New global education role for Monash Dean of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Professor Bill Charman, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has been chosen to lead the International Pharmaceutical Federation Education Initiative (FIPEd) Steering Committee.

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, and is a non-governmental organisation in official relations with the World Health Organization.

FIPEd brings together all of FIP’s education actions and its purpose is to support the reform of pharmacy education so that there will be sufficient and competent pharmacists everywhere in the world.

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Professor Charman was selected by the FIP Bureau at its meeting in the Netherlands on March 19, and will take office as the Steering Committee chairman on Aug.1.

Professor Charman, said that although the FIP Education Initiative (FIPEd) has achieved much since its inception, the next five years will be critical to building on its many successes and to demonstrating the tangible benefits of its programs to stakeholders around the world.

“Education is an essential agent of global practice change—and FIPEd has positioned itself to accelerate this journey by identifying and implementing a structure to support its global vision. I look forward to helping the FIPEd team rapidly execute their respective plans; to broadening the depth of engagement with educators around the world; and for the impact of FIPEd-related activities to be tangible, relevant and welcomed.”

The FIPEd chair mandate is two years, renewable once and this year, FIPEd’s work includes an update on the global pharmacy workforce and research into pharmacy advanced practice/specialisation and on interprofessional education.

Professor Charman said he was thrilled and humbled to be selected to work with the team of talented individuals.

“Integrity, transparency, broad and energetic stakeholder engagement, accountability and inclusiveness will be hallmarks of my chairmanship,” Professor Charman added.

Monash University Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by Monash University to submit their Bachelor of Pharmacy applications before the end of September for the February intake.

Entry Requirements
Applicants must have completed at least a high school diploma to be eligible to apply.

Applicants need to have completed Grade 12 English, Chemistry and Math to meet the program prerequisites. Additional, preferred subjects include biology and physics. The minimum average for admission from high school is 87% in your top six Grade 12 subjects.

Applicants who have completed university studies are welcome to apply. For entry into the Bachelor of Pharmacy at Monash, students undertaking university studies must have completed a minimum of the first year of a bachelor degree.

Applicants who have completed university studies must have
  • completed at least one year of a Bachelor degree;
  • met the English, Chemistry and Math program prerequisites (first year university or Grade 12 level);
  • an overall minimum average of 80%; and
  • a minimum of 80% in the prerequisites subjects of English, Chemistry and Math.
If you have not completed the necessary prerequisite subjects at university level, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects. Applicants who have completed university studies will need to submit official academic transcripts from their university and their high school.

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