reach your true potential as a health professional.
 
"The academics and staff are invariably supportive. Once the course is completed the opportunities are endless in that there are many pathways available to pursue your professional career."
 
Program Leader with Bachelor of Pharmacy Mr George John said, "The pharmacy team at Charles Sturt University is very proud of Belinda's achievements and also delighted to be a part of her journey in shaping her professional journey to become a great pharmacist.
 
"Our pharmacy program ensures that all pharmacy graduates have the necessary tools, skills and competencies to ensure that they are able to touch the ground running," Mr John said.
 
"I am very confident that Belinda and all other pharmacy graduates will excel in their profession and serve the health care needs of Australia in both the metro and regional areas.
 
"I wish Belinda and all the Charles Sturt University pharmacy graduates the very best in their careers and look forward to engaging with them as our proud alumni."
 
Ms Fattore will move to Goulburn in the New Year to start her internship as a pharmacist at Goulburn Base Hospital and Blooms the Chemist.

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