The Faculty of Pharmacy future ambassadors of Global Learning in Pharmacy participated in the Educational and Research Mobility Program of University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Faculty of Pharmacy held from July 15 to 26, 2019. The students under the B.S. Pharmacy and B.S. Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy programs were accompanied by the Faculty Secretary Asst. Prof. Renz Kenneth G. Cadiang.
Participants were: Mr. Christian Franz Pua, under the B.S. Pharmacy program, and Ms. Excella Denise S. Basco, Ms. Arielle E. Cruz, Ms. Francia Marie R. Palines, Ms. Camile P. Parreño, Ms. Nielsienne F. Reyeg, Ms. Kristine Loren P. Rojas, Ms. Kae Niecolle R. Sosa, Ms. Sophia D. Ver, from the B.S. Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy program.
The UST group was welcomed by the Deputy Dean for Engagements and Income Generation Dr. Adliah Mhd Ali and the Coordinator for International Affairs Dr. Mazlina Mohd Said during the opening ceremonies held on July 15. On the same day, the students also joined the gathering of the participants of the UKM Global Student Mobility Partnership where the delegates were met by the Second Secretary of the Philippine Embassy in Malaysia, Madame Rochelle Orense.
The Educational and Research Mobility Program served also as an opportunity for Cadiang to meet with UKM Faculty of Pharmacy Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Makmor Bakry. They discussed the establishment of Clinical Pharmacy Simulation Laboratory in the Faculty of Pharmacy.
Discussed were the possibility of making Dr. Mohd a consultant for the UST Faculty of Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacy Simulation Laboratory, strengthening of the Clinical Pharmacy research studies of the BS Pharmacy program major in Clinical Pharmacy, strengthening the attachment training for Clinical Faculty and Preceptors, and forming a partnership for the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) program of the students under the Doctor of Pharmacy program. A fruitful discussion for research collaboration also took place with the Center for Drug Delivery and Research Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haliza Katas and Center of Drug and Herbal Research Center Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juriyati Jalil.