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Staff Profile: Selina Taylor

Selina Taylor

Rural Pharmacy Academic

Role at MICRRH

JCU Pharmacy graduate, Selina Taylor joined the team at MICRRH in 2009. She grew up in Mount Isa and has returned to further her career out west. Selina worked in multiple pharmacy settings in Mount Isa prior to coming to MICRRH.

Selina coordinates pharmacy student placements in and around the region where placements involve community, hospital, and outreach/remote pharmacy. These experiences allow the students to gain first hand experience of the challenges that rural pharmacy can present.

Selina mentors local students who are studying pharmacy at JCU which helps them remain connected to their home town and keeps them involved in local health and pharmacy issues while they are away studying at university.

Selina facilitates an "Outback Intern Program" to enhance Intern pharmacists supervised year of practice. The program involves engaging Intern pharmacists with Allied Health Professionals for shared learning experiences as well as examination preparation.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is also an area that Selina is working on. Facilitating CPD events and activities through MICRRH enables local pharmacists to up-skill and meet their CPD requirements without having to travel to the coast. It has been recognised that access to CPD in Mount Isa can be limited and thus facilitation will assist all pharmacists to access the CPD events available through various organisations.

Selina’s passion for rural and remote health shines through in her enthusiasm, and in her encouragement for students and pharmacists to enjoy the vast opportunities that North West Queensland has on offer.