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College of Pharmacy Establishes Training Program for Chinese Pharmacists

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016 - 9:09 AM All News , Arts and Sciences

The Western New England University College of Pharmacy recently welcomed six Chinese pharmacists to the University as part of the Pharmacy Education and Clinical Pharmacy Practice Training Program. The program is a partnership with Yale New-Haven Hospital, and the Chinese Pharmacological Society-Division of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Research (CPS-TDM). The program allows international pharmacists to spend one month at the Western New England University College of Pharmacy to learn about Doctor of Pharmacy education, and five months at Yale New-Haven Hospital to learn about the practice of pharmacy in the United States.

The program represents a new and unique opportunity for international collaboration at Western New England University, and is managed by Dr. Shusen Sun, PharmD, Director of International Pharmacy Programs and Board Member of CPS-TDM.

The Chinese pharmacists attend College of Pharmacy didactic lectures, case discussions, interactions with students on clinical rotations, and faculty development seminars. A variety of lectures and topics of discussions are offered including pharmacy admissions process, accreditation standards and outcome assessment, curricular design, mission and vision development, experiential education, pharmacists as educators, and leadership development in pharmacy practice. The visiting pharmacists also have opportunities to interact with faculty to discuss research and clinical practice.

Pictured above  are Chinese Clinical Pharmacists enrolled in the CPS-TDM program originating from five major Chinese hospitals. (L to R):  Mr. Yongfu Hang from the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Mrs. Fang Zeng from Tongji Hospital-Tongi Medical College Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Mrs. Boxia Li from the First Hospital of Lanzhou University, Dr. Shusen Sun, Dr. Evan Robinson, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Xiaoxing Wang and Dr. Wenqian Chen from China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Dr. Yanting Wang from the Cancer Hospital-Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and Dr. Xia Qin from the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University.