"Monash University provides the gateway to an international education at an affordable fee."
Full name/ nationality.
Lee Fei Yee / Malaysian.
Describe your general work scope and experience.
As an outpatient pharmacist at a government hospital, I spend my mornings dispensing and counseling on medication usage. Besides the traditional dispensing role, I am a member of the outpatient ambulatory clinic (Medication Therapy Adherence Clinic) for kidney transplant patients, which aims to instil knowledge on drug therapy and promote their adherence to medications through pharmacist-patient visits. I am also involved in the Hospital Drug and Therapeutics Committee, in which I have to monitor the Urology Department’s drug budget and expenditure, monitor medicine utilisation patterns and provide advice based on drug utilisation profile for optimal use of medicines. Last but not least, I am fortunate to be involved in clinical research activities in the hospital. I work hand-in-hand with my fellow colleagues in developing and rolling out investigator-initiated researches, as well as supervise and guide the Provisionally-Registered Pharmacists in their research projects.
Why did you decide to study at Monash University Malaysia?
Monash University provides the gateway to an international education at an affordable fee. The holistic and innovative nature of an Australian education is another important factor for me to decide to study at Monash University Malaysia, whereby the students are not bound to pedagogical learning methods.
How has your degree at Monash prepared to be where you are today?
My four years at Monash prepared me well for my survival at the workplace. We were told that learning is a lifelong process and were taught extensively on the methods to search for information, analyse information and apply the information in patient care. The active engagement of Monash academics in world-class research and the latest updates in the healthcare field has helped me tremendously to be more equipped in my career.
What did you love most about your student life at Monash?
The conducive environment for studying, supportive coursemates, ever-helpful lecturers, and the ample resources available (IT, references etc)!
What was most challenging and memorable during your time in Monash?
Juggling various assignments with similar deadlines during the final semester, which effectively trained me in my time-management skills! My participation in the School of Pharmacy’s Innoaccelerator Challenge is one of the most memorable events during my student days. I learnt a lot from my peers on creativity and excellent presentation skills.
What would be the one word to sum it all up?
What is your advice to current Monash Malaysia students?
Have fun in your university days, and make good use of the various resources/facilities available!