SHORT REPORT: Transitioning to the workforce – resilience building workshop for pharmacy interns

Authors

  • Andrew D. Bartlett The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Jocelyn Bussing The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Simmie Chung The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Irene S. Um The University of Sydney, Australia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2021.211.263266

Keywords:

Internship, Pharmacy intern, Resilience, Transition, Workforce

Abstract

Introduction: This short report describes the piloting of a resilience building workshop for pharmacy interns to aid with the transition from university to the workforce.   

Methods: A 2-hour workshop was designed focussing on responding to change and exploration of real-life examples that interns had encountered in the workplace. The workshop involved a combination of whole and small group discussions, problem-solving and self-reflection. A total of 108 interns participated in the workshop as part of The University of Sydney Pharmacy Intern Training Program.   

Conclusion: Pharmacy educators must continue to embed resilience training in curricula to promote graduates’ readiness to transition and deal with adversity in the contemporary workforce.

Author Biographies

Andrew D. Bartlett, The University of Sydney, Australia

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Jocelyn Bussing, The University of Sydney, Australia

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Simmie Chung, The University of Sydney, Australia

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Irene S. Um, The University of Sydney, Australia

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health

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Published

30/07/2021

Issue

Section

Short Report