It started with a Tweet and snowballed from there. Sometimes viral Tweets aren’t very useful, especially when cats are involved but in complete contrast, this tweet by Kweku Andrew Bimpong and following thread is hugely valuable, especially to incoming Pre-Registration Pharmacists.
We’ve collated the best responses below and some of them are absolute gold for fresh Pre-Reg’s.
1. Knowledge comes with time— Noor (@Mohammed1Noor) July 22, 2019
2. Look up Everything you don’t know / not sure about
3. Befriend your counter staff/ dispensers and tech’s
4. Listen and don’t be shy to ask ur patients questions - they know a lot
-share difficult questions with monthly study day fellows/tutors— Namoona (@VocalPharmacist) July 21, 2019
-practice calculations under timed conditions & BEAT the clock with correct answer
-Know how much time u have to answer each question correctly
-practice practice practice
A lot of the advice under the hashtag #PreRegTopTip mention staying calm, taking your time and asking questions!
Offer to make the tea...until you get some practical knowledge, it’ll likely be the thing you’re best at.— Jo McMillan (@2outa3) July 21, 2019
Some advice was more simple and a little bit tongue and cheek, with many suggesting that making Tea is a good place to start.
⭐️Don’t let anyone rush you.— Allison D (@allisonpharma) July 22, 2019
⭐️Be friendly to everyone in the team and wider community - you’ll learn something from each person.
⭐️In hospitals jnr docs you help today will be the consultants you’ll work with in the future- learn from each other.
Another common theme was getting enough sleep because every day your brain will be working in overdrive.
You can read the whole thread here and benefit from the contributing industry experts knowledge and experience. If you need any further hints, tips or career advice you can contact our expert team!