Considering a WACRH Pharmacy Student Placement?

Watch the short video below to see how past Pharmacy students have found their placements with WACRH.

Pharmacy Student Placement Program Overview

This program provides students with a varied and unique WA-based placement experience.

A typical six week WACRH pharmacy student placement includes:

  • 3 weeks – hospital pharmacy placement at Geraldton Hospital
  • 3 weeks – multidisciplinary and inter-professional placements (one – two days duration each); Drug Use Evaluation exposure at a local residential aged care facility; opportunities to work inter-professionally with other health discipline students and Mt Magnet trip.

WACRH Pharmacy Student Placements can be flexibly tailored to suit individual student and University requirements.

Pharmacy Placement Sites

Examples of multidisciplinary and inter-professional pharmacy placement sites:

  • Goldfields Midwest Medicare Local Aboriginal Care Coordinator Supplementary Services
  • Older Persons Initiative (OPI), Aged and Community Care Services (ACCS)
  • Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
  • Day Therapy Unit (DTU)
  • Palliative Care
  • WANADA (West Australian Network of Alcohol & other Drug Agencies)
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Respiratory Nurse Educator

Pharmacy Workshops

Examples of inter-professional workshops pharmacy students have participated in:

  • After school sport and art activity in Mt Magnet
  • Men's Workshop planning
  • Interprofessional paediatrics clinic

More Information

If you would like to find out more about the WACRH Pharmacy Student Placement Program:

Contact WACRH Rural Pharmacist Liaison Officer, Cathy Hargreaves, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Placement feedback from pharmacy students:

“would like to book six week schedule for 4th year placement”

“support really good, valued role and all organised, feedback addressed and changes made”

“regular catch ups with supervisor and pharmacy students really great”

“life in health field experience vs. pharmacy experience”

“interdisciplinary involvement awesome, can have a big input and motivating”

“so much to offer and depends on students perspective”

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