This fall, the UF College of Pharmacy was able to reciprocate on a study abroad experience. The College hosted four students from St. Peters Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPIPS), Hanamkonda, India, for four weeks in October. In summer 2015, four UF students, accompanied by Chandra Sekar, Ph.D., visited SPIPS during their elective overseas advanced pharmacy practice rotation. The exchange was possible through a memorandum of understanding signed earlier this year.
“This is the first time that Indian Pharm. D. students have had an opportunity to visit the U.S. and shadow practicing pharmacists in a professional setting,” said Sekar, professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
During their stay, the SPIPS students visited Wyandot Memorial Hospital in Upper Sandusky; Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, and a specialty hospital in Toledo. They also observed independent retail pharmacy operations at Scarbrough and Sycamore Pharmacies. In addition to their professional observations, the students participated in academic and social events on the UF campus.