The internship of professional practice is aimed at completing university education, integrating it with the most directly professional and current part of the activity in Pharmacy. This consists of the full-time student participation, for a total duration of at least six months (30 credits), the activities carried out at a pharmacy open to the public or at a hospital pharmacy under the supervision of the hospital pharmaceutical service with the modalities provided for in Article 5. With regard to participation in the qualifying state examination to practice the profession of Pharmacist, the internship is a fundamental and indispensable requirement for the development of the profession. The period dedicated to professional training in Pharmacy must not coincide with the period of the experimental thesis. To be admitted to the internship the student must have passed the exams of the three years and have attended the courses of the fourth year.