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December 22, 2020

From King Faisal University to UCSD Health Sciences International - A Quick Story of a Young Ambitious Pharmacist

My name is Hussain Alali. I obtained my PharmD degree from King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. To step forward in my career ambitions, I applied for the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) Scholarship and was accepted, to my delight. Then I joined the Bridge to Pharmacy Residency Program at The University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Through this program, I have had the opportunity to complete many clinical rotations such as internal medicine, intensive care unit, infectious diseases, and ambulatory care at various Scripps Hospitals. During my time working at Scripps Health and as a student in the bridging program at UCSD, I have had the chance to explore a variety of practice skills. I have made long-term collaborative relationships with the clinical pharmacists, medical teams, and bridging program faculty, which have strengthened my communication, medication management, and clinical decision-making skills. This great experience helped me achieved my goal and be a Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy resident at Steward Norwood Hospital for 2020-2021.