Faculty of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Experiential Training Program (PETP)
Pharmacy Experiential Training Program is a structured supervised program of participation in the professional practice of pharmacy that is designed to assure the best practical experience according to international standards. The experiential curriculum encompasses faculty-directed teaching and learning experiences that have been developed to prepare and train the students to apply the knowledge acquired in didactic courses, and help them acquire professional skills needed to practice competently in a variety of pharmaceutical settings.
PETP seeks to engage students in pharmacy practice activities that take place in pharmaceutical companies, community pharmacies, hospitals, and various health institutions. Students who master the competencies of the PETP will also exhibit strong ethics, professionalism, confidence, and leadership. Therefore, these experiences must be of adequate intensity, breadth, structure, and duration to achieve the defined educational outcomes. The aggregate of the practical structured training ensures that all educational outcomes and entry to practice competencies are met by students prior to completion of the academic program.
The vision of the PETP is to empower future pharmacists to be agents of change and leaders in creating a climate of patient-focused practice of pharmacy in a culture of encouragement and accountability.
The mission of the PETP is to design quality pharmacy practice experiences for students to pursue optimum patient-centered pharmaceutical care, and to educate current and future practitioners to meet and respond to changing demands of the job market.
The specific goals of the program are:
To ensure that students obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to enable them to practice competently in a variety of pharmacy practice settings. The program is designed to help students make the successful transition from the didactic academic setting to the practice environment via experiential application of what the students have learned.
To promote the development of the students’ technical, cognitive, communicative, and decision-making skills that are necessary for the pharmacy practice in various settings
To foster integration, reinforcement and advancement of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to provide a solid foundation for the provision of optimal pharmaceutical care.
To provide the students with an overview of the principles of pharmaceutical factory design, pharmaceutical manufacturing, good manufacturing processes (GMP), and validation and regulatory issues of the Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA) in the pharmaceutical industry.
To enhance the students’ awareness of career paths and facilitate their development toward a selected path.
All practices of the PET are performed under the supervision of Pharmacy Practice Specialists who assume the responsibility of supervising and monitoring the quality of the experiential training.