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. 74, No. 10, December

2010 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Report
PROFESSIONAL ALLIANCES AACP works through alliances and coalitions to accomplish much of what is described in our annual report. In addition, the Association depends on many volunteers for leadership throughout the year. We sincerely thank all of...
2010 Council of Faculties Business Meeting, February 8, 2010, Arlington, VA
Call to Order Chair Gary Matzke (Virginia Commonwealth) called the Council of Faculties (COF) Business Meeting to order at 2:05 pm in Salons J and K of the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia, on Monday, February 8, 2010. Introductions...
2010 Council of Faculties Business Meeting, July 12, 2010, Seattle, Washington
Call to Order (135pm) Chair Matzke welcomed Wal-Mart scholars, Academic Leadership Fellows, and Rod Carter, AACP President-elect Preliminary Quorum Committee Report Quorum committee reported that we had a quorum. Report of the Chair ...
A Capstone Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Research
INTRODUCTION In higher education, a capstone experience is a culminating experience in which students are expected to apply knowledge gained from the curriculum to a personal or academic experience, where the focus is on synthesis and integration...
An Environmental Scan on the Status of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills in Colleges/schools of Pharmacy: Report of the 2009-2010 Academic Affairs Standing Committee
According to the Bylaws of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the Academic Affairs Committee shall consider the intellectual, social, and personal aspects of pharmaceutical education. It is expected to identify practices, ...
An Innovative Elective Course in Anticoagulation Management
INTRODUCTION In 2002 the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Task Force on Assessment and Accreditation created graduating student, faculty member, and alumni survey instruments...
An Instrument to Evaluate Pharmacists' Patient Counseling on Herbal and Dietary Supplements
INTRODUCTION Compared to prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbal and dietary supplements have less stringent regulations and looser manufacturing oversight in the United States (1) and are available at many retail outlets, including community...
Are We Preparing the Integrators?
A colleague challenged me recently to consider the relationship between the aims of pharmacy education and the concepts articulated by Donald Berwick and colleagues in the 2007 Health Affairs article entitled "The Triple Aim: Care, Health, and Cost."...
Board of Directors Meeting, February 5-6, 2010, Crystal City, Virginia
1. Roll Call President Jeffrey N. Baldwin welcomed the Board and staff members present at the Crystal Gateway Marriott at 3:00 p.m. on February 5. The following board members participated in the discussion: John A. Bosso (Council of Faculties),...
Board of Directors Meeting, July 8-9, 2010, Seattle, WA
1. Roll Call President Jeffrey N. Baldwin welcomed the Board and staff members present at the Sheraton Seattle at 9:00 a.m. on July 8th following an executive session on finance. The following board members participated in the discussion: John A....
Board of Directors Meeting, March 27, 2010, Baltimore, Maryland
1. Roll Call President Jeffrey N. Baldwin welcomed the Board and staff members present at the Hotel Monaco at 10:15 a.m. on March 27th. The following board members participated in the discussion: John A. Bosso (Council of Faculties), J. Chris Bradberry...
Board of Directors Meeting, November 4-5, 2009, Alexandria, Va
1. Roll Call President Jeffrey N. Baldwin welcomed the Board and staff members present at the Hotel Monaco at 8:30 a.m. on November 4. The following board members participated in the discussion: John A. Bosso (Council of Faculties), J. Chris Bradberry...
Books Received
Lisa C. Hutchison and Rebecca B. Sleeper Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy: An Evidence-Based Approach American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc., 2010.463 pp, $65.00 (softcover) ISBN 978-1-58528-228-9 Edited by Mark Jackson...
Call to Action: Expansion of Pharmacy Primary Care Services in a Reformed Health System
INTRODUCTION The AACP Argus Commission is comprised of the five immediate past AACP presidents and is annually charged by the AACP President to examine one or more strategic questions related to pharmacy education often in the context of environmental...
Council of Deans Business Meeting, July 13, 2010, Seattle, WA
Call to Order Chair Patricia D. Kroboth called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Chair's Comments Chair Kroboth welcomed Council members and thanked them for providing her the opportunity to serve. The past year has seen substantial progress...
Designing a Master of Public Health Degree within a Department of Pharmacy Practice
INTRODUCTION The shortage of public health professionals in the United States will exceed a quarter of a million individuals within the next decade. (1) The growing demand for public health services combined with a shrinking workforce has created...
Evaluation of Clinical Reasoning in Basic Emergencies Using a Script Concordance Test
INTRODUCTION In community practice, the pharmacy is a place where the public seeks counselling from a pharmacist for various medical problems, including basic emergencies. (1-3) However, pharmacists need guidelines and training to improve their...
Faculty and Student Expectations and Perceptions of E-Mail Communication in a Campus and Distance Doctor of Pharmacy Program
INTRODUCTION Student learning in all settings, including traditional classrooms and online environments, has been linked to instructional immediacy. (1) Students are able to discern a faculty member's attitude toward them, even if the instructor's...
Final Report of the 2009-2010 Bylaws and Policy Development Committee
INTRODUCTION The AACP Bylaws direct the Bylaws and Policy Development Committee (BPDC) to ensure that resolutions, position papers, and similar proposals to the House of Delegates that seek to establish Association policy or actions are appropriate...
Finding Time for Faculty Development
Faculty members are responsible for demonstrating excellence in the tripartite mission of teaching, scholarship, and service, yet few faculty members have formal training in these areas. (1-5) Faculty development programs can help close this educational...
From Shortage to Surplus: The Hazards of Uncontrolled Academic Growth
Take yourself back in time just 10 short years to an imaginary meeting at an imaginary place. You have been appointed to a special AACP blue-ribbon panel to study what the academy can do to address the pharmacist shortage. It's the year 2000. We've...
Going Global: The Report of the 2009-2010 Research and Graduate Affairs Committee
INTRODUCTION According to the Bylaws of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the Research and Graduate Affairs Committee shall provide assistance to the Association in developing its research, graduate education, and scholarship...
House of Delegates Sessions, July 11-14, 2010 Seattle, Washington
FIRST SESSION Sunday, July 11,2010 1. Speaker of the House of Delegates John Pieper called the House to order at 10:00 a.m. 2. Speaker Pieper announced Lawrence M. Brown would serve as the 2010 Parliamentarian and that the Speaker, Parliamentarian...
Independent Auditor's Report
The 2010 financial audit report (Appendix 1) with comparative figures for 2009 was submitted to AACP by its independent auditor Edward F. Angevine, CPA. TABLE OF CONTENTS Independent Auditor's Report Statements of Financial Position Statements of...
Legal and Ethical Issues regarding Social Media and Pharmacy Education
INTRODUCTION The popularity of new social media applications such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Blogger has increased rapidly in recent years. Younger generations were primarily the early adopters of these technologies; however, older generations...
Nine Constructs of Cultural Competence for Curriculum Development
INTRODUCTION Cultural competence has emerged as an important strategy to respond to the multicultural, multiracial, and multilingual needs of a growing diverse population in the United States, and to reduce disparities in health and health care....
Pharmacists' Contributions to Primary Care in the United States Collaborating to Address Unmet Patient Care Needs: The Emerging Role for Pharmacists to Address the Shortage of Primary Care Providers
INTRODUCTION Primary care is the foundation of the U.S. healthcare system. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines primary care as "the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large...
Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment for Individual Student Assessment and Curricular Evaluation
INTRODUCTION The assessment of curricular outcomes in pharmacy education has taken on greater significance due in part to the rapid expansion of doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) programs and new accreditation standards that call for greater assessment...
Pharmacy Faculty Members' Perspectives on the Student/faculty Relationship in Online Social Networks
INTRODUCTION To initiate a practice/teaching-based research network in Ohio among colleges of pharmacy, an initial project was proposed that stemmed from a junior faculty member asking a senior faculty member for advice about how to respond to an...
Pharmacy Students' Perceptions of a Required Senior Research Project
INTRODUCTION In accordance with requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), all US colleges and schools of pharmacy incorporate research-related coursework, such as biostatistics, drug information, literature...
Provision of Medication Therapy Management to University Faculty and Staff Members by Third-Year Pharmacy Students
INTRODUCTION The Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners' Vision of Pharmacy Practice 2015 states that pharmacists should be proficient in medication therapy management (MTM) and be advocates for the promotion of patient wellness. (1) MTM services...
Report of the 2009-2010 Professional Affairs Committee: Pharmacist Integration in Primary Care and the Role of Academic Pharmacy
According to the Bylaws of the AACP, the Professional Affairs Committee is to study: issues associated with professional practice as they relate to pharmaceutical education, and to establish and improve working relationships with all other...
Report of the 2009-2010 Standing Committee on Advocacy
INTRODUCTION According to the Bylaws of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the Advocacy Committee: "will advise the Board of Directors on the formation of positions on matters of public policy and on strategies to advance...
Report of the AACP Finance Committee, June 15, 2010
The Finance Committee held a call on June 14 to review the following financial and budget information: Financial Reports through April 2010 FY2010 year-end Forecast Proposed FY2011 Budget Projected Budget for FY2012 The Committee recommends...
Report of the AACP Special Committee on Substance Abuse and Pharmacy Education
President-Elect Jeffrey N. Baldwin created the AACP Special Committee on Substance Abuse and Pharmacy Education as a special committee to serve during his term of office in 2009-2010. The Committee met in Alexandria, Virginia on October 4-5, 2009 and...
Roster of Voting Delegates, 2010 AACP Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
The following delegates were officially credentialed and seated by the Credentials Committee for the final session of the 2010 The following delegates were officially credentialed and seated by the Credentials Committee for the final session of...
The Pharmacist Aggregate Demand Index to Explain Changing Pharmacist Demand over a Ten-Year Period
INTRODUCTION Virtually every segment of the US economy has been affected by the severe economic downturn that began in 2007. Before 2009, pharmacy graduates appeared somewhat insulated from the declining economy despite increasing graduate numbers....
The Pharmacy Student Population: Applications Received 2008-09, Degrees Conferred 2008-09, Fall 2009 Enrollments
INTRODUCTION This report presents data that describe the 2008-09 pharmacy application pool, degrees conferred in 200809, and fall 2009 pharmacy program enrollments. Data for this report were requested from the one hundred and sixteen (116) U.S....