“I want to read the kinds of pharmacy materials that pharmacists overseas read.”
“There is no place to learn clinical information.”
“English is just too hard.”
We can imagine pharmacists and pharmacy students saying these types of things a lot. That’s why we created a place for them to learn both clinical pharmacy and English in the same online environment.
It’s our aim for you to be able to read, with help from a dictionary and even without understanding every word, these types of texts within about a year. In other words, understand the main concepts.
To do so, we use Applied Therapeutics, Minor Ailments, and other similar texts aimed for international pharmacists as our course material. We also aim for you to be able to read international clinical guidelines as you progress through the course.
Who is this course good for?
This course is aimed for pharmacists and pharmacy students who want to read English pharmacy texts but don’t know where to start and don’t have a place to learn. Because we are all creating this group, we ask that participants be motivated and ready to participate actively in it. If you are willing to put in the work, we will help you achieve the results you are aiming for.
What do we do in thegroup?
We hold reading sessions, where we will present one chapter (roughly 20 pages) in each session, with participants expected to make every effort to read it prior to the session.
Sessions consist of the following:
- Summarizing the chapter (15-20 minutes)
- Summarizing the treatments, including pharmacotherapy (10 minutes)
- Group work (20 minutes)
- Q&A, organizer commentary (15 minutes)
We would like for participants to present a chapter during their time with us. In order to do that, participants will create slides, which we as organizers will help with through correction and feedback.
Project 1: English and pharmacy forum
This is a place to answer your pharmacy English questions and for those participating in the reading sessions to practice their English.
Project 2: Pharmacy listening
In this project, we will start by listening to the English words we learned as well as an English summary. Then, we will introduce pharmacy English news.