A doctor’s purpose, no matter the specialty, is to treat the patient. Most frequently this is done using drugs. Ever wondered how these are made? PILL is a brand new SOMS workshop that aims at introducing medical students into the pharmaceutical world.
This hands-on three-hour workshop takes place at Slavia Pharm – a pharmaceutical factory that produces tablets, capsules and medicinal gels. You will start with a guided tour which will introduce you to the various steps involved in making a drug – from the active ingredient to the finished product, including many stages of quality, safety and efficacy control.
Afterwards you will have the opportunity to work on equipment used for drug research & development, similar to that used for large-scale production. You will be making two different types of pharmaceutical products guided by Pharm.D. Erand Mati and his team. Your creation will be yours to take home and… spoiler alert … one of them is a must, especially in today’s time – your personalised hand sanitizer.
Safety measures will be taken as follows: the temperature of each participant will be measured at the entrance into the factory and each participant will be provided with protection equipment (disposable gown, gloves and face shields) and social distancing will be respected. Hand sanitizer will also be provided on site.