The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launching was attended by interested BS Pharmacy students held at Main Building, FDA Alabang.
FDA is a government organization that ensures quality and safety of foods, drugs, cosmetics and devices for the people. It had accepted interns from different schools in the Philippines with the inclusion of PLT College, Inc. for the school year 2012-2013.
Included in the launching were the registration for the FDA Internship Program guidelines and the overviews of FDA centers and offices. Students who entered FDA Internship Program had their orientation by the FDA Academy in Filinvest Corporate Center, FDA Alabang. The allocation and endorsement of interns for FDA centers and offices was done by the FDA Academy Head, Mr. Charles Almina B. Alba.
It was last April 8 when the interns started their duty. PLTC interns needed to complete the 200 hour Manufacturing Pharmacy Internship, the last of the three Minor Internship Types.
It is hard to enter FDA Internship Program but it only posted a challenge to the future PLTC BS Pharmacy 3rd year students for the coming school year 2013-2014 to have an internship experience in the FDA. From the PLT College of Pharmacy students of school year 2012-2013, only six were able to enter the FDA Internship Program, namely: Sarah dela Cruz, Alyza Corpus, Jezilyn Guiniling, Demma Dulnuan, Johnson Carl Napadao and Rogelio Salvador Jr.
Challenges shape up a student to pursue his/her career to the best of his/her abilities. FDA Internship Program not only posts a challenge to interns but also ensures that an intern’s assignments are related to his/her field of interest and study as stated in one of the obligations of FDA in the Memorandum of Agreement. It also provides a suitable working place for interns for practical exercises in actual industry environment.
“FDA Internship Program may help our Pharmacy students to understand the role of a Pharmacist in any government or private agency. They shall understand, know and be trained by the qualified FDA employees per center such as the center for device, drug, food and cosmetic regulation, regional field and central lab,” Madam Aileen Buhisan, Dean of the PLTC College of Pharmacy also added.#