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PEY Outline Supervisors

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									INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

PHARMACY/PHARMACOLOGY/
      TOXICOLOGY

  UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
     INTERNSHIP PROGRAM STAFF
 INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR                 INTERNSHIP COMMITTEE
  Dr Larry Grupp
     Associate Professor Department       Dr Denis Grant
      of Pharmacology, University of          Chairman, Dept of
      Toronto                                   Pharmacology, University of
     Research Liaison, Psychiatry,             Toronto
      University Health Network            Dr. Robert Macgregor
     Thirty years Research and               Associate Dean Research,
      Teaching at U of T                        Faculty of Pharmacy,
         Biology of Alcoholism                 University of Toronto
                                           Dr. Cindy Woodland
                                              Undergraduate Coordinator,
                                                Dept of Pharmacology,
 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE YEAR                   University of Toronto
             (PEY) OFFICE
 Mr. Jose Pereira,
    Director PEY Program, Faculty of
     Applied Science and Engineering,
     University of Toronto
          INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
1.   PURPOSE
2.   STUDENTS
3.   STUDENT PREPARATION
4.   PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
5.   CO-OP VS. INTERNSHIP
        Advantages of internship approach
6.   COMPANY ISSUES
7.   TIMELINE
                    PURPOSE

   Provide real world private sector exposure and
    experience.
      “Is the pharma company a place I would like to
       be? ”
      “ So that’s what is involved in:
         Regulatory Affairs
         Clinical Research

         Medical Information

      “ So that’s how drug formulation is done!”
      “ So that’s what goes into advertising and
       marketing a drug”
   Provide opportunity for students to network and gain
    networking experience
   Provide companies with exposure to our best
STUDENTS
   Third Year undergraduates in:
       Pharmaceutical Chemistry
          Medicinal chemistry, Analytical chemistry, Organic chemistry,

           Pharmaceutics, Molecular Pharmacology as well as a hands-on
           laboratory course in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Formulation,
           Dosage Forms
       Pharmacology , Toxicology          •Extra University Activities
          Chemistry, Genetics, Molecular biology and Biochemistry
                                                    •Math & Science tutor
           Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Experimental
           design and statistics                    •University Tour guide
                                                    •University Residence
                                                    Council
                                                    •Ontario Place office
      STUDENT PREPARATION
Preparation to enter workforce
   Six Session Preparatory Program
      Guidance on private sector culture

          “do’s and don’ts”

          Employer expectations

          Interview skills

          Resume preparation

   Interviews with Pharmacy/ Pharmacology Staff to rate students
    for company interviews
                 THE PROGRAM
1.     Begin Internship at the end of their 3rd year.
           Listed as a Professional Experience Year (PEY) course
                independent study
                Pass/fail
                listed in university transcript
2.     Students switch to “part-time” status
           No courses or exams
           Full-time devoted to job
3.     Supervisor submits:
           Mid term report
           Final report
4.     Site visit
CO-OP VS. INTERNSHIP

     CO-OP              INTERNSHIP

 4 months               12-16 months
 Participant/observer   Participant/ observer

 Unpaid                 Paid ($25K- $40K)

 Some ROI               Significant ROI
        ADVANTAGES
 COMPANY                   STUDENT

Train, prepare and     Learn about how a
evaluate potential     Pharma company operates
employee
Involve intern in      Evaluate setting as a
large scale projects   potential career path
Hit the ground         Significant practical
running                experience. Can be
                       involved in large scale
                       projects
Maintain contact with Network opportunity/
university programs   Future employment
                COMPANY ISSUES
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS/TERMS OF              WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
     EMPLOYMENT

                                         1.   Provide a safe workplace for
1.   Employers are strongly
                                              interns, as mandated by the
     encouraged to follow the rules
     and regulations of the                   Occupational Health and
     Employment Standards Act of              Safety Act of Ontario.
     Ontario when setting the terms      2.   Include interns in your WSIB
     of the intern’s contract.                coverage, as mandated by the
2.   Contracts should contain clearly         Workplace Safety and Insurance
     specified terms of employment,           Act of Ontario.
     such as salary, start and end
     date, vacation pay, overtime
     pay, time off, reporting
     structure, etc.
3.   Contracts for interns employed by
     companies under federal
     jurisdiction should be in
     compliance with the Canada
     Labor Code
              PLACEMENTS 2007-2008
ELI LILLY     APOTEX         BAYER         WYETH         HOPE          MORE
Canada                                     (Montreal)    RESEARCH      RESEARCH
                                                         (Sunnybrook   (Sunnybrook
                                                         Health        Health
                                                         Sciences      Sciences
                                                         Centre)       Centre)
Med  Info    Regulatory    Med   Info   Analytical   Pharmaco-    Pharmaco-
Analytical   Affairs X 3                                economics     economics
Research      Analytical
              Research X 3
              Clinical
              Research

								
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