Pharmacity and the Hanoi University of Pharmacy form partnership to offer scholarships and internships to top pharmacy students Developing pharmacist talent to benefit the people of Vietnam

At January 18th2022,a ceremony​ held at Hanoi University of Pharmacy campus located at 13-15 Le Thanh Tong, to announce the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Hanoi University of Pharmacy ( the leading university for training of pharmacist) and Pharmacity Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company (the leading retail pharmacy chain in Vietnam) and was signed with the goal of strengthening the cooperation between Enterprises - Universities - Institutes in training and career development for community pharmacists and graduates.

Under the new partnership, Pharmacity will offer scholarships to 50 pharmacy 4th year students of Hanoi University of Pharmacy, starting from the academic year 2022-2023. In addition to this, Pharmacity will offer 100 internships for the final year students at Pharmacity stores in Northern Vietnam. These programs aim to support the development of local talent into nationally recognized pharmacists who can serve the people of Vietnam every day in Pharmacity stores.

Pharmacists play an essential role in the daily life of all Vietnamese people, and this has been highlighted during the pandemic. Pharmacity is proud of its team of 3,000 experienced pharmacists who go above and beyond to care for customers – from the safe supply of medication to giving advice to local communities. Pharmacity highly values its pharmacists and offers quality training and career development programs. Pharmacity and the Hanoi University of Pharmacy will exchange knowledge and best practices to support the long-term training of pharmacists and graduates.

Chris Blank, CEO and Chairman of Pharmacity commented, “We are excited to be a partner with the Hanoi University of Pharmacy and continue to support the next generation of pharmacists in Vietnam. I have enormous respect for the pharmaceutical profession as I have seen the difference it can make to people in local communities, which has been highlighted during the pandemic. I am also impressed by the determination of young pharmacy students, who are graduating in this difficult time. We are looking forward to expanding our collaboration with leading Vietnamese universities, as we continue to build together the future of healthcare in Vietnam.”


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Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hai Nam, Rector of the Hanoi University of Pharmacy giving speech​

Professor Nguyen Hai Nam, Rector of the Hanoi University of Pharmacy added, “Hanoi University of Pharmacy has proudly to be one of the leading universities in Vietnam in training high-quality human resources, a leading research center in the field of Pharmacy with a history of 120 years establishment and development and 108 years of pharmacy training. Today I am very pleased to be present at the signing ceremony of cooperation agreement with the largest private company in recruiting pharmacists in Vietnam: Pharmacity and I hope that the cooperation program between Pharmacity and Hanoi University of Pharmacy will contribute part of building and developing a professional and prestigious educational environment, which is a destination to send students' dreams and ambitions. Strengthening the cooperation between Enterprises - Universities - Institutes is one of the solutions focused by the University in improving the quality of training, science and technology activities of the University.

About Pharmacity

Pharmacity is the largest retail pharmacy chain in Vietnam and is the most convenient pharmacy chain where Vietnamese people can entrust their health and wellness. The Company is a pioneer in the pharmaceutical sector in Vietnam, creating the first modern pharmacy chain and brand in the country offering convenience and product variety, with a price and quality brand promise to its customers.

Founded in 2011, Pharmacity operates nearly 800 stores located in 18 provinces, with three centralized distribution centers and a fully integrated logistic network with over 5,000 employees, of which more than 70% are pharmacists.

About Hanoi University of Pharmacy

Regarded as one of the oldest universities in Vietnam, the Hanoi University of Pharmacy originated from the Indochina Medical School, which was established in 1902. In 1914, the Pharmacy Department was formed and this marks the 108th anniversary of pharmacy training. After the successful August revolution, the school was renamed Vietnam University of Medicine and Pharmacy and in 1961, the Vietnam University of Medicine and Pharmacy was separated into 2 Universities of Medicine and University of Pharmacy under the Ministry of Health.

Since that time, the University has developed a prestigious reputation for training pharmaceutical students.

Up to now, Hanoi University of Pharmacy has trained 16,236 pharmacists at university level, 3,480 pharmacists specializing in profession I and II; 1,412 masters and 164 doctorates; Training products of the University account for more than 50% of the workforce of the entire pharmaceutical industry. In addition, the University also organizes continuous training courses, refresher courses, updates knowledge for thousands of pharmacists as well as medical staff, training hundreds of pharmacists for Laos, Cambodia and Mongolia.

Some photos at the ceremony

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Professor Nguyen Hai Nam, Rector of the Hanoi University of Pharmacy​ and Mr. Tony Kou, Deputy Director of Pharmacy hand over MOU

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25-01-2022

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