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Travelling Internationally and Volunteering while in Pharm.D program?

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by FlyingMantis, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. FlyingMantis

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    I'm in a 6 year Pharm.D program and I am interested in traveling to underprivileged countries to volunteer in clinics for experience. For example, central america, africa, south america, etc.. I wouldn't mind working with Doctors, or Nurses. Are there such opportunities for pharmacy students? If so, do you know of any specific ones available to Pharm.D students?
     
  2. owlegrad

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    Yes! I did this in my second year and will be doing it again this year, as a rotation no less!

    I highly recommend it. If your school has an IPSF chapter, start there. :thumbup:

    EDIT: If you have any questions, you won't find it hard to get me to talk about myself and perhaps answer your questions in the process.
     
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  3. bacillus1

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    You might have some opportunities through your school, though they might not be well advertised. I know of a person at my school (USP) that went to Africa, I think with one of our professors to do this type of stuff. If all else fails, there's always the IPSF student exchange. Not doctors without borders, but I think a good opportunity nonetheless.
     

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