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A Delegation from School of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota Visit SPU
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Invited by our school, Doctor Amy pittinger, director of distance education in clinical pharmarcy, School of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, USA, Doctor Yun Lu, associate professor in clinical pharmacy and visiting professor of our school and Doctor Patrick Gleason, director of the Department of healthy effect in Prime Therapeutics corporation and visiting professor of University of Minnesota came to Shenyang Pharmaceutical University from September 26th to 28th. Based on the previous cooperation of two schools, they discussed further collaboration with the leadership of our school.

It has been almost three years since the cooperation of two schools. The education of clinical pharmacy in our school is strongly supported by University of Minnesota, which promotes interactions in distance education, specialty training of teachers in clinical pharmacy and international communication and education of students. Principal Bi met with the visitors with great welcome and introduced the new campus of our school and the general information about clinical pharmacy. Indicated by Principal Bi, there is a shortage of talent with expertise in clinical pharmacy interiorly, which required learning from the advanced educational system of clinical pharmacy in USA to promote pharmaceutical education in China. In the meantime, Principal Bi sincerely invited the Principal of University of Minnesota and Dean of pharmacy department to come here for further cooperation. Doctor Pittinger was grateful for our invitation and promised to deliver our sincerity to them.

On the afternoon of September 26th, Cai Hongyu, director of the International Exchange Office, Prof. Yang Jingyu, dean of the School of Life Science and Biopharmaceuticals and Zhao Mingyi, director of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, held a symposium with the delegation. Two sides involved in an in-depth discussion about promoting the network curriculum cooperation, reforming of teaching system with China's national conditions and international standards, visiting scholars exchange program, research cooperation and research results transformation. And all those discussions have reached a consensus.

On September 27th, Dr. Pittinger and Dr. Yun Lu gave lectures focus on “USA Pharmacist Journey: From Product to Patients” and “Insights of MTM (Medical Treatment Management)” for undergraduate and postgraduate students of clinical pharmacy, respectively, and Professor Yang Jingyu presided over this lecture. Wang Yu, director of Pharmacy, People's Liberation Army 463 Hospital, Zhang Xu, deputy director of Pharmacy, People's Liberation Army 463 Hospital, all clinical pharmacists of People's Liberation Army 463 Hospital, Dang Dasheng, pharmacists of Shenyang General Hospital, Ren Tianshu, pharmacists of Shenyang General Hospital, a number of clinical pharmacists of Shenyang General Hospital, teachers of Department of Clinical Pharmacy of Shenyang Pharmaceutical University attended the meeting. In the presentation, Dr. Pittinger introduced the development of American clinical pharmacy, the change in the work of pharmacists, the standardization of pharmacists' functions and the cognitive education of the position of pharmacists in pharmD education. Dr. Yun Lu systematically elaborated MTM, which is the core course of pharmD education in America, such as the content, implementation process and concept of MTM. She stressed that the development of clinical pharmacy and the social cognition of pharmacist require a long developing process, so she also encouraged audience topay attentionto accumulation of knowledge, open view and stick to their career choices. The excellent reports caused great interest of our school teachers and students, which deepened their knowledge of practice model of clinical pharmacy and occupational position of pharmacist in USA. After the report, the two sides had heated discussion on the Sino-US clinical pharmacy.

The visit of the delegation from School of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota deepened the understanding and trust between the two schools in pharmacy education and scientific research cooperation, promoted the international reputation of Shenyang Pharmaceutical University. The two schools will continue to work together to promote the internationalized development of pharmacy education in our school; promote deep cooperation in clinical pharmacy education and teaching reform of two schools.

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