Survey results on working situation of Pharmacists graduating from Hanoi University of Pharmacy in 2011 and the University training quality

To carry out the quality assurance plan for the academic year 2012 - 2013, during the period from 7/2012 to 3/2013, the Division of Testing & Quality Control has collected the information from 473 pharmacists who graduated from full time training system in 2011 on the job status and feedback on the education quality of Hanoi University of Pharmacy.

The survey involved 251 pharmacists. The results showed that the rate of pharmacists who could find a job was 82.5% after 3 months of graduation and 99.4% after 1 year; the rest (0.4%) continued for further studying to improve their professional level. Most of these pharmacists worked in Hanoi (70.5%), the rest worked through in the northern provinces and in Ho Chi Minh City. The average monthly income of 7 millions VND/month was made by pharmacists K61, 18% of whom which had income over 10 millions VND /month. According to the survey, 32.8% pharmacists felt satisfied with their income. 44.3% of pharmacists felt that their current job was just a little satisfactory.

Most of pharmacists thought their job was consistent with specialized knowledge which was provided in the university. Most of them have been working in the field of medical marketing and sales (medical representative, 35.8%) and in the hospital pharmacy (12.3%). Those in Pharmaceutical manufacturing sector accounted for 10.3% and in training sector were 9.1%, while in the other areas occupied from 2.1 to 7.8%.

In general, 68.2% pharmacist were satisfied and 30.2% of pharmacists of K61, Hanoi University of Pharmacy expressed the temporary satisfaction with the provided training program.