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"It's important for us to be as open and willing
to learn about alternative ways of doing things
because there's not always one best way. By sharing
information, we can improve the profession."
regimes. Schafermeyer says Swaziland has fewer than 50
pharmacists, so the college is working to train nurses and
other community health workers to dispense medication.
In Portugal, St. Louis students worked with the International Pharmaceutical Federation to research and
develop leadership programs for schools of pharmacy in
Africa. Student Stephanie Tackett blogged that "in order
for us to conduct research it was required that we take
several different online trainings regarding social, behavioral, and ethical aspects of research." The same program
also brought students from Portugal and Hungary to the
St. Louis campus where they visited community pharmacies, a hospital, a mental health facility, and Express
Scripts. Portuguese pharmacy student Paula Batista
visited a neighborhood pharmacy that specializes in
delivering medication to patients with HIV. "The phar38  

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macists are constantly on the phone asking if patients are
taking their medications," she noticed. "Pharmacists are
working on solutions like buzzers and reminders. The
whole process on how drugs get to the patients is very interesting." Batista says she is looking for ways to improve
pharmacy systems back home.
St. Louis pharmacy student Shannon James chose to
participate in a fourth-year rotation organized by the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF). The
Federation has 350,000 pharmacy student members in 84
countries. "I applied for Egypt two days before the revolution took place ... and found out I was accepted about two
days after the revolution happened in January 2011." James
joined pharmacy students from Hungary, Portugal, the
Czech Republic, and Poland for two weeks of pharmacy
experience and two weeks of travel in Egypt. She shadowed
a pharmacist at a large Egyptian pharmacy chain and also
observed the 57357 Children's Cancer Hospital in a poor
neighborhood of Cairo. In a country with little private
health insurance, James said Egyptian colleagues "had no
idea what we were talking about when we asked how they
process insurance claims." But she also learned that the
number in the hospital's name comes from bank account

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Dominican Republic



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