Pharmacists play an important role as one of the significant healthcare professionals. Every pharmacy student need to give their best effort in the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree course to graduate and become a pharmacist. If some students just graduated but there is no place for pre-registration training, it would be very devastating considering on how much effort they had put to graduate.
The entry of first year MPharm students have increased over the year from 1672 students in 1997 to 2978 students in 2006 followed by 3744 students in 2010.1 If we compare the number of first year students between 1997 and 2010, we can notice that there is about 124% increase in number. Most of the 1997 first year students graduated in 2001 while 2006 first year students graduated on 2010. This had been followed with the increase in the MPharm graduates from 2001 which has 1302 graduates to 2809 graduates in 2010.1 From 2007 to 2010, there is about 10% increase in number of MPharm graduates every year.1
There is about 152% increase in pharmacy students from year 1999 which had about 4200 students to 10599 students in 2011.1
In order to become a fully qualified pharmacists, the MPharm graduates should complete the pre-registration training. One of the main reasons why the number of MPharm students should be controlled is because the places for the pre-registration training did not increase as dramatically as the number of students. In fact, some of the main body that offered