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Interview with Rinzhin Tshering Sherpa

» Interview with Rinzhin Tshering Sherpa

Rinzhin came to the U.S. from Nepal and earned his MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Read on for his advice about doing research and keeping up with the application process.

Why did you choose Chapman?

I was attracted to the research projects at Chapman’s School of Pharmacy (CUSP). Dr. Parang kept in contact with me and guided me through the process.

How was your transition coming to Chapman?

I had already been in the U.S. for 4 years as an undergraduate student prior to Chapman. I found the same, if not more, level of support at Chapman as a graduate student. I would say that Chapman has advanced my development as a researcher.

What have you enjoyed about your time as a student here?

My time at Chapman has been a great experience. Mostly due to the tremendous support I have received from my advisors, professors and staff.

After finishing my MS, I have decided to continue for a Ph.D. at CUSP. California is an amazing place with beautiful weather and Orange is one of the best places to be.

What services and resources have helped you the most in development for your future career?

As a scientist, it’s important to have resources to conduct research. Even though it’s still in its initial stages, the School of Pharmacy has been able to provide great research infrastructure and core facilities. This has been invaluable in progressing my research, as well as gaining practical experience in different techniques.

What advice would you give to someone considering Chapman?

I have found Chapman to be a great institution for any student who has motivation and drive.

As an international student, it is important to be attentive about paperwork from admission documents to visa application.

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