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QU-CPH students selected in different committees within the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) | Qatar University

QU-CPH students selected in different committees within the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO)

2020-11-03

When the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) announced the call for individuals to run for positions in their subcommittees, the College of Pharmacy students took it upon themselves to brace this challenge and apply for several positions.
This challenge was awarded with an outstanding achievement of four students and one alumni who were successfully elected into various IPSF EMRO subcommittees. This is the first time QU-CPH will have this large representation at the EMRO, highlighting the tremendous efforts of the Qatar Pharmacy Undergraduate Society (QPhUS).
The IPSF is the leading international advocacy organization for pharmacy students with the aim to promote improvement in public health through the provision of information, education, and networking opportunities as well as a range of publications and professional initiatives. The IPSF represents more than 500,000 pharmacy students and recent graduates in 92 countries worldwide and is managed by the executive committee. The IPSF EMRO is a regional extension established in 2008 to allow students from around the region to connect and bring the IPSF spirit to all pharmacy students and graduates and to advance and support the aims and objectives of the Federation at a regional level.
Four students and one alumni from the College of Pharmacy were successfully selected to the following IPSF EMRO subcommittees for the year 2020-2021 amongst the large number of applicants who have applied:
1. Bassant Elkattan (CPH Alumni): Pharmacy Education Coordinator.
2. Halima Saadia (Professional Year 3): Regional Projects Subcommittee in Pharmacy Education.
3. Nebras Ibrahim (Professional Year 3): Regional Media & Publication Subcommittee.
4. Laila Shafei (Professional Year 3): Regional Projects Subcommittee in Professional Development.
5. Fatima Nazar (Professional Year 2): Regional Secretary Subcommittee.
CPH Dean Dr. Mohammad Diab spoke proudly of the student’s achievements: “It is our pleasure to announce that 5 of our students have been selected for various positions at the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) - Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO). In alignment with the Qatar National Vision, the College of Pharmacy is exerting extensive efforts in building and developing human capacity and leadership skills. This also aligns with the quality of teaching and research that Qatar University adopts. CPH is committed to its vision to be regionally and internationally recognized for distinctive excellence in education and research.”
The successful students commented on this incredible opportunity to learn new skills, gain knowledge and expertise and connect with other pharmacy students across the region.
Nebras Ibrahim commented on this achievement “’Life begins at the end of your comfort zone’-Neale Walsch. I’m really glad I will be representing QPhUS and myself at such an international student federation as this will give me the chance to learn new skills, develop expertise and highlight QPhUS on an international platform.”
Laila Shafei commented: “I am glad to be a part of the Professional Development Subcommittee which will work on shaping our pharmacy career and highlighting the pharmacists' role in the health field. We have to always to go outside the box and try new opportunities that will add up on our experiences and skills for the future.”
Fatima Nazar commented: “Being a part of the Secretary Subcommittee is an excellent opportunity for me to give back to IPSF the amazing experiences it has given to me. This is a wonderful opportunity to be an advocate for this profession on a universal scale. I believe that we have the opportunity to be a part of a brighter future, and together we can face all the challenges that await us with full zeal and zest!”
Halima Saadia commented: “As a Pharmacy student, working towards the betterment of my profession's education is very meaningful to me, and therefore I am honored and grateful to be part of IPSF-EMRO Regional Projects Subcommittee for Pharmacy Education. It has given me an opportunity to enhance my collaborative and communication skills on an international level, and to create meaningful impacts on Pharmacy Education globally and locally.”
Bassant Elkattan commented: “It’s my pleasure and honor to be part of EMRO and the IPSF teams this mandate in the Pharmacy Education Portfolio. This wouldn't have been possible without the upstanding teaching I got in CPH that made me want to give back and help other Pharmacy students. In addition, I am thankful for the years I spent in QPhUS leadership which were the first step to reach the EMRO and the IPSF."

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