Maria Chan

Maria Chan

Clinical pharmacy manager
Royal Children's Hospital
Master of Clinical Pharmacy 2008

Using the skills I learnt in my master's degree, I determine best current practice, develop guidelines to promote safe and effective use of medication and improve patient care and outcomes.

I registered as a pharmacist in 2001, and by the time I applied for the Master of Clinical Pharmacy, I'd worked in paediatric hospital pharmacy for five years and gained quite a lot of experience.

My master's degree gave me the research and analytical skills I needed to improve my workplace performance.  The course included a four-week clinical placement at the renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. My master's definitely helped me secure my current role.