Southport & Formby Hospital pharmacy welcomes international students April 15th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Hospital pharmacy welcomes international students Five pharmacy students from the United States and Spain have been honing their skills and helping with patient care at Southport and Formby District General Hospital. They are two Americans, Ashley Cortright and Matthew Smith, from Wingate University, North Carolina, and three Spaniards, Mikel Urretabizkaia, Laia Castro and Idoia Martinez, students at the University of the Basque Country. The international placements, which are paid for by the students themselves, form part of their studies towards their degree qualification. The Basque students are completing a six-month placement and the two American are part way through a six-week visit. Chief Pharmacist Adrian Brown said: “It’s been a pleasure to have the five of them with us because the placements are of mutual benefit. “They help my team on a day-to-day basis in the department as well as giving useful feedback from a different perspective on the way we work.” The placements are now annual fixture in the Pharmacy calendar and Adrian is looking forward to welcoming more visitors later in the year. Picture above shows Chief Pharmacist Adrian Brown with, from the left, Ashley Cortright, Mikel Urretabizkaia, Laia Castro, Idoia Martinez and Matthew Smith Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Call OTS www.callots.co.uk Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!