Renzo’s Internship with Jose Ramon

11 Feb

Renzo was lucky enough to land an internship with a family friend who is a pharmacist here in Santiago.  His name is Jose Ramon and he works with both conventional and natural medicines.  He is the owner of a pharmacy (Farmacia Jorge) and a laboratory where they manufacture products (Laborotorio Espinal Roman or LER for short).  It’s not often you find pharmacies in the States where the bulk of the stock is manufactured in-house, so it is definitely a really unique and special opportunity for Renzo to have the opportunity to train with him.

Farmacia Jorge

Jose Ramon

Jose Ramon’s story is quite remarkable.  He began working at Farmacia Jorge when he was just a young boy.  He started off as a delivery boy, eventually went on to attain degrees in pharmacology and alternative medicine, and now he owns the place!

He got to know Renzo’s family delivering medications to his grandmother’s house many years ago.  His grandmother would always offer him bread and hot chocolate, and other things to eat.  He never forgot her kindness and remained a good friend of the family.

Farmacia Jorge is a really fun place to walk around and explore. They make a wide selection of products there- everything from essential oils and aspirin to vitamins and beauty creams.

Here are a few more pics:

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So far Renzo has been learning to use the equipment and has been helping along with the other interns to package products, etc.  He is hoping he’ll get to make a product from his own formula sometime soon.  Exciting stuff…more updates in the coming days…

xo A

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2 Responses to “Renzo’s Internship with Jose Ramon”

  1. ANA February 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    hola anne thank you for all your post!! i am so happy renzo is working with jose ramon…he is an excellent person we love himm very much

  2. Sharon February 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    I am so happy to see you guys learning from the best teacher ever. Not only he makes medicine, but he also helps people with medical problems.

    I love you guys with all of my heart!!

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