B. Pharm students hold mentorship session with industry experts

By Kush Rana
The USIU-Africa Pharmacy Club on Friday, March 15, organized a highly anticipated guest speaker event titled ‘How to Navigate After the B.Pharm Degree’. The event featured two distinguished alumni from USIU-Africa, Dr. Brigit Musangi Mulwa and Dr. Grace Kiarie, both of whom brought valuable insights and expertise.

Dr. Brigit, an accomplished pharmacist, health content creator, and project associate at Africa Health Business, commenced the event with an engaging presentation. Drawing from her own experiences and professional journey, Dr. Brigit shed light on the various avenues available to pharmacy graduates post-graduation. She particularly emphasized the importance of navigating the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) examinations, which serve as a crucial gateway for practicing pharmacy in Kenya. With a thorough understanding of the examination process, Dr. Brigit provided students with practical tips and strategies to excel in these examinations, stressing the significance of early preparation and utilizing available resources effectively. She also emphasized the value of continuous learning and professional networking in establishing a successful pharmaceutical career, urging students to regularly interact with professionals and take advantage of networking opportunities to widen their perspectives.

Following Dr. Brigit's insightful presentation, Dr. Grace, an accomplished pharmacist, MBA, and MPH took the stage to share her expertise on pharmacy regulations, public health initiatives, leadership roles, and ambulatory care. With her comprehensive understanding of the global pharmacy landscape, Dr. Grace provided students with a broader perspective on international pharmacy careers. Furthermore, Dr. Grace discussed the evolving role of pharmacists in public health initiatives, emphasizing their vital contribution to patient care beyond traditional pharmacy settings. Her discussion on leadership opportunities available to pharmacists and the growing importance of ambulatory care services provided students with valuable insights into diverse career paths within the pharmacy profession.

In conclusion, the event was a resounding success, thanks to the invaluable contributions of Dr. Brigit and Dr. Grace and exemplified the USIU-Africa Pharmacy Club's commitment to fostering the academic and professional growth of its members, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration needed to thrive in their future pharmacy careers. As attendees left the event, they were filled with a sense of motivation and purpose, ready to embark on their professional journeys with confidence and determination.

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