German Pharmacy Students Visit GRI
Published April 2007
Anne Boker and Julia Hovener (back), pharmacy students from the University of Munster, spent a month in Cincinnati learning how German pharmacy differs from ours. Julia says one of the biggest differences is home-work. "The students we stayed with (members of the rowing team) had lots of homework. In Germany, you go to class and have one exam at the end of the semester. We don't ever get homework. It's up to us to learn more about something outside of class." German students also focus more on basic science, whereas U.S. students put emphasis on clinical pharmacy. Jim Knittel, PhD, (right) a College of Pharmacy professor, hosted the students and gave them a project to work on in his lab at the Genome Research Institute. They also shadowed pharmacy students in clinical and retail sites.