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Fouzia Lghoul-Oulad Saïd

When growing up, pharmacist Fouzia Lghoul-Oulad Saïd never saw herself as a teacher. But as she went through high school and university, more and more students told her she could explain things in a clear and understandable way. ‘I learned that sharing my knowledge was a fulfilling task I was more than willing to perform. When I see my students not only understand the course material, but also asking me questions I do not have an answer to, that’s when I know that my efforts have succeeded.’

‘I really love getting to know my students on a personal level, even if it is only for a brief moment’

Another reason why Lghoul-Oulad Saïd loves teaching is the interaction with the students. ‘They are so diverse, and any prejudice you might have quickly vanishes, since no two students are the same. I love getting to know them on a personal level, even if it is only for a brief moment.’ Her students state that her efforts extend far beyond the classroom: ‘Her passion for teaching was also noticeable outside the courses. She was always prepared to answer students’ questions on subjects not directly related to the course. For instance, she gave many of us advice on the different career paths in the field of pharmacy.’

For Lghoul-Oulad Saïd, sincerity is very important. ‘I think it doesn’t matter what kind of person you are, you just have to be sincere. Students see through every facade you might put on to gain respect. I like to think they will accept the knowledge you are willing to give them when you are honest about who you are.’

Nominated for the courses: Pharmacist & Society | Pharmaceutical Technology | Pharmacotherapy
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