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Two US-based varsity students complete internship at QU-CPH

Two US-based varsity students complete internship at QU-CPH

Tribune News Network
Doha
AS part of a student exchange programme between Qatar University (QU) College of Pharmacy (CPH) and Xavier University (XU) in the USA since 2013, Ms Ahlam Ayyad and Ghazal Maghareh, XU PharmD students, visited QU to complete an academic pharmacy leadership rotation.
The Xavier PharmD students were involved in a variety of activities during their four-week rotation. Students had the opportunity to meet with CPH academic administrators and were exposed to academic and clinical and industrial pharmacy settings in Qatar.
They also had the opportunity to be part of a teaching activity at CPH, present their research projects and participate in an interprofessional education (IPE) activity on smoking cessation and a CPH outreach event on pain control. They visited three Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) hospitals (Al Khor, Al Wakrah and HMC Heart Hospital) to learn more about the pharmacy practice in hospitals.
Commenting on the students’ rotation, CPH Dean Dr Mohammed Diab said: “Student exchange programmes offer broad based benefits and outcomes for students keen to embark on this international adventure. It is with great pleasure that we collaborate with Xavier University and to host their students on the College of Pharmacy premises. This collaboration helps both our students and theirs to develop on the educational, personal and long-term levels.
Dr Bridget Javed, director of Doctor of Pharmacy Programme at CPH said: “It was a pleasure hosting the pharmacy students from Xavier University as it provided a platform to learn about pharmacy practice advancements between Qatar and the United States of America.”
Dr Hazem Elewa, clinical assistant professor at CPH said: “Students’ performances were outstanding and they were very keen to learn about the academic and clinical settings in Qatar. They also had great interactions with CPH students and exchanged knowledge. This was a true example of what international student exchange should be like.”
The visiting student Ahlam Ayyad said: “The experience at Qatar University is one that I will always cherish. From the students to the faculty and to the overall hospitality that my colleague and I received was just phenomenal.” Ghazal Maghareh said: “My experience at Qatar University’s College of Pharmacy was unforgettable. I was able to have one-on-one meetings with the academic administrator to learn more about academia and clinical practice in Qatar. My mentors at Qatar University were dedicated to our learning experience and always provided constructive criticism. Besides the wonderful faculty and administrative staff, I spent a good portion of my time with QU students. I hope to continue to strengthen the relationship between Xavier and Qatar University.”

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