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.

Why did you go to PUA for student exchange?

The chance to visit Africa, and more specific an Arab country with so much history as Egypt has, made the decision very easy. PUA offered the necessities and quality needed for my bachelor thesis to be conducted.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange lasted 8 weeks in total.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

Prof. Andrew Martin from KTH scouted for students to participate in a collaboration with PUA and KTH, me and my colleagues applied and were accepted.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH?

The difference is a more direct contact or line of communication in PUA compared to KTH. The relationships between pupils and professors are more personal than in KTH. Moreover, the learning is more of a practical character in PUA than in KTH, where the approach is often more theoretical and is conducted to bring discussion.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

They have been excellent in supporting all causes, the communication line is very clear and everyone, including students, are very generous and show great hospitality. Our Egyptian colleagues, whom we collaborate with, have excellent knowledge in their field and are easy to discuss with.

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Why did you go to (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) for staff exchange?

The main objectives of this mobility are:
- Explore the master program in Electrical Engineering in KTH.
- Investigate the availability of joint undergraduate projects submission.
- Acquire new teaching and learning skills from KTH.
- Reinforcement the cooperation between KTH and PUA.

How long was the exchange period?

A month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

Through a presentation in front of the vice president and the international relations coordinator of PUA University. The presentation includes my goals to this grant of the Erasmus+ staff mobility program and this is done after the submission of the motivation letter and my CV to them.

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Why did you go to the School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland for staff exchange?

I consider the visit to the School of Pharmacy, UEF, as a lifetime experience that I believe it is a milestone in my career. It is a significant opportunity to discover innovative and different teaching and research techniques as well as to explore new foreign culture that is definitely motivational and very inspirational to my career

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was 8 days

How have you been chosen to this visit?

The journey started after my motivation letter was selected by Prof. Dr. Maged ElGhazouly, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing. I was one of 5 lecturers who were chosen to present their motivations to contribute in such exchange program in front of Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Mohey ElDin, President of Pharos University in Alexandria and Prof. Dr. Nourhan Fanaky, Vice President for Education and Students Affairs.

How do studies and researches at School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland differ in comparison to your previous experience?

I think they are different in the time and resources available for their research. In addition, most of them are working as a multidisciplinary team which collaborate together for successful publications

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Why did you go to KTH for staff exchange?

To gain more experience about teaching methods, to get introduced to a new culture, to widen my professional network, to know more about the curriculum of the courses in the KTH and compare it to ours in PUA. My main mission was about the BIM courses to transfer the way of teaching and to know all the courses that are taught in the KTH as PUA is starting to teach this new technology.

How long was the exchange period?

It was one month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I have been chosen through a process that started by a call to all the staff members for whoever wants to submit a motivation letter to be chosen. Then there was an interview with the faculty of engineering dean and head of departments. Then there was an interview with the head of international relations and the representatives of university’s president.

How do studies and researches at KTH differ in comparison to your previous experience?

It differs a lot as the number of years for the university education at the KTH are 3 for bachelor degree and most of the students there continue post graduate studies for 2 years to complete their master’s degree. One of the great differences is that all the master or PhD thesis are concerned with the industry to solve problems or to renovate the technology of construction.

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Why did you go to (Royal Institue of Technology KTH) for staff exchange?

My trip was part of a grant of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program. The main purpose of the trip was to adopt new teaching methods, interactive learning methods and assessment methods. In addition, visit the laboratories and workshops. Another personal purpose was to network with people interested in the field of my PhD research and exchange knowledge with them.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was for 10 days.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I applied for it at the PUA. The application included a motivation letter, my CV and a valid IELTS certificate. Then I have done a presentation on the purpose of my application to this visit. The attendees of the presentation were the Vice President of the PUA and the International Relations Coordinator at the PUA.

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Why did you go to (KTH)for staff exchange?

I went there as a part of ICM program among the agreement between KTH and PUA

How long was the exchange period?

10 days

How do studies and researches at (KTH) differ in comparison to your previous experience?

There educaltional system consists of 3-years program BSc and 2 years Msc. The computer and electrical engineering are merged in one schoo;

Did (KTH) staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

Yes,

Could you describe a regular day as a student or teacher at (KTH)?

Student : attend lectures and lab sessions Teacher : give lectures, participate in meetings related to research projects

What was the best part of your experience at (KTH)?

Meeting with master programs directors and advanced abs

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Being best authentic private university in Alexandria with highly qualified cooperative Teaching staff from professors to demonstrators is reason enough for anyone to join your University.

Why did you go to (University of Eastern Finland) for student exchange?

In my opinion, the university announced for scholarship was a great opportunity to discover their teaching methods and facilities whilst still student in PUA, as well as experience first-hand the European scandanavian culture.

How long was the exchange period?

About four months since 3rd/sept/2018 to 20th/dec/2018

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By assessing applicant English proficiency, recommendation letter from my professors, motivation letter and interviews was also done to assess student social and academic background as well as their overall character.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University because it is one of the top 10 universities in the Republic of Egypt and its close relationship between other international universities, especially the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience of travel without parents and self-reliance and to see the cultures of other countries

How long was the exchange period?

It was 3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I think because I worked hard to study architecture and got the highest grades and excelled at the University of Pharos

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Because of the excellent educational level offered by pharos university.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain a new experience and knew the difference between education in Egypt and abroad.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was nominated by my department then I have passed the language test and an interview with university administration.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)?

The biggest difference is that students there depend on themselves a lot in the education.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University to study because I knew about the agreement dual bachelor degree from both KTH and PUA which gives international exposure. Also its one of the best University for the education perspectives.

Why did you go to KTH for student exchange?

To gain experience, knowledge. Also to explore different cultures and know the least technology and trend in architecture.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

First I have been writing my CV and motivation letter. Second I have been through 2 interviews and English test.

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What made you chose PUA to study? 

 I choose Pharos University to study because it is one of the universities that help on producing good generations.

 Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience and knowledge from other countries that could help me in my future sake concerning the Architecture Engineering. 

How long was the exchange period? 

3 months 

How have you been chosen for the exchange? 

 By owning high grades, good communication skills and language.

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Why did you go to PUA for student exchange? 

  I heard about the transportation project from my teacher at KTH. I chose PUA for exhange to write my bachelor thesis.

How long was the exchange period?  

3 months. 

 How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By my teacher at KTH. 

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)? 

  I have nit participated in any courses but otherwise, there are differences such as school rules, computer lab.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate.  

Yes, they have been helpful all the period and it was easy to communicate with them.  

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Because it is one of best universities in Alexandria.

Why did you go to KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm for student exchange?

It was a good chance to gain experience.

How long was the exchange period?

Three months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I have been chosen by my professors.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm?

The students at KTH is more independent.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

As Pharos is one from the best universities in Egypt, it was recommended for me.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

It was the best chance ever to learn a lot about everything, their way of studying, their work during their lectures and tutorial.

How long was the exchange period?

It was for 3 months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was able to get the highest grades so that I could get my professors' nomination and I worked hard on it

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