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SARA MAHMOUD

Sara Mahmoud, from Egypt, is enrolled in the
new International-Trained PharmD program at the
University of Colorado's Skaggs School of Pharmacy.

ity of qualified preceptors who can oversee the student
experiences. Drake established a committee to evaluate
each proposed opportunity, because "these things do not
always grow purposefully," says Rovers, "they grow by interpersonal contacts." Even if a partnership starts with a
personal connection-as they typically do-an approved
international rotation must offer a "purposeful educational experience with explicit goals, objectives, workload, and
budget. It should be the college's program, not Rover's
program, so you also have to think about succession."
Since 1997 Drake has sent 125 PharmD students to 15
sites in nine countries, including Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences in India, Hillside Clinic in Belize, community
pharmacies in Australia, the University of KwaZulu-Natal
in South Africa, Princess Margaret Hospital in Canada, and
various sites in Ecuador, France, New Zealand, and Tanzania. Drake prefers not to send students overseas alone.
There could be as many as eight in a single group. Rovers
says he finds growing interest among students for international experiences. "Students are generous, responsible,
interested. They are looking for a way to make the world a
little better." Because he has spent a lot of time in Australia
where pharmacists have relationships with pharmacists

"Students are generous, responsible, interested.
They are looking for a way to make the world
a little better."
in Vietnam, Rovers says he is now beginning to assist the
Hanoi University of Pharmacy with curriculum development-although no student exchanges are planned yet.
The goal at St. Louis College of Pharmacy is to send a
third of its students on an international serving learning
project or an APPE rotation. Professor Kenneth Schafermeyer says the college typically has an official agreement
with a university, hospital, pharmacy, or nongovernmental organization (NGO) overseas. Internships for credit
must also be approved by the Missouri Board of Pharmacy. Housing in the host country can be challenging.
Schafermeyer says there may be hospital guest rooms, a
youth hostel, hotels, or apartments.
In Bangladesh, Swaziland, and South Africa, St. Louis
College pharmacy students work with local organizations
to train mid-level health care workers on ways to improve
patient adherence to HIV and tuberculosis medication
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Degrees Without Borders
The Right Prescription for Internationalization
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