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Italian Pharmacy Students Visit Duquesne

As part of the Agreement of Collaboration between Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and the Università degli Studi di Perugia, Facoltà de Farmacia, established by Dean Bricker and Dean Rossi in 2009, three pharmacy students, Aida Avdo, Irene Dell-Anno, and Raffaele Senatore, recently visited Duquesne to learn about the American healthcare system and how pharmacy is taught and practiced in the United States.

The students were exposed to a variety of pharmacy practice settings by visiting the clinical practice sites and spending time in the laboratories of the pharmacy faculty, as part of their required experiential education for their degrees in Italy. The Italian students interacted with our own student pharmacists at healthcare screenings, where they had the opportunity to practice taking patients' blood pressures. They also attended lectures, patient case presentations, and even became certified through the American Pharmacists Association diabetes course. During their time here, the Italian students were able to experience many new aspects of pharmacy practice as well as accompany fellow student pharmacists on their yearly class trip to Washington, D.C. to promote pharmacy advocacy.