HUCOP International 

Pharmacy Experience Training Program

HUCOP International provides student pharmacists with the opportunity to select an international APPE rotation in nine different countries. Through complete cultural immersion we aim to prepare our students to act as global citizens and to be culturally aware in their daily practice as pharmacists.

To learn more about our program highlights, please download our flyer.

Africa

Ghana

Students attend rotation at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital located in the City of Accra. They have the opportunity to learn about and experience clinical pharmacy practice in a limited resource setting. This unique experience teaches students to be creative, open minded, adaptable, and flexible – skills that are vital in the success of their careers.

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Ethiopia

Students will be in Addis Ababa and have the ability to participate in two settings, clinical pharmacy practice and pharmacy education. Within Addis Ababa University, students will be able to learn about the pharmacy education system in the country. At the hospital, they will get to utilize their clinical knowledge and participate in clinical rounds.

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South Africa

Students participate in activities through Howard University Global Initiative South Africa (HUGISA), located in Pretoria. This experience is highly public health focused and students get to exercise their creativity and critical thinking to apply their learned skills to public health projects that benefit large communities and populations in the Southern African region. The opportunity in South Africa is invaluable as students gain hands on experience in how pharmacists can play larger roles in public health initiatives.

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Zambia

Through grants received by HUGISA, students travel to either Livingstone OR Lusaka to participate in clinical research projects within hospital settings. This experience is a unique mix of public health and clinical pharmacy, providing an once in a lifetime opportunity for students to see how these two fields can work together to create positive impact.

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Asia

Taiwan

Student will rotate through multiple clinical services at Shin Kong Wu Hospital, located in Taipei. This unique opportunity will expose students to what clinical pharmacy looks like in a uniquely different culture, and how culture can shape how pharmacy is practiced. Chinese language skills not required, but are of course always helpful.

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South Korea

Through a unique partnership with Seoul National University, in Seoul, students will be immersed in a academic research rotation (non-patient care). Their 5 weeks will be spent diving into a research project surrounding quality improvement of medications. Students have the opportunity to learn about medications not approved within the US and to compare/contrast differences in the process between this country and the US.

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India

Students will spend their time at JSS Hospital, one of India’s largest hospitals with 1800 beds, located in Mysore. The hospital offers students clinical experiences in multiple different specialties and teaches them their refined clinical pharmacy processes for serving such a large patient population. Additionally, students learn about JSS College of Pharmacy, one of the only College’s in India that has a ACPE Certified PharmD Curriculum. Students get to visit both school campuses in Mysore and Ooty.

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Caribbean

Jamaica

Students have the opportunity to learn about clinical pharmacy practice and pharmacy education in Jamaica at the University of West (UWI) Indies, in Kingston. UWI’s newly started PharmD program represents the progress made in clinical pharmacy practice within the country. Students will be able to learn about the Jamaican health care system and the role of pharmacists within hospitals and clinics as well as how pharmacy education is provided to students.

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Interested in becoming a preceptor for an international APPE site?

We welcome your interest and would be excited to talk with you! 
Please e-mail HUCOPInternational@howard.edu and let us know you are interested!