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A special surprise for UNE pharmacy students on exchange at University of Granada

June 24, 2013

On Saturday, June 22, 2013,  University of New England College of Pharmacy students and UNE Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Karen Houseknecht participated in the University of Granada's graduation ceremony for the college of pharmacy. 

The UNE students had a special surprise, as they were called on stage and "hooded" just like the UGR students. "It was amazing and our students were very touched by how included we have been," said Houseknecht.  View a slideshow of the UGR graduation ceremony.

The eight College of Pharmacy students on May 20th embarked on UNE’s first academic exchange program with the University of Granada in Spain. 

The goal of the program is to enable UNE's doctor of pharmacy students to take some of their elective courses in Granada, and to foster research collaborations between UNE and UG.

The exchange is one of the first Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations of the UNE students’ fourth year. They are began with a two-week Spanish language and Spanish cultural immersion course, followed by a class in European Healthcare Systems they will take alongside UG pharmacy students. The UNE students are living with host families arranged through UG’s highly regarded Center for Modern Languages. More on this exchange program.

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