August 26, 2016 NEWS

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) signed a Memorandum of Understanding pertaining to the new "Special Study Abroad Course"

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on March 31, 2016 for the "Special Study Abroad Course" that offers 5th year pharmacy students an opportunity to join a study abroad program in Toronto, Canada starting in the 2017 Academic Year.

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences has been working to cultivate the English communication ability of its students through efforts such as introducing the "Project-based English Program (PEP)" into its required curriculum. In addition to this, a course for 4th year students called "Pharmaceutical English Seminar" offers opportunities for students to study professional level medical English with a focus on pharmaceutical sciences.

Beginning from the 2017 Academic Year, the new 2-week long "Special Study Abroad Course" will offer opportunities to learn cutting-edge Canadian pharmacy practices at SickKids. Students will also be able to use the English language skills they acquired through the "Project-based English Program (PEP)" and "Pharmaceutical English Seminar" and build upon the specialized medical knowledge they developed through the "Clinical Clerkship in Hospital/Community Pharmacy" in their 5th year.

By conducting this program, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Ritsumeikan University hopes to develop pharmacists capable of contributing their skills and talent to the world.
* Project-based English Program (Japanese version only)

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Study Abroad Program "Special Study Abroad Course"

Students study about the health care system and pharmacy practices in Canada though a two week long program where they attend clinical case conferences and clinical ward experiences at SickKids. This study abroad program aims to give pharmacy students the opportunity to acquire a global perspective in order to help them excel not only as clinical pharmacists in hospitals, but also as pharmacists working in dispensaries and industry.

About The Hospital for Sick Children

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally. Its mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized family-centred care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures health-care professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system. SickKids is proud of its vision for Healthier Children. A Better World. For more information, please visit
SickKids invites health-care professionals and researchers from all over the world to study and train at the hospital. In 2015-2016, there were 863 medical affairs residents and fellows and 259 research fellows who trained at SickKids.

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