In 2019, 24 medical and pharmaceutical students, together with medical doctors and professors from National University of Singapore (NUS), ranked 1st in Singapore & Asia Pacific, and 22nd in the world according to the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 11th in the world according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings, named the world’s 4th most international university, came to conduct a joint project called Project Lokun with 39 UP Pharmaceutical Students, and other UP Medical Students. The Lokun’s misson is to Cultivate, Connect, Care for the Cambodian village community.
• Cultivate: Educate villagers on good health practices
• Connect: Reconnect villagers back to their healthcare system
• Care: Provide acute care to through clinic initiatives
This joint community and clinical project provides students from the two universities with the chance to learn from each other on soft skills like leadership, critical thinking, project management, fund raising for project operation, teamwork, communication and other clinical skills in the community in Cambodia like communication with patients, patient education and counseling. Moreover, students also have chances to practice their English, which is a language of success after graduation. This project is held every year and has made great contributions to UP Pharmaceutical Students’ success so far.