This program is designed for those pharmacy professionals who wish to complement their education with both academic skills and clinical experience in international pharmacy. Equipped in this way, recipients of the INMED International Pharmacy Diploma will be prepared to actively apply their expertise on behalf of low-resource communities.
Enrollment is open to pharmacy professionals and pharmacy students.
At the completion of the International Pharmacy Diploma, students in the context of a low-resource community will be able to:
International Pharmacy Diploma students will achieve the above learning objectives through the following four educational components:
International Medicine & Public Health Intensive Hybrid Course
This course combines active on-line learning with in-class skill sessions to facilitate comprehensive attainment of the core competencies in this field.
International Service Learning
Students and residents serve four to eight weeks at an INMED training site where they are supervised by experienced INMED faculty. Responsibilities may include inpatient care, outpatient clinic, obstetrics, night duty, and participation in research, public health, and primary care activities. This service learning opportunity is also available to practicing healthcare professionals, who must participate for a minimum of two continuous weeks.
International Pharmacy Presentation
Students will select a topic on health promotion or disease management relevant to their training site and make a 30-minute educational presentation to the staff at that training site. The student's supervisor will advise in selecting the topic and developing content of this presentation.
International Pharmacy Essay
The Essay is designed to help students clarify their personal position on the greatest issues surrounding international medicine. It requires thoughtful responses to several questions, is submitted via e-mail, and requires about two hours to complete.
Assessment of student's attainment of the learning objectives will be based upon:
International Medicine & Public Health Intensive Hybrid Course Evaluation
This is composed of Self-Paced Course exams, article discussions, essays, class participation, and final examination.
Training Site Faculty Evaluation
Supervising faculty at the INMED International Pharmacy Training Site will submit a written evaluation of student's performance with attention to the above learning objectives.
At the completion of their service learning experience, students will receive guidelines for authoring an essay regarding insights they have developed into international health issues.
Students who successfully complete the above course of study will receive the INMED International Pharmacy Diploma. Verification of the educational experience will be provided to the student's affiliated school or residency program. Graduates are entitled to include initials D.I.P. (Diploma in International Pharmacy) following their names.