Pharmacy Clubs are back!

Higher education is incomplete without extracurricular activities, particularly study clubs. In most of the universities, we have seen many club activities such as debate club, music club, dancing club, English club, science club etc. These clubs bring benefit to students in many ways. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, every physical class at university in many parts of the world is temporarily locked.

In Cambodia, education is rapidly transferred into online teaching delivery. As online learning is strongly encouraged and implemented where schools, teachers and students have access to computers; smart phones and internet connection, Faculty of Pharmacy (FoP) of University of Puthisastra (UP) are committed to promoting continuous educational activities though online. Online class at FoP has started for nearly 4 weeks. Its results were pretty satisfied. At the same time, the FoP has also started to reopen club activities through online delivery using google meet.

PharmaCareer Club coordinated by Mr. Chanseiha NY was reopened on May 09, 2020. There are 52 members who are pharmacy students from foundation year to year 5. Its schedule is every Thursday starting from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. This club is created to orient pharmacy students to choose the right career pathway based on their competencies and potentials, to provide pharmacy student with successful experiences from professionals in the field of pharmacy, and to train pharmacy students with skills needed to be successful in writing a CV and job interview.

Clinical Pharmacy Club with 44 members, coordinated by Mr. Chantrea TAN will run from next week every Saturday started from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Every pharmacy student at UP is able to apply the membership in this club. Its purpose is to provide pharmacy students a chance to learn clinical knowledge and skills from different cases happened in hospitals, pharmacies and laboratories, and this club will be an active discussion platform on clinical aspects.

Senior Pharmacy Club coordinated by Mr. Phanith EANG has started from May 10, 2020. It is opened every Sunday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. With 104 members, this club is focused on strengthening year-4 and year-5 pharmacy students on exam tips and successful keys for the upcoming graduation exam and national exit exam.