A Cayman study experience

Cayman Pharmacy Group has bolstered
their staff for eight weeks this spring with three visiting pharmacy
students from the University of Toronto.

Completing their final stages of
education and training with a unique hands-on experience in Cayman, Alicia
Wood, Katelyn Weber and Stephanie Jacques recently arrived after completing a
minimum of one year undergraduate studies and a 4-year pharmacy programme. 

The University of Toronto program
requires graduating students to intern with a licensed and operational pharmacy
for their final 16 weeks of their education and training. 

“This outreach to young pharmacists
gives them the opportunity to assist with fulfilling pharmaceutical needs in
real life situations with the overview of an experienced pharmacist,” said David
Pellow, manager and owner of CPG.

Mr. Pellow also co-owns pharmacies
in Canada, which is how the opportunity came about.

“This transition from a classroom
and laboratory environment into the real world environment gives the new
pharmacists a wonderful opportunity to complete their learning experience,” he

David Pellow, Simone Davis,
Shashorna Powell & Lindsay Maclean at the company’s Chrissie Tomlinson branch
have been working with the students as professional teaching associates.

The students also go out to the
West Bay and Savannah pharmacies to further expand their knowledge with Angela
Ebanks, Camille Grey and Ron Oats.

The three students will be
providing educational sessions for all the pharmacists in Cayman and they are
working on health promotions for the public and the patients of Chrissie

“We are really enjoying seeing how
things are done in another country,” said Ms Wood.

“It’s amazing to see the different
types of medication available since Cayman is affiliated closely with the
Caribbean, UK, Canada and the US. It has been a great learning experience for

Mr. Pellow said Cayman Pharmacy
Group hopes to make the student placement an annual event giving those involved
the opportunity to learn and grow from each other.

 “We definitely see this going forward in the
future and we would encourage other pharmacies in Grand Cayman to do it as


Cayman Pharmacy Group members, front, from left, Eva Willingdon, Shashorna Powell, Simone Davis and students Katelyn Weber, Stephanie Jacques and Alicia Wood. Back, from left, Kenrick Downer, Yuliet Rivero-Romulo, David Pellow, and Lindsay MacLean.
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