Chinese Pharmacy Schools Consortium

This spring, Professors Robert Straka and Ling Li, along with colleagues from U of Michigan and Ohio State U, visited five top pharmacy schools in the Chinese Pharmacy Schools Consortium, which includes China Pharmaceutical U (CPU) in Nanjing, Fudan U in Shanghai, Sichuan U in Chengdu, Shenyang Pharmaceutical U in Shenyang, and Beijing U.

During their visit, Straka and Li attended the 2015 Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy Education in Nanjing hosted by CPU, and they visited all five pharmacy schools and affiliated hospitals to discuss issues concerning the ongoing PharmD program supported by the China Scholarship Council, as well as future collaborations between schools in the U.S.-China PharmD Education Consortium.

They also met the two students in China who had been accepted into the U of M College of Pharmacy PharmD program for fall 2015.

In August, the college welcomed a Chinese pharmaceutical company leaders delegation, including 28 general managers and senior management from all across China. Their visit included a presentation by Straka and Li to learn more about the U.S.-China PharmD Education Consortium.

This fall the College of Pharmacy welcomed two students from China as part of the college’s agreement to accept Chinese students who meet admissions requirements to the PharmD program on the Twin Cities campus beginning fall 2015 and continuing for two more years.

The students are Kerui Peng , a graduate of China Pharmaceutical U; and Siqian (Christina) Zheng, a graduate of Shenyang Pharmaceutical U.