Medical/Pharmacy

Placement USAUKrwandaAustraliaNamibia

USA (1): This term is not used typically in the USA; with introductory pharmacy practice exercise (IPPE) and advance pharmacy practice exercise (APPE) being favoured; sometimes also called “rotations” as students tend to rotate through several placement sites.

USA (2): Could be thought of in many ways but oftentimes this refers to placement of a patient following discharge from the hospital to home, skilled nursing facility, acute rehab, long term care facility, hospice, etc. 

UK: Short term training

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Fellow rwandaUKUSAAustraliaNamibia

Rwanda: Similar to intern, but paid work with more responsibilities and less supervision compared to intern.

UK: Expert in their field/ excellence

USA (1): A pharmacy or medical postgraduate trainee with an emphasis on research

USA (2): Resident graduate who decides to further specialize in an area (ie: hematology, infectious diseases, transplant); seen as the closest point of contact in a specialty field- oftentimes managing multiple patient care activities as the same time

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Resident rwandaUKUSAAustraliaNamibia

Rwanda: Non-existent in pharmacy education. used for medical students as the post-graduation mandatory 2 years work for a government health facility.

UK: On site trainee/Health Care Professional

USA: (1) A recent pharmacy or medical graduate who is licensed/registered and in their first few years of (work-based) postgraduate training

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Intern rwandaUKUSAAustraliaNamibia

Rwanda: A student or recent graduate (trainee) who works to gain experience and work is not remunerated.

UK: Trainee

USA (1): First year medical resident/recent graduate from medical school; typically lowest person on the totem pole and POC for the pharmacist as they are the closest direct patient care medical professional

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Self-care medicine (USA) USA

A medicine that is available to patients without the requirement for a prescription.

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Education

CE UK

Continuing Education: Learning undertaken by adults beyond school years. CE is often delivered in the form of evening classes.

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CPD UKUSA

Continuing Professional Development: Tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience gained formally and informally at work and though training, beyond initial qualification.

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Fresher UK

A student on the first year of an undergraduate degree programme.

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Firstyear UKAustralia

A student in the first year of a degree programme.

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Organisations

Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). USA

Board certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties determines which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels in the USA.

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