Global initiatives

We’re going global! Over the past year, a number of global initiatives have been developed at the School. In March 2015, the School entered into partnership with University College London, England and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia to form the PharmAlliance. All three Schools are leaders in pharmacy, and will work together to “inspire and train tomorrow’s professional leaders and practitioners to transform education delivery and address major research challenges in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences.”

In addition, PharmD students have the opportunity to pursue an international rotation during their PY4 advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs). We have eight programs established across five continents, and new programs are in the pipeline, and will be introduced in the coming years. For more information about the international rotation experiences, visit this page.

Student Perspective: Pharmacy School: Experiences Outside of the United States

A blog post from Evan Colmenares, Class of 2017. 

Did you know that you could go on international experiences while enrolled as a student pharmacist? One of our students, Amanda Gorman, is going to Costa Rica this year to learn the role of a pharmacist there and actually interact with patients in a hospital, community, or research setting with the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation.

 

Amanda wanted to participate in a student exchange program because she is passionate about global engagement and wanted to have the opportunity to experience how other countries view the practice of pharmacy. She completed a Spanish for the Medical Professions minor in undergrad, so she wanted the opportunity to participate in an international experience that would use her Spanish language skills. Additionally, she finds this a great opportunity to advance her clinical skills.

 

How did she prepare for this opportunity? Amanda applied early in the semester – September/October and ranked Costa Rica highly because she wanted to work with an underserved country – however, this is not a requirement. She also has volunteered with the Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC), both working in the clinic as the student pharmacist on an interdisciplinary team and as a HIV counselor.

 

Learn more at: http://www.ipsf.org/student_exchange