Working as a pharmacist in a developing country is a huge challenge. Drugs are expensive and scarce, so this is an excellent opportunity to understand more about the limitations and creativity needed to treat a wide range of pathologies and tropical disease.
It is also the chance to learn more about the global challenge to define the role a pharmacist plays in patient care. Unlike home you are likely to be involved in everything from ward rounds to making the hospitals own supply of paracetamol.
Unfortunately cost, distance and a lack of education in resource-poor countries means patients regularly present themselves with diseases or pathologies that have advanced to a critical stage. The chance to witness and help treat these conditions will undoubtedly teach you new skills and enhance your understanding of disease progression.
Pharmacy placements are one of Work the World's most recent developments and they are going fantastically well!
Following a request from a university keen to place their students overseas, we were able to use the excellent relationships we have with the hospitals in our destination countries to create a placement tailored to their individual needs and requirements. The first students travelled to Ghana in spring of 2012 and, based on the resounding success, we are now developing the placements for many more students in 2013/ 2014.
This flexibility is the big benefit of booking with a specialist. If you are keen to take your pharmacy placement overseas, why not get in touch and see what we can arrange for you?Frequently asked questions
Rob Giddings, Ghana Operations Manager
We were able to tailor our Village Experience in Ghana so that pharmacy students could get a week working outside of the city. It gave them a unique insight into the challenges of providing drugs to rural communities and perfectly complemented their Takoradi placements.
I had the best time ever in Ghana and I would definitely recommend Work the World to anyone who is thinking of doing an elective in a developing country.
James Hyde, Queen's University, Belfast 2013Read More
If you want a hassle-free experience with seamless organisation within the host country, then I would definitely recommend Work the World
Fatima Zulfiqar, University of Manchester 2013Read More
I will always cherish my experiences in Ghana, and remember that at some point in my life, I was able to call Ghana my home away from home.
Lucy-Rose Vuong, University of Manitoba 2013Read More