AKUH’s Pharmacy Trainee Programme

AKUH’s Pharmacy Trainee Programme Receives the Coveted American Society of Well being Methods Pharmacists Accreditation.

Turns into the biggest Programme of its variety on the earth and the primary in Pakistan.

Advances  AKUH’s  pharmacy traineeship Programme to a residency mannequin.

Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) The Aga Khan College Hospital’s flagship Pharmacy Trainee Programme has obtained the coveted American Society of Well being-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation for Worldwide Pharmacy Apply Residency Programmes (IPPR), turning into the primary educational medical centre exterior the US, the third worldwide hospital and the primary in Pakistan, to obtain the celebrated three-year accreditation.

This accreditation helps increase the requirements of coaching for pharmacists, who provide essential companies in affected person care. Nicely-dispensed medicines guarantee their greatest use and efficacy with skilled administration of the affected person’s response in addition to drugs interplay. With this accreditation, the AKUH Pharmacy Residency Programme has develop into an internationally acknowledged coaching website and can function a job mannequin for producing exemplary practitioners, who will positively affect the observe of pharmacy in Pakistan.

The one-year pharmacy traineeship programme, being supplied at AKUH since 1990, has greater than 800 alumni rendering skilled pharmacy companies, and performing as pioneers within the subject in Pakistan. The accreditation additionally advances AKUH’s traineeship programme to a residency mannequin with worldwide recognition, becoming a member of a neighborhood of over 2,000 websites internationally with accredited programmes.

As a part of the accreditation course of, AKUH’s pharmacy traineeship programme complied with stringent competencies, instructional objectives, and targets, together with greater than 100 ASHP residency studying targets, and greater than 200 measurable components.

ASHP requirements cowl elementary pharmacy observe areas similar to Apply Basis Abilities, Drug Info Medicine Coverage, and Drug Security, Apply Administration and Management, Affected person care, Schooling of others, and Challenge administration.

Congratulating the pharmacy crew on reaching this milestone, Dr Farhat Abbas, Interim CEO AKU Well being Companies Pakistan, stated, “the ASHP accreditation is a testomony to the truth that our sufferers are on the forefront of every thing we do,” including that, “this accreditation just isn’t solely a feather within the cap for AKUH but additionally for the nation.”

Lauding the groups for his or her dedication and arduous work, Dr Adil Haider, Dean Medical School, AKU, stated, “By getting ASHP-accredited, AKU has demonstrated its persevering with dedication to advancing pharmacy observe and offering high quality affected person care,” including that the accreditation will function means to undertake and implement a good increased high quality pharmacy observe and an enhanced residency programme.

Highlighting the affect of the accreditation, Syed Shamim Raza, Director of Pharmacy Companies, Pakistan, stated, “We set ourselves the objective to develop our pharmacy practices additional to satisfy AKUH’s imaginative and prescient of elevating the requirements of healthcare in Pakistan and we achieved this objective by means of the ASHP accreditation which marks us as a world-class establishment for hospital pharmacy observe and coaching, making certain that our sufferers profit from worldwide greatest practices of pharmacy.”

ASHP is a US-based skilled group that represents pharmacists serving as affected person care suppliers in hospitals and different healthcare settings. They consider that hospitals with accredited pharmacy residency programmes are publicly demonstrating their dedication to advancing pharmacy observe and offering high-quality affected person care. The group’s practically 75,000 members embody pharmacists, pupil pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.

Being probably the most progressive and complete institutional pharmacy networks in Pakistan, AKUH pharmacies are trusted for delivering high-quality and genuine medicines, by means of a sturdy crew of extremely certified pharmacists and technicians. Our pharmacy residency programme, is the biggest ASHP-accredited programme on the earth and goals to develop competent pharmacists, who’re geared up with the mandatory expertise {and professional} information to lift the requirements of pharmacy observe in Pakistan.