The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM)and AEON CO. (M) BHD. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together in advancing the education of pharmacy students and enhancing the knowledge of pharmacists in the industry.
The MOU was signed by the UoRM Provost, Professor Tony Downes and AEON’s Pharmacist Manager, Elisha Teh, during a ceremony held at the University’s campus in EduCity, Iskandar Puteri. The event was witnessed by other representatives of AEON and academics from the Reading School of Pharmacy Malaysia.
Under the partnership, AEON will provide opportunities to spend time in their premises to first and second year students undertaking the MPharm 2+2 programme at UoRM, with the supervision and guidance of registered pharmacists of AEON Wellness. The University in turn will deliver an annual lecture, seminar or training session on public health science to benefit pharmacists and nutritionists employed by AEON Wellness.
Both parties are aiming for the first group of pharmacy students to begin internships with AEON during the semester break in June next year.