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CHCC signs agreement with Georgia College to provide clinical training

THE Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation has signed an agreement with Georgia College that will allow its pharmacy students to get clinical training at the Commonwealth Health Center.

As a result of the agreement, CHCC CEO Esther Muna said two CNMI students graduating next year will perform clinical work at the hospital on Saipan.

“We hope to hire them eventually. Once they get their pharmacy degree, they’ll take a test. If they pass it they will be able to start working as pharmacy interns. You have to be licensed to be pharmacy interns,” she added.

Muna said clinical internships are not just for CNMI students. “All students from that college are welcome to do their clinical hours here — they get paid while they train.”

She said it is easier for CNMI students to get their training at CHCC than to go somewhere else.

“It is an advantage for them. The idea is for students to come here. It is a good option for them because they could save money,and stay with their families.”

She said CHCC’s agreement with Georgia College is one of the local hospital’s workforce-development initiatives.