Andy Campbell is an early career pharmacist who joined the profession after a career in events and performance management. He completed his Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) at Curtin University in 2014, where his honours project “Research in hospital pharmacy: An analysis of stakeholders needs” sparked a love of hospital pharmacy. He is passionate about further developing the scope of hospital pharmacists, with interests in medication safety, innovation in pharmacy practice and pharmacoeconomics. Andy has presented research at the 2014 Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association conference and 2015 SHPA Medicines Management, and has been a member of the SHPA WA Branch committee as an intern representative. In 2015 he was awarded SHPA WA Branch Intern of the Year. Andy currently sits on the Scientific Committee for this years SHPA Medicines Management conference.
The SHPA residency program has enormous potential to arm early career pharmacists (ECPs) with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful and prosperous professional life in hospital pharmacy. But what do ECPs want and expect from the program? I hope to provide some insight into the residency program from an ECP perspective.