On November 3 this year, the Annual Conference of the Pharmacists’ Society of Latvia traditionally presented its awards "Pharmacist of the Year 2023". This year, it was also presented to Elma Grīnhofa, a pharmacist at BENU Aptieka, who works with the preparation of medicines every day. In total, ten pharmaceutical professionals received the award this year.
"When I entered Riga Stradins University, I knew that there was a possibility to work with the preparation of medicines, but it was only when I took the course "Technology of Pharmacy Preparations" at the university that I realised this was exactly the direction I wanted take as a pharmacist. This dream seemed unrealistic to me as there are very few pharmacies that prepare medicines, but by a lucky coincidence, as a third-year student, I started to make one of my dreams come true," Elma says.
"A big advantage of working in a pharmacy is that you have experienced colleagues who pass on their knowledge and help you with advice. We often discuss, exchange opinions and experience to find the best way how to prepare the necessary medicine," she adds.
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