American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education is the official publication of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education provides professionals, graduate students, and postgraduates with information on the latest advances in pharmaceutical education. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education includes research articles, editorials, descriptions of teaching innovations, and book reviews.

Articles from Vol. 77, No. 2, March

Academic Progression and Retention Policies of Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy
INTRODUCTION The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) establishes standards and guidelines that all colleges and schools of pharmacy must address to ensure the education and experiences received by pharmacy graduates are of adequate...
A Consensus Definition and Core Competencies for Being an Advocate for Pharmacy
INTRODUCTION The pharmacy profession has repeatedly summoned itself to advocate for an expanded role in today's changing health care system. These calls to action are not unique to pharmacy and can be seen in the literature of other health professions,...
A Learning and Teaching Resource on Patient Self-Management of Chronic Pain
INTRODUCTION Patient self-management can be defined as "patient attitudes, behaviors and skills directed toward managing the impact of the condition(s) on all aspects of living," (1) It is thus recognized that patients are capable of active participation...
An Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience to Improve Pertussis Immunization Rates in Mothers of Newborns
INTRODUCTION In 2007, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education increased the requirements for introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE) for doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) programs. (1) The 2011 updated version of the accreditation standards...
A Prescription Analysis Exercise in a Pharmaceutical Care Laboratory Course
INTRODUCTION Medication errors are among the most common medical errors, harming at least 1.5 million people in the United States every year. (1) Medication error morbidity and mortality costs are estimated to be $77 billion per year, imposing a...
Capacity Ratios to Assess the Solvency of a College's Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Program
INTRODUCTION Advanced pharmacy practice experiences represent a significant portion of a pharmacy student's education. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) requires that 25% of the curriculum (at least 1,440 hours) consists of...
Communications Training in Pharmacy Education, 1995-2010
INTRODUCTION Effective communication plays an essential role in the provision of health services. As early as the 1970s, studies began emerging in the United States examining pharmacist-patient interaction and communication and its effect on patient...
Comparison of Low- and Higher-Fidelity Simulation to Train and Assess Pharmacy Students' Injection Technique
INTRODUCTION All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico authorize pharmacists to administer vaccinations. (1) As health professionals qualified to administer vaccines, pharmacists must support public health initiatives by promoting...
Employee Health: A Prime Opportunity for Pharmacists
Much time has been spent debating health care reform. The solutions for fixing our health care system and the ever-increasing prevalence of chronic diseases are no doubt great in number and complex in nature. Chronic diseases affect 45% of Americans...
Equal Contributions and Credit Assigned to Authors in Pharmacy Journals
Authorship of publications in peer-reviewed journals is important for career success and promotion for those in academic pharmacy. The first and last author (ie, senior author) are often viewed as the most important author positions, and the remaining...
Essential Elements for a Pharmacy Practice Mentoring Program
INTRODUCTION As the number of pharmacy colleges and schools has grown in the last decade, the demand for quality pharmacy faculty members has dramatically increased as well. While some new faculty members gained teaching experience by completing...
Factors That Influence Student Completion of Course and Faculty Evaluations
INTRODUCTION Student course and faculty evaluations are routinely used in academic institutions and have long been an integral part of colleges and universities in driving curricular change and faculty performance. (1,2) Colleges and schools of...
Faculty Career Transitions: Guidance for What's Next
Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.--Rainer Maria Rilke One of the many roles of any college faculty member is advising students. We use our experience as former students...
Impact of a Service-Learning Course on First-Year Pharmacy Students' Learning Outcomes
INTRODUCTION Many articles in the literature describe courses that use service-learning methods, including several related to pharmacy education. (1-11) Many of these studies investigated learning outcomes using assessment methods such as pre- and...
Palliative Care Is Everyone's Business, Including Pharmacists
The one assured outcome of a person's life is that it will end, and in developed countries there is a high probability that death will occur with warning as a result of chronic disease or malignancy. Public health initiatives and scientific advancements...
Pharmacy Students' Application of Knowledge from the Classroom to Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences
INTRODUCTION Comprising approximately one-third of the pharmacy curriculum, experiential learning courses represent an important component of each student pharmacist's education. In addition to providing opportunities to apply knowledge, skills,...
Pharmacy Students' Learning and Satisfaction with High-Fidelity Simulation to Teach Drug-Induced Dyspepsia
INTRODUCTION The use of simulation-based learning, such as computerized high-fidelity manikins, to improve the training of students is commonplace in some healthcare disciplines around the world, and its benefits in clinical teaching and assessment...
Providers' Perceptions of Student Pharmacists on Inpatient General Medicine Practice Experiences
INTRODUCTION To improve patient outcomes and to be actively involved in patient-centered care under the direct supervision of a pharmacist preceptor, it is common for student pharmacists to assess patient medication profiles and recommend medication...