Pharmacy Intership

Pharmacy Shadowing Abroad Program

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A Pharmacy internship with Philotimo is an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand experience of pharmacy practices in the land of Hippocrates. You’ll deepen your understanding of both global and local healthcare issues. You’ll also observe medical conditions you might not see in your home country.

You can complete your pharmacy internship in the dispensary unit of a hospital, a local pharmacy, or a medical center. Apart from observing in these clinical settings, you’ll also spend time dispensing medication during medical outreaches in disadvantaged communities. All of your work at outreaches is supervised.

Doing a Pharmacy placement abroad is a great way to give your CV an extra edge and give you unique talking points during interviews. You’ll also boost your job or study applications to further your career.

This is what you can expect from one of our international medical internships

  • Work in professional medical environments like hospitals and clinics
  • Shadow experienced doctors and nurses
  • Get a deeper understanding of global healthcare issues
  • Learn essential medical skills, like measuring blood pressure and blood sugar
  • Help deliver basic health care services during community outreaches

Is a Pharmacy internship abroad right for me?

If you’re looking to learn more about pharmacy practices in Greece while enjoying your summer, then these internships are ideal for you. We have options to suit all experience levels and will start you out at a skill level that you’re comfortable with.

Are you considering pursuing a career in pharmacy? With us, you’ll get to observe the daily working life of a pharmacist, which can help you make up your mind. Or maybe you’re a current pharmacy student? Doing an internship will provide you with first-hand work experience to complement your studies.

This project is also a good fit for graduates looking for a new challenge. You will certainly have the opportunity to broaden your horizons and put your knowledge into practice.

During your time abroad, you will be well supported by your new colleagues, as well as Philotimo staff local to the area. There is also an opportunity to give back to the community you will be based in through outreach, allowing you to help while you learn.

Advantages of Pharmacy Shadowing Program

Philotimo Pharmacy Internship Program offers unique advantages that go beyond your expectations. One of the key benefits is the global perspective it provides. By observing pharmaceutical practices in Greece, aspiring professionals gain a deeper understanding of diverse approaches to healthcare, medication availability, and patient counseling. They witness firsthand how cultural, regulatory, and economic factors influence pharmaceutical practices. This exposure broadens their perspectives and fosters cultural competency, preparing them to work with diverse patient populations in the future.

Cultural diversity is another significant advantage of the Philotimo Pharmacy Program. Immersed in a foreign environment, individuals have the opportunity to explore local traditions, customs, and healthcare systems. They gain insights into how pharmacy services are provided in different cultural contexts, allowing them to develop a well-rounded and adaptable approach to patient care. Additionally, cultural immersion nurtures cross-cultural communication skills and enhances personal growth, fostering empathy and respect for diverse backgrounds.

Real work with trained professionals

On our internships, you’ll work alongside real healthcare professionals. You can observe them in their everyday work, ask questions, and hear more about their experiences. You’re likely to get more insights into the frontline of medical care than in your home country.

A tailored approach

We are often able to tailor your internship to your interests. You can work in more than one department, focus on one particular area, or experience outreach work in the local community.

Post-Shadowing Reflection and Application

After completing the shadowing experience, participants engage in a reflective and evaluative process. Debriefing sessions or evaluations allow participants to share their experiences, challenges, and growth with program coordinators or mentors.

Certificates of completion are often awarded to recognize the successful completion of the program. These certificates serve as a testament to the dedication and commitment to professional development.

Participants can incorporate their shadowing experience in resumes and applications, highlighting the skills, knowledge, and global perspective gained during the program. It demonstrates a proactive approach to learning and personal growth, setting candidates apart in the competitive pharmacy field.


Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing and Observation Hours.

Shadowing and observation hours are a vital way to gain experience and contribute to your professional school application. Programs are available for you in Greece. Review which specialty areas we offer to explore your desired field.

The Philotimo Pharmacy Program provides our participants students interested in health careers the opportunity for a transformative experience. This two-week program helps college students enhance their academic proficiency and career development opportunities in the health profession.

The Philotimo Program has been shaping careers and changing the lives of premedical, predental college students including future pharmacists! Participation during school breaks programs may better prepare students for acceptance into advanced degree programs.

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Support during your program:

The team will pay you regular visits in the hospital throughout your placement. This helps make sure everything is running smoothly. We’ll tell you about your supervisors before you meet them. Aim to build rapport with them and they’ll reveal what the local system is like from the perspective of a local practitioner.

The Philotimo Pharmacy Program combines science, healthcare, computer technology, business, math analytics and lab research. You can choose from a community pharmacy, involved limited?? With intensive interaction with the public and patients, which can be very appealing if you’re a “people person”. You might be surprised to learn that pharmacy can be very diverse exciting. 

The Practice Setting:

Philotimo’s community pharmacy range from small, individual-owned pharmacies to large chain stores located in nice areas of the host city. 

The program consists of working closely with a high-ranked pharmacist in a community pharmacy, where important care and health-related services they provided.

The shadowing schedule starts at 9:00 am and goes until 2:00 pm and starts again from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday to Thursday. (Program may be subject to change).

Cosmetic Manufacturing

Shadow in Greece’s first natural cosmetic brand’s globally awarded lab. Witness the procedure of making natural creams, pills and organic products.

The preparation of each stage is guided by the Chemist and Pharmacist during this experience.

Compounding  Pharmacy.

Philotimo Med Abroad is afilliated with the University of Thessaly, School of Health and Sciences. Students can specifically tailor the program to individual needs. Working with the physician, pharmacist to prepare a customized experience. Using the latest techniques and devices available at the state-of-the-art University of Thessaly Lab.

You can prepare medication using several unique delivery systems, such as, for those patients who are having a difficult time swallowing a capsule instead preparedeveloping a transdermal gel cream for dermatological use.

Excursions during your Pharmacy Internship Program

  1. Hike and swim in a hidden waterfall.
  2. Discover Mount Olympus and learn to horseback ride.
  3. Try some of the world’s most delicious street food.
  4. Splash around the beautiful and unspoiled clear blue waters.
  5. Explore Meteora.

Philotimo Med Abroad does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex or national and ethnic origin. 

Included with the fees

*Note that the program start date listed is always a Saturday and your housing is available from that day.  

The City of Larissa

Larissa the capital and largest city of the Thessaly region in Greece. It is the fifth-most populous city in Greece.

Larisa is a modern city with beautiful squares, neighborhoods, and parks, along with numerous commercial shops and many options as far as food and entertainment are concerned. It is said that the city has more than 1600 cafeterias (!) and is sometimes called “the city of coffee”. But except for relaxing and drinking coffee, you should spend some time sightseeing. 

Larissa is known as the city of  Hippocrates who resided and died there.

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