ISSUANCE OF APPROVAL IN PHARMACY INTERNSHIP MONITORING
Dr. Ndao Y.*
Introduction: In Senegal, studies for obtaining a doctorate in pharmacy are supervised,  and the student is followed during his training by an approved supervisor. However, most students are not supervised by accredited pharmacists. The purpose of our work was to study importance of accreditation issuance in pharmacy internship monitoring. Materials and Method: This is a retrospective study carried out from January 1st to July 31th, 2017, on approvals issued by rectorial orders, from 1991 to 2016. We carried out a literature review completed by an interview with pharmacists, and members of the college of pharmacy. Data were analyzed using Excel software 2008 version. Results: From 1991 to 2016, a total of 373 licenses were issued by rectorial order, including two hundred and ninety eight (298) for Senegalese pharmacists and seventy five (75) for foreign pharmacists. Applications for approval were processed without college of pharmacy advice, and no approvals granted during the period was renewed after 5 years. In addition, in Dakar region, seventy (70) staff members had received trainees in 2016, without first obtaining approval from the institution. Conclusion: Accreditation as a training supervisor is mandatory for pharmacy internship monitoring. College of pharmacists and internship advisors are not involved, and most pharmacists in Dakar region receive trainees without prior approval.
Keywords: Supervisor - Internship - Pharmacy - Approval - Monitoring – Accreditation.
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