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From Nepal to India to United States - A student Pharmacist's journey

Dikta Thapa


Pharmacy practice differs significantly between United States and India. This article recounts a Nepalese student perspective of her “pharmacy journey”. India is still in a developing phase in terms of role of pharmacist in healthcare, while US has set standards and critical involvement of pharmacist in patient care. Here I share my experience of attending classroom sessions in US, witnessing different teaching style, student gaining valuable experience in medication therapy management as a student and my first exposure to modern hospital pharmacy and the hospice center.


Pharmacy education; Pharmacist training; Clinical Pharmacist; India; United States


Baker, J., Draves, M., Ramudhin, A. Analysis of the Medication Management System in Seven Hospitals. edBPM whitepaper, 2008.

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