Career Options for Thai Pharmacists in Singapore

On Monday 23 November 2009 from 3.30 p.m. to 4.10 p.m., Mr. Alan Nementzik, CEO of Guardian Pharmacy / Giant Hypermarket, led a group of 6 Thai students from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Khon Kaen University (KKU), to pay a courtesy call on Ambassador Nopadol Gunavibool. Also present were Mr. Marut Jitpatima, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission and Miss Yanee Srimeechai, Acting Director of Office of Commercial Affairs.

Mr. Alan told Ambassador Nopadol that these students were the first batch of KKU interns with Guardian for an eight- week training programme from 19 October till 13 December 2009. He said that the Singapore Pharmacy Council (SPC) had granted early this year Thailand as one of the new countries that is eligible for pharmacist registration in Singapore. He also said that Guardian were very happy with the Thai interns as they were well- mannered, bright, hard working and have demonstrated a keen sense of learning, all of which truly reflected Thai values e.g. great personal warmth, hard work and dedication.

Ambassador Nopadol, in reply, thanked Mr. Alan and the Guardian for choosing Thai students as interns at various Guardian stores throughout Singapore. He said the Embassy stood ready to support Guardian’s programme of internship of Thai students in Singapore and would like to see more interns from KKU and other Thai universities in the field of pharmaceutical as well as other fields as this would bring about mutual benefits to both Thailand and Singapore.