Ministry loosens up on pharmacists' training scope

Published by Afterschool.my on Feb 27, 2013, 10:12 am

  • Pharmacist-people ratio to turn from 1:2,947 this year to 1:2,000 by 2016
  • A total of 10,250 pharmacists are registered in the country
  • MPB-accredited pharmacies are allowed to take in trainees

Pharmacy graduates can now go through their training outside of government hospitals and facilities. This was announced recently by the Health Ministry to help increase the pharmacist-people ratio for the next three years.

Pharmacy graduates can undergo their Provisionally Registered Pharmacists (PRP) training at private pharmacy facilities, such as private hospitals, R&D industries and community pharmacies that are accredited by the Malaysian Pharmacy Board.

In September 2011, PRP was shortened from a three-year period to only one year.

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