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Hemi Mckechnie - Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi. 
Hemi hails from Whangarei, and moved to the opposite end of the country to Otago for four years where he recently graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy. After completing his foundation year through the Tū Kahika programme, he completed first year health sciences and made the choice to pursue pharmacy, inspired by Māori pharmacist Leanne Te Karu. Now, Hemi works as a pharmacy intern in Christchurch. He has a kōrero about some of the challenges being away from home and how staying in contact with whānau regularly and the support of Te Puna Kaitaka, the Māori student pharmacy assosciation, helped him get through it! Mātakitaki mai, watch Hemi's story here!

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of a Future Pharmacist
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To Pharmacy
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Certificate in Study and Career Preparation - Pharmacy
Certificate in Health Sciences - Pharmacy
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Bachelor of Pharmacy
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A pharmacist is a rewarding career, helping and caring for their patients, so what makes a good pharmacist? Someone who:

  • Pays attention to detail
  • Compassionate
  • Patient
  • Kind
  • Honest
  • Knowledgeable
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 If you are interested in becoming a pharmacist and you are in highschool, subjects that will be helpful to you for university are:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • Health
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