Adventures with an MPharm

DANIEL SUTCLIFFE | July 6, 2016

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Lieutenant Colonel Ellie Williams qualified as a Pharmacist over 25 years ago, and since then has used her MPharm in some extreme and exciting locations – here she takes us through her professional journey, guided by the skills she attained with her Pharmacy degree. My pre-registration year started in 1989 and for the next seven years I worked in NHS hospitals in Wigan, Derby and Oxford and gained a Masters in Clinical Pharmacy. In 1997 I made a life-changing decision to resign from my job at the Radcliffe Infirmary and join the Royal Army Medical Corps as a commissioned officer.

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