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2018 Study Abroad Program for Students from the School of Pharmacy, University of Portsmouth


With the signing of a memorandum between NUSP and UOP in 2016, student exchanges between the Schools of Pharmacy started and in 2018, it was a great honor to receive three student pharmacists from UOP.

fter introducing the School of Pharmacy to the three student pharmacists from UOP and going through an orientation, the students were then able to learn about Japanese calligraphy, tea ceremony, and traditional Japanese musical instruments from NUSP students from those respective clubs.

After their introduction to Japanese culture, the UOP students were then taught about Japanese pharmacy practice, the healthcare system of Japan, Kanpo (traditional Japanese herbal medicine), and house calls made by pharmacists, in the morning and then would make visits to respective sites in the afternoon. This included visits to community pharmacies, a Kanpo pharmacy, a pharmacy specializing in house calls, and visits to both hospitals affiliated with Nihon University (in Itabashi and Ochanomizu). At these sites, they were able to learn about the work pharmacists in Japan do.

On the last day of the UOP students’ study, Dr. Gorecki from UOP arrived and also participated in a lecture at our School of Pharmacy.

In the end, with the help of pharmacists from local community pharmacies, the pharmacists at our affiliated hospitals, and NUSP alumni working in the corporate sector, the study abroad program was a success and ended with a ceremony where the UOP students received certificates of completion. They then returned home on September 11th.

In the end, this study abroad program was carried out and it was great to see students from both schools study together to achieve their dreams of becoming active healthcare providers able to contribute on a global scale. We very much look forward to continuing this relationship with University of Portsmouth in the future.