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Military pharmacists: A life of variety, if you can obey orders

Major Bex Heaton on board military ship RFA Argus
Major Bex Heaton on board military ship RFA Argus

Life as a military pharmacist is full of variety, but you need to be prepared to take orders, two majors tell C+D.

Working as a pharmacist in the Royal Army Medical Corps offers the chance to be deployed abroad in conditions far removed from your average community pharmacy. But there is a minimum commitment of three years and you need to be prepared to obey commands, Major Amanda Pye tells C+D.

Major Pye and Major Bex Heaton spoke after the latter’s presentation on C+D’s Professional Development and Careers Stage at the Pharmacy Show on Sunday (October 6).

Watch the video to find out:

  • which other medical professionals military pharmacists work with
  • the various specialisms in military pharmacy
  • how to find out more about the role first-hand

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2 Comments
Question: 
Would you consider a career in the Royal Army Medical Corps?

Another Pharmacist, Hospital pharmacist

Keep up the good effort Maj Heaton!

David Moore, Locum pharmacist

No good for me. I'm too much of a rebel.

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