Summer training is aiming to provide students opportunities to practice and work in community pharmacies, hospital clinical pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturing companies. Summer training extends student’s learning beyond the classroom into the community and real life experience. Students will learn to transform the role of the pharmacist from a product-oriented to patient-centered practitioners and be able to face the challenge of complex drug therapy needs of patients. Summer training enhances students to become well-prepared and sustainable pharmacists as professional health care practitioners after graduation.

Summer Field Training provides pharmacy students sustainable pharmacy practice in various pharmacy careers.

Summer Field Training provides high qualified training fields for pharmacy students to gain real experience in pharmacy practice and enhances community participation.

Summer field training in Faculty of Pharmacy is required in two summers after the Junior and Mid-senior studies with a total of 360 hours (awarded 12 CR). Junior field training is the pre-requisite training for mid-senior field training in which juniors involve only the community pharmacy training, while mid-seniors expand the training fields to hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and medical representatives in addition to the community pharmacies. The final result is shown as NP (Non-grade pass) or NF (Non-grade fail). All students pass the required field training are given certificates by the Faculty. All training records are retrievable in the electronic database.

Junior Summer Training

Junior summer training includes 3 categories of training fields, in-house pharmacy training, community pharmacy training, and pharmacovigilance workshop.

  • In-house Pharmacy training

The aim of In-house pharmacy training is to prepare student to be familiar with commonly encountered cases in the community pharmacy. It is supervised by all departments in the Faculty. The training evaluation included drug information assignments, case discussion, presentation and role play. It takes place at the PUA mock pharmacy and Faculty library.

  • Pharmacovigilance Workshop

The aim of pharmacovigilance training is to introduce students the importance of effective drug monitoring systems for all medicines. The workshop is instructed by the staffs from Egyptian Pharmacovigilance Center in Alexandria (PVC). Students work on various assignment topics, including storytelling, graphical design, video, and flyer/brochure. Students are also scheduled to visit PVC-Alexandria center.

  • Community Pharmacy Training

The aim of community pharmacy training is to apply knowledge and skills in daily pharmacy practice as primary care professional. Each student is assigned to a faculty member as a summer training supervisor. Students are required to bring the training booklets during the practice. Supervisors are responsible to make sure that student’s training is taking place and report to the committee with a set of standard to follow. Students are evaluated by the preceptors in the pharmacy and faculty supervisors according to standard evaluation rubrics. Students also require passing training post-test.

MIDSENIOR SUMMER TRAINING

Midsenior summer training includes 4 categories of training fields, community pharmacy training, hospital pharmacy training, industrial training, and courses offered in PUA CEDC center.

  • ORIENTATION

All midsenior students attend a summer training orientation week before starting the summer training. Speakers from various training fields including hospital, community pharmacy and pharmaceutical companies are invited to share insights of their training programs and regulations that students should follow at the training sites.

  • COMMUNITY PHARMACY TRAINING

The aim of community pharmacy training is to apply knowledge and skills in daily pharmacy practice as primary care professional. Each student is assigned a faculty member as a summer training supervisor. Students are required to bring the training booklets during the practice. Supervisors are responsible to make sure that student’s training is taking place and report to the committee with a set of standard to follow. Students are evaluated by the preceptors in the pharmacy and faculty supervisors according to standard evaluation rubrics. Students also require passing training post-test.

  • HOSPITAL PHARMACY TRAINING

The aim of hospital pharmacy training is to place students in clinical pharmacy settings for 60 hours including ICU, TPN Unit, Oncology, Nephrology and Inpatient & Outpatient pharmacy to obtain first-hand professional clinical experiences. In 2018, the Faculty has contracted 5 hospitals located in Alexandria.

  1. Armed Force Mostafa Kamel Hospital
  2. Alexandria University Hospital
  3. RasEltin Navy Hospital
  4. Ministry of Health Hospitals
  5. AlSalama Hospital

Students are evaluated by the preceptors in the hospitals and give power point presentation based on the knowledge gained from the training which is supervised by summer training committee.

VISION

Pharmacy students are equipped with sufficient professionalism and competence to serve the community.

MISSION

Pharmacy students practice proper dispensing, compounding, prescription handling, patient counseling, and administrative tasks in community pharmacies.

GOALS

  1. Link curricular background, relevant to medications, to current practice.
  2. Form a link between theoretical curricula studied, regarding different pharmaceutical dosage forms and their hands-on identification in the Egyptian market.
  3.  Guide students to proper patient counseling.
  4.  Train students on essential tasks relevant to computer software.
  5.  Engage supervising role of the preceptor in the community pharmacy.

VISION
All pharmacy students should become highly qualified and competent hospital pharmacists.

MISSION
Pharmacy students practice in various hospital pharmacy settings focusing on clinical pharmacy training.

GOALS
1.1. Practice in general hospitals/ health units and specialty hospitals.
1.2. Practice in oncology hospitals.
1.3. Practice in drug information centers.
1.4. Practice in private hospitals.

VISION
Pharmacy students will become highly qualified and competent industrial pharmacists.

MISSION
Pharmacy students practice in various pharmaceutical industry sectors, including Registration, Research and development, Production, Quality Control, Quality assurance and Marketing.

GOALS
1.1. Practice in pharmaceutical industry
1.2. Practice as medical representatives
1.3. Improve sales and marketing skills

Medical Rep Training

The Pharmaceutical industry is considered to be one of the most important industries all over the world due to its strong link between the industry, physicians and patients. Medical Representative is the most visible person in pharmaceutical marketing. The training empowers students with the skills that will enable them to face the challenges in the pharmaceutical market and.provides students opportunities to explore the sales and marketing for various pharmaceutical products from different companies, including Sanofi Aventis,Tabuk, AstraZenaca, Pfizer, Bayer and Apex.

Pharmacovigilance Workshop

The pharmacovigilance workshop is aiming at spreading the culture of drug alertness among the students with the beginning of their summer training in the private pharmacies and training on how to report and evaluate the side effects of drugs. The workshop is given by pharmacovigilance specialists in Egyptian Pharmacovigilance Center – Alexandria. Students should complete lectures, assignments and filling yellow cards for ADR reporting. The best assignment groups are selected to visit Pharmacovigilance center for further practice at site.

Pharmacy Cup Competition

The aim of the competition is to reinforce community pharmacy practice in a simulating manner. Students gain experiences by using cases encountered daily in a real pharmacy through competition by groups representing different local community pharmacies. All the student actors/actresses and inspectors fill evaluation rubric sheets immediately after each case and participating students are given feedback immediately after each act to benefit from the appropriate response for that particulate case. Discussion sessions between the faculty staffs, evaluators and students are done at the end of each day. The winner team is awarded a Pharmacy Cup by the Dean, Prof. Dr. Maged El Ghazouly.

Mini Workshop

The mini workshop provides pharmacy students a practice-based activity which is supporting the taught courses. Students have to complete a 4-station round in one hour duration. This workshop is designed to allow students to practice hands-on the materials.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

  • Demonstrate appropriate techniques of individual capsule filling in the compounding pharmacy
  • Prepare drugs for intramuscular (IM) and subcutaneous (SC) administration
  • Use Pharmacruise program for inventory management
  • Learn how to measure blood pressure using a sphygmomanometer

CEDC COURSES

All midsenior students are required to enroll general courses offered by PUA Carrier Development and Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC) from the following course list to enhance student’s sustainable skills and empower student’s career development and entrepreneurship.
• entrepreneurship
• leadership
• interpersonal communication
• time management
• interview skills
• cv writing
• team building

SUMMER TRAINNIG ORIENTATION

All midsenior students attend a summer training orientation week before starting the summer training. Speakers from various training fields including hospital, community pharmacy and pharmaceutical companies are invited to share insights of their training programs and regulations that students should follow at the training sites.