Five minutes with... Alycia, Intern Phamacist at Community Care Chemist Belmont

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What have you done previously in your career?
My first job was designing a website for a designer jewellers and art gallery in my home town of Maleny, QLD. I didn't start working in pharmacy until my third year of university in Townsville, QLD. I was studying Biomedical Science with grand plans of becoming a cardiac surgeon. I met my partner, Ben, and decided I wanted a much different life. I left uni with only months to go to travel the country with Ben (it's still the best decision I ever made). Finding myself in pharmacy was pure luck - I walked into a pharmacy, asked for work and had a job on the spot!

How long have you been working in pharmacy?
12.5 years. I started working in pharmacy early 2007, at Aitkenvale Discount Drug Store in Townsville. I have since worked in many pharmacies in Townsville, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Wodonga, Richmond, Werribee and Geelong.

What brought you to Community Care Chemist?
I sneakily applied for a weekend pharmacist position when I was still a pharmacy student. Thanks for giving me a chance Julie!

What are you most passionate about in your job?
I think I am one of the lucky few who absolutely loves what they do. I enjoy the evolving science behind pharmacy practice and being a part of a very patient and community-centered health profession. I am particularly passionate about public health promotion and medicines management.

What's a fun fact about yourself/or what do you like to do outside of work?
I am a huge fan of the UFC and watching Muay Thai (no, I am not a fighter!) - my partner and I watch it every weekend (yay for UFC Sundays!)... and most other nights... and many mornings before work.

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Community Care Chemist

Apollo Bay

123 Great Ocean Road,
Apollo Bay
 

Ph: 03 5237 6312

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Trading Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5.30pm

Sat: 9am - 2pm

Sun: Seasonal

Belmont

157 High Street,
Belmont
 

Ph: 03 5241 1755

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Trading Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 6:30pm

Sat: 9am - 5pm

Sun: 10am - 2pm

Geelong West

1/184 Pakington Street,
Geelong West
 

Ph: 03 5246 5850

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Grovedale

122 Burdoo Dr,
Grovedale
 

Ph: 03 5241 4333

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Sat: 8am - 1pm

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North Geelong

75 Separation Street,
North Geelong
 

Ph: 03 5278 4300

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Sat: 9am - 12.30pm

Sun: Closed

Support Centre

28 Church Street
North Geelong
 

Ph: 03 5246 5800

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Community Care Chemist Friendly Society Ltd, PO Box 26, Geelong 322003 5246 5800, enquiries@communitycarechemist.com.au, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday