Prospective Visiting International Students and Pharmacists

Program Overview

Howard University College of Pharmacy hosts both students and practicing pharmacists from a range of international pharmacy institutions and programs. This is part of an effort to forge meaningful international partnerships, while also providing and enriching opportunity to learn about the practice of pharmacy in the United States. Our curriculum is tailored to the goals and objectives of the partnering international institution or program. Experiences usually focus on community practice, clinical pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical research, academic instruction, or a combination of areas. Visitors have opportunities to observe and interact with pharmacists, patients, and other health care practitioners, with the main site being Howard University Hospital. We offer 4 or 5-week experiences during the summer academic session.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

An educational institution (college or university) or program must apply on behalf of the participant(s). The institution or program is responsible for selecting the participants based upon internal criteria. Howard University College of Pharmacy can accommodate a limited number of visiting students or faculty annually and priority is given to those with which the College has official partnerships with. Partnering educational institutions must have a curriculum which focuses on intensive instruction in the area of pharmacy practice, pharmacy management, and/or pharmaceutical sciences. Partners or visiting students/pharmacists must be prepared to sponsor all travel and expenses.

Featured Programs

PharmaBridge® – This is a voluntary initiative aimed at strengthening pharmacy services in low-income and emerging countries. Pharmabridge was established to link individuals and institutions together to actively exchange resources and training in pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical science, pharmaceutical industry and professional pharmacy education. Howard University has been an active participant in this program, which is supported by FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation). We have welcomed pharmacists from Ghana and Nigeria for the purpose of:

  • Updating professional competence

  • Developing new initiatives upon return to home country
  • Strengthening pharmacy department and teaching capacit

Information for Students

Airport Pickup

When possible, a representative from the Howard University College of Pharmacy will meet you at the airport. Please forward flight itinerary to at least 4 weeks prior to your arrival date so that arrangements can be made. Please check airport websites for airport information.

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Transportation: Getting Around the DC Metro Area!

We recommend taking public transportation. The Washington DC Metrorail or Metrobus is a safe and efficient way to travel around the DC metropolitan area. You can visit the Washington monument or shop at one of our suburban malls in Maryland or Virginia.
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Accommodation within the DMV area is constantly in flux and HUCOP makes every effort to provide housing options for visiting guests. Expect accommodation for one month to range between 800-1600 USD depending on a single or shared room. Housing options will be provided for all visitors, but the final decision, reservation, and payment should be made by each visiting individual.

Howard University Map 

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