The pharmacy rotation in the Eastern European country of Romania is five weeks long. It is a UI College of Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE). The rotation consists of four weeks on-site in Romania: Both in the city of Cluj-Napoca at the Cluj School of Public Health, and also in rural areas outside of the city.
While in Romania, students take part in research, education and service projects through the Cluj School of Public Health. Student pharmacists will:
I was able to collaborate with pharmacists and students and utilize various public health and pharmacy skills. I was challenged to think and work differently and adapt to the practices of Romania.
- Learn the basic workings of the Romanian healthcare system
- Gain an understanding of how community pharmacy operates in the country
- Work on a research project with academic partners in Romania
- Experience a clinical pharmacy setting