Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, May. 20, 2019: AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has been formally recognized as the leading pharmaceutical provider of pharmacy training for the year 2019 at King Saud University’s Annual Preceptor Retreat Day.
King Saud University’s ‘Preceptor of The Year Excellence Award’ was awarded to one company from private, government and pharmaceutical sectors, with AbbVie winning the competitive pharmaceutical category. Students from King Saud University voted for the company which had the highest quality of preceptors, as well as the most engaging training content and structure.
Dr. Aws Alshamsan, Dean of the College of Pharmacy at King Saud University, concludes, “It was my pleasure to award AbbVie the excellence in pharmaceutical training at our Annual Preceptor Retreat Day. Pharmacists are an integral part of our local communities and play a vital role in our care. With the continuous support and time invested by private pharmaceutical companies, such as AbbVie, it allows us to prepare students with the academic and science knowledge necessary, as well as inspire the next generation of Saudi pharmacists.”
Speaking about the achievement, Ashraf Daoud, general manager of AbbVie in Saudi Arabia, said, “Winning this award is testament to the dedication and unwavering commitment of our team at AbbVie. Inspiring future Saudi pharmacists to join the private pharmaceutical sector has been a core focus for AbbVie since we started our operations in the Kingdom five years ago. We are extremely proud of our partnership with King Saud University and our on-going work in training current and aspiring Saudi pharmacists to support the Government in their journey towards achieving Vision 2030.”
As part of AbbVie’s commitment to training Saudi pharmacists, AbbVie hosts a yearly Pharma Training programs especially tailored for Saudi pharmacy students and recent graduates. It helps them in building the practical experience in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as building a broad talent base prepared to meet the needs of Saudi Arabia’s dynamic healthcare market.
Hanan Almanea, a current pharmacy student from King Saud University, commented, “AbbVie stood out compared to other companies because of its captivating and engaging content. As an upcoming pharmacist, the training was extremely helpful in bringing to life what awaits me when I graduate and reinforcing the remarkable impact pharmacists can have on patients’ lives.”