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Yongho Roh, South Korea

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Hi, my name is Yongho and I studied at The University of Queensland.
Hi, my name is Yongho and I studied a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at The University of Queensland.

What motivated you to apply for your program? 

Pharmacy is very interesting. A pharmacist is often the first healthcare professional patients see about a symptom, and at the same time, they are also the professional who needs to check and advise on prescriptions, so they deal with both sides.  

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

My parents wanted me to study in Australia and I think it was a really good choice – good weather, good people and good study. UQ is one of the leading universities in the world, especially for pharmaceutical science.

I will need to sit another exam to work in Korea but the degree is recognised by the Korean Government, which is not the case for some other universities where you would need to repeat your studies. 

How would you describe your UQ study experience?

UQ’s lecturers are really good – they’re well organised and really nice. The tutorials are very practical, but placements are where you can really apply your knowledge from the lectures.

This is where you can actually meet patients and talk with them about their symptoms and their side effects with their medication. When you’re learning, I always think it’s better to do than to watch.

The pharmacists know what the students need and they really teach as much as they can – they’ve experienced it previously and they want students to know more for their future. They were all really kind.

What are you planning to do after graduation? 

I’m going to Mackay for an internship after I graduate – it’s already arranged so I’m looking forward to the lifestyle there working in a community pharmacy. I plan to do a few more years in community pharmacy before returning to do postgraduate studies / research. 

What advice would you give people from other countries about studying at UQ?

What I’d say to future students is – don’t worry too much. Australia is a really good place with very nice weather. You’ll need to study hard, but if you do, then you’ll achieve and job prospects here are good if you want to continue on in Australia, especially outside of the big cities. 

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