Today, SHPA is pleased to announce that the Australian and New Zealand College of Advanced Pharmacy (ANZCAP) has launched six brand new areas of specialty! The six new specialty areas are: Anticoagulation, Men's health, Public health, Rehabilitation, Rural and remote health, Toxicology
‘Being formally recognised for specialty skills is really important for future-proofing yourself, ready for new opportunities'
Fiona Doukas FANZCAP (InfDis, Edu.) says recognition through ANZCAP can open doors in the future that are not possible today. ‘No matter where your experience come from, whether that’s community or hospital, the skills that you gain are transferable.’
Deirdre Criddle FANZCAP (ToC, GeriMed) says while ANZCAP has been a long time coming, ‘it’s so encouraging to see SHPA provide a platform for pharmacists and technicians to manage their career progression.'
Jacinta Johnson FANZCAP (Research, Edu.) says it’s fantastic that ANZCAP is open and accessible to everyone, including technicians and pharmacists in Australia and New Zealand. ‘I was really excited to get my ANZCAP certificate and I’m excited to see everybody else’s once they jump into the program.’
Kay Dunkley FANZCAP (Lead&Mgmt) says ANZCAP recognises important career skills that may not have been taught or awarded by formal training. 'Having [your skills] formally recognised is really good and being able to have those post-nominals indicates that I have a skill set in that [particular] area.'
‘Quite often we come out of university with this degree, not knowing really where it will take us, so recognition is really important.’
Michael Bakker FANZCAP (Informtcs) says he welcomes the ANZCAP digital platform. ‘When I did my portfolio of experience previously, it was really quite a process to try and find all the artefacts of evidence to identify what I’d done. What I’m really excited about with ANZCAP is I’ll be able to add to those over the continuum of my career.’
Lisa Nissen FANZCAP (Lead&Mgmt, Research) says many students have already been exposed to developing portfolios as part of their undergraduate training and education. ‘It’s really important to have a portfolio that’s a place [where] you can keep what you’ve done, what you’ve achieved and how you’ve achieved it.’
‘I’m really excited to be recognised as an ANZCAP Resident and access the system to develop my portfolio to help me continue to progress'
Eden Weeks (ANZCAP-Res.) says ANZCAP is really a big step in the right direction, ‘to have all that we do recognised within our profession, and within the wider medical community as well.'