27 March 2013 – Wayne Chan Wei Xiang, a graduate of the IMU’s three-year Bachelor of Science (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry, has been successfully accepted into the Master of Pharmacy programme in University of Sydney. The first graduate to enter into this pathway, Wayne will be commencing the course in July 2013. He is given 18 credits of exemption (equivalent to one semester). With these exemptions, Wayne will be able to complete the programme in one and a half years instead of two years. Graduates of this Master of Pharmacy programme can register for practice as a pharmacist in Australia and Singapore. Wayne is currently working as a laboratory analyst in Baxter Healthcare, a multinational company in Singapore. Recalling his student life in IMU, Wayne said, “IMU provides a good environment and facility for students to study. The industrial training arranged by IMU allows students to appreciate the job prospects and responsibilities as chemists in future. In addition to this, problem-based learning (PBL) sessions in the curriculum have equipped me with the knowledge and problem solving skills which are essential for my career. The laboratory sessions have enabled me to develop hands-on practical techniques to generate accurate and precise analysis results, with the good knowledge about safe handling of chemicals. There is no doubt that IMU provides experienced and professional lecturers. I also have the opportunity to take a break from my studies and be active in co-curriculum as there are also many activities or events organised by the students, clubs or societies which enable students to develop other soft skills.” “I decided to apply to University of Sydney for the Master of Pharmacy programme so that I can continue pursuing my studies and gain more knowledge in the pharmaceutical sector. I was very happy when I received the offer letter from the University of Sydney and am really looking forward to study the Master of Pharmacy programme at University of Sydney in July this year”, added Wayne.