Jenny Chen, GradCertPharmPracInt, class of 2014
I attended the Pharmacy Education Symposium 2017, in Prato, Italy. It was a collaborative opportunity to share and discover best practice with colleagues committed to better pharmacy education and improved global health.
It was a great opportunity to connect further with the faculty and my peers. As a clinical educator, networking with local and international academic members of pharmacy was a valuable experience. Out of Prato, my name came up to help out with an alumni panel for the faculty’s Open Day event to inform potential students of the possibilities with a pharmacy degree and about my own career path.
I completed my Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice (Internship) and am in the process of completing the Master of Pharmacy Practice with Monash University. I have had a number of years of clinical experience across areas such as general medicine, surgery, specialty medicine programs, intensive care, as well as experience in clinical trials.
I now work as the Senior Education and Training Pharmacist at Eastern Health, developing workplace training programs and supporting the professional development of pharmacy teams, ranging from undergraduate students to pharmacy fellows.
I feel strongly connected and engaged with Monash as one of its official clinical educators. I coordinate pharmacy student placements across five Eastern Health campuses for Monash University and other education providers. I also work closely with the Monash Intern Training Program and Intern Foundation Program teams to support the training for intern pharmacists.
I enjoy mentoring and working with junior pharmacists, interns and students, and seeing them grow in their confidence, skills and knowledge makes this role highly fulfilling.
Jenny Chen is the Senior Education and Training Pharmacist with the pharmacy department of Eastern Health.