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. 73, No. 4, August

A Drug Interactions Elective Course
INTRODUCTION More drugs and combinations of drugs are being used than ever before, with prescription drug sales increasing by 11.5% between 2005 and 2007. (1) In 2007, 3.52 billion prescriptions were filled, averaging about 11 prescriptions per...
A Microteaching Exercise to Develop Performance-Based Abilities in Pharmacy Students
INTRODUCTION The Commission to Implement Change in Pharmaceutical Education recommended colleges and schools of pharmacy commit to engender competencies in students and educational outcomes essential to pharmaceutical care and strengthen the effectiveness...
An Interprofessional Education Session for First-Year Health Science Students
INTRODUCTION Pharmacists practice in diverse and evolving health care environments, working as integrated members of patient care teams. (1-3) Therefore, pharmacy students need to learn competencies required to practice in collaborative environments....
An Online Elective Course for Undergraduate Students on Common Prescription Medications
INTRODUCTION In order to become informed consumers, undergraduate students need to acquire basic pharmacotherapy knowledge. Additionally, students interested in careers as health professionals may want an introductory experience to the health sciences....
A Quality Improvement Activity to Promote Interprofessional Collaboration among Health Professions Students
INTRODUCTION Quality improvement (QI) knowledge and skills are core competencies for health care providers. (1) As early as 1991, the Pew Health Professions Commission asserted health education must not only prepare students to provide quality care,...
Assessment of Critical Thinking in Pharmacy Students
INTRODUCTION Critical thinking has been identified as an essential outcome of a pharmacy school education. The Commission to Implement Change in Pharmaceutical Education in 1994, stated: "Entry level graduates must be able to examine issues rationally,...
Books Received
Joyce A. Generali The Pharmacy Technician's Pocket Drug Reference, 5th Ed. American Pharmacists Association; 2009. 233pp, $22 (softcover) ISBN 978-1-58212-123-9. Neil M. Davis Medical Abbreviations: 30,000 Conveniences at the Expense of Communication...
Interprofessional Education: Definitions, Student Competencies, and Guidelines for Implementation
INTRODUCTION Interprofessional education is an important pedagogical approach for preparing health professions students to provide patient care in a collaborative team environment. The appealing premise of IPE is that once health care professionals...
Interprofessional Education in Six US Colleges of Pharmacy
INTRODUCTION One of the 10 primary tenets set forth by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for reforming healthcare education to improve quality and better meet patient needs is teaching students to work in interprofessional practice, reflective of...
Interprofessional Initiatives at the University of Washington
INTRODUCTION Pharmacists collaborate with other health professionals to promote the optimal use of medications and they rely on coordinated, interprofessional communication and care to do so. To function effectively as an interprofessional team,...
Introducing Pharmacy Students to Pharmacogenomic Analysis
INTRODUCTION The Human Genome Project has catalyzed the rapid increase in the wealth of knowledge on how genetic background modulates the individual's response to drug therapy. In the decades to come, pharmacotherapy based on an individual's genetic...
Keys to Successful Implementation of Interprofessional Education: Learning Location, Faculty Development, and Curricular Themes
INTRODUCTION The fundamental premise of interprofessional education (IPE) asserts that if health professions students learn together at the beginning of and throughout their training they will be better prepared to deliver an integrated model of...
Making Community-Engaged Scholarship a Priority
Applicants to doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) programs often write in their essays about "wanting to help people." Students tell stories of family members or close friends who were sick and the pharmacists who made a difference in their care. How often...
Teaching Electrocardiogram Basics Using Dance and Movement
INTRODUCTION As educators, we should constantly strive to create a high-quality learning environment that is stimulating and creative for students and faculty members alike. Faculty members who have been teaching for 20+ years, may actually have...
The Impact of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences on Students' Readiness for Self-Directed Learning
INTRODUCTION The 2007 Accreditation Standards and Guidelines adopted by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) acknowledges the need for pharmacy students to become self-directed lifelong learners. (1) Doctor of pharmacy curriculums...
The Imperative for Interprofessional Education
In the evolving contexts of health care delivery and health professions education, issues of patient safety; public health, health promotion, and disease prevention; and team-based, patient-centered care are at the forefront. Within each of these issues,...
The Importance of Terminology in the Profession of Pharmacy
To the Editor: It is time for pharmacists to join together and embrace common terminology in describing our profession. As pharmacy faculty members who provide patient care, we interact with pharmacy students, pharmacy practice residents, residency...
The Taxonomy of Professionalism: Reframing the Academic Pursuit of Professional Development
THE ELUSIVE GOAL OF PROFESSIONALISM The professional development of pharmacy students has been the focus of considerable attention in recent years. Various terms are used to describe the topic, such as professionalization, professional socialization,...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.