The Central Regional Branch of the PSGH, in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SoPPS) of the University of Cape Coast holds an annual “Time with the Student Pharmacist”.

The program sought to bring together student pharmacists to meet up practicing pharmacists to be exposed to career and life opportunities within the pharmacy profession as part of ongoing mentorship programmes.

The 2023 edition combined the mentorship event with an awards ceremony. The SoPPS has established an innovative annual student recognition and awards program in honour of its first-appointed Dean – The Late Prof. D.D.O.

The Guest Speaker at the event representing the PSGH President was Pharm. Dr. Isaac Adupong, Chairman for the Capacity Building and Mentorship Committee. Also present was Pharm. Mrs. Yaa Pokuaa Baiden, the Deputy CEO of NHIA, in charge of Administration and Human Resources. Mrs. Baiden was billed to share her experiences across the various fields of practice.

In his delivery, Pharm. Dr.Isaac Adupong shared with the students some critical skills that employers look for in graduates; which could also be of great help for entrepreneurial minds as well.

In her delivery, Pharm. Dr. Mrs. Yaa Pokuaa Baiden elaborated on some of the existing and emerging career opportunities in the Pharmacy profession. She inspired the students to be confident and explore their talents beyond academia and shared inspirational success stories of high-flying Pharmacists. The Dep. CEO of NHIA, shared the government’s interests and efforts it’s making to see to the welfare of pharmacy, as she encouraged them to show interest in governance and policies as these events affect us.

Leaders and membership of the Central Regional branch of PSGH led by the affable Chairperson Mrs. Abena Esia-Donkor was in attendance. Individual members shared words and advice and practice experiences and observations that students could leverage to guide their lives as student pharmacists.

The Chairperson of the Capacity Building and mentorship committee strongly recommends that such a high-impact mentorship and award scheme be replicated in all pharmacy schools.