A Right Decision

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Today mark the end of my vacation scholarship project at the Austin. During the six-week period, I have had time when I'd spend half of the morning wondering why did I stay back alone here at Melbourne when all the others are back at home spending their summer holidays with their family. Having said that, most of the other days, I'd wake up simply being excited about working in a hospital.

During the six-week project, I have discovered another new interest. Geriatrics! It is amazing to look at just how many tablets elderly patients have to take in a day. Paracetamol, coloxyl and senna, ostelin, caltrate, frusemide, atorvastatin, aspirin etc, just to name a few on top of my head. Besides, I have learned a couple of neat tricks too.

- Always group medications and tell patients:"Take these medications in the morning. These two before breakfast, the rest after breakfast."

- When generating a Medilist, try to group medications according to their indications. For example, beta-blocker and statin one after another. PRN medications last. Write down medications that has been stopped too!

There is still a long way to go, but I am one step closer to my dream. I haven't forgotten why I took pharmacy despite knowing that it will be a very tough course, especially for someone like me who has a poor memory.

Yet, it is equally possible that I will end up giving up the dream and join my brother in his business adventure. No matter which field I ended up working, I will work hard and give my best shot. I really want to be good at what I am doing. Thats all I am aiming for.