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27 September 2018

Developing empathy in Master of Pharmacy students

David Fosu

Master of Pharmacy students develop empathy

Master of Pharmacy students
Master of Pharmacy students

In order to help Master of Pharmacy students develop empathy, a self-directed internship was integrated into the 3rd year curriculum by the department.

Students applied for a volunteer position, choosing from a list of organisations who had agreed to partner with King’s, to complete a minimum of 30 hours’ volunteer work.

The organisations involved ranged from charities supporting people living with mental health conditions to organisations supporting pupils from low-income backgrounds. Evaluations show that both students and the organisations involved felt that this is a valuable experience.

Mosaic Clubhouse, who were an organisation involved, said King’s students were ‘warm, patient, inquisitive and very knowledgeable.’

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