My name is Putu Putri Andiani. I am a pharmacy student in Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia. This summer 2016, I got opportunity to take part in IPSF Student Exchange Program in Europe. I was placed for an internship in Apteka Topfarm, Bydgoszcz, Poland from 11th July to 29th July. It is one of community pharmacy network in Poland. The location of this pharmacy is at Lomzynska 51, Bydgoszcz and it has pharmacy network almost on each city in Poland. During my internship, I was supervised by four supervisors. Two of them are pharmacist in charge and the others are technical pharmacists. My main supervisor is Agnieszka Karpinska. She is the manager of this pharmacy. Instead of me, there was also a pharmacy student from Turkey who did internship at the same time in my internship.
I had a lot of great experience during the internship. I learned about system of the drugs supply, prescription handling, drugs arrangement on the shelf, even the system of work hours for the employees. In the first day, Agnieszka showed me around and introduced me to all the employees in this pharmacy. During my first two days, I learned about the drugs supply and drugs arrangement on the shelf. They usually order the drugs via online from the pharmaceutical wholesalers. There are 2-3 drug delivery schedules for each day. They checked expired date and amount of the drugs before they put it on the shelf. If there are any of them which didn’t match, they sent it back to pharmaceutical wholesalers. The arrangement of the drugs was alphabetically for the prescription drug and based on the indication for the OTC drugs. They placed the OTC drugs in the shelf so it is easy for the patients to see them and for the prescription drug placed them in drawers of the shelf. For the narcotic drugs, they have special shelf inside of the pharmacist room. It is almost the same like pharmacy in Indonesia. The pharmacists and technical pharmacy More