Survey results on working situation of Pharmacists graduating from Hanoi University of Pharmacy in 2012 and the University training quality.

To carry out the quality assurance plan for the academic year 2013 - 2014, the Division of Testing & Quality Control has collected the information from 490 pharmacists who graduated from full time training system in 2012 (62 th course) on the job status and feedback on the education quality of Hanoi University of Pharmacy.

The survey involved 209 pharmacists. The results showed that the rate of pharmacists who could find a job was 73,1% after 3 months of graduation and 98,6% after 1 year; the rest 1.4% ( 3 pharmacists) continued for further studying to improve their professional level. Most of these pharmacists worked in Hanoi (68,9%), the rest worked through in the northern provinces such as Hung yen, Nam Dinh, Hai Phong, Vinh Phuc and in Ho Chi Minh City.

The pharmacists’ monthly income after one year of graduation was various from 2 millions to 20 millions VND/month. The average monthly income of 7,5 millions VND/month was made by pharmacists K62, 27,3% of whom which had income over 10 millions VND /month. According to the survey, most of pharmacists felt satisfied with their income, 21,0% of pharmacists felt that their current job was just a little satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

Most of pharmacists (85,5%) participating in the survey 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, 34.8%) and in the pharmaceutical trading and distribution (14,9%), hospital pharmacy (11.4%). Those in Pharmaceutical manufacturing sector accounted for 10.4% and in the other areas occupied from 2.0 to 8.5%.

In general, the pharmacist graduating from Hanoi University of Pharmacy in 2012 were satisfied with the provided training program.