As an international student at WesternU and a part of the APhA International Committee, I have had many opportunities to host students from outside of the US including Japan and Korea. Currently, we are hosting two lovely students from Thailand, Tanya and Korn since October 17th. They are here for a 6 weeks rotation. I would like to introduce them to you all!
Hello, my name is Tanyamai Kaewkomon (Tanya). I am pharmacy student from Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Now I am doing my rotation at WesternU. During the 6 weeks of my rotation, I will rotate 3 sites: WesternU Pharmacy, PCC Diabetes clinic and San Antonio Hospital. After completing only 2 weeks so, I have already gained a lot of knowledge and experiences. Moreover, I had a great opportunity to have lunch with Dr.Shimomura and learn about the OTC products in the U.S. which are quite different from Thailand. And I look forward to practice and gain more experiences during my rotation here.
My name is Pasakorn Boonlert, you can call me Korn. I am a 6th year pharmacy student (international program) from Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Me and my friend, Tanya, are having a chance to do a clinical pharmacy rotation at WesternU in California divided into 3 sections consisting of community pharmacy, ambulatory care and hospital.
It is a fantastic oppurtunity to do a rotation here. Currently, I am interested in clinical research and hospital pharmacy. I think that having a chance to do a rotation here in USA can help expanding my view on the pharmacy profession and deciding on my future career path.
Posted by Mai Yokota, Paskarn Boonlert and Tanya Kaewkomon