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. 72, No. 6, December

A High-Stakes Assessment Approach to Applied Pharmacokinetics Instruction
INTRODUCTION The doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree offered at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy (AUHSOP) has evolved from a postgraduate program to a track-in program (2 years prepharmacy, 2 years BS pharmacy, 2 years PharmD), to...
A Longitudinal Comparison of Pharmacy and Medical Students' Attitudes toward the Medically Underserved
INTRODUCTION The 2006 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey reported that 47 million people (8.7 million children) were without health insurance. (1) The statistics for uninsured non-Hispanic whites did not change...
Audio Taping Simulated Patient Encounters in Community Pharmacy to Enhance the Reliability of Assessments
INTRODUCTION The use of simulated patients in research has become increasingly widespread over the past 3 decades. (1) Commonly referred to as pseudo customers/patrons/patients, simulated/standardized patients, covert participants, and mystery shoppers,...
Boldly Responding to the Academy's Needs
It is an honor and a privilege to return to the 2008 AACP House of Delegates to provide this brief report on the progress we have made in the last 12 months. In Orlando I outlined a bold agenda for the Association's efforts to meet the needs of our...
Books Received
Patrick K. Jjemba Pharma-Ecology: The Occurrence and Fate of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment Wiley; 2008. 314 pp, $95 (hardcover) ISBN 470046309. Joy A. Cavagnaro Preclinical Safety Evaluation of Biopharmaceuticals:...
Clinical Pharmacy Education in China
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Modern higher education in pharmacy in China began in the Qing Dynasty in 1906. Before the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, there were 8 schools and universities offering pharmacy programs...
Development of a Peer Teaching-Assessment Program and a Peer Observation and Evaluation Tool
INTRODUCTION A majority of American colleges and schools of pharmacy use standardized student rating of large classroom teaching to assess the effectiveness of teaching. (1) These assessment tools are used to evaluate teaching effectiveness for...
Doing Things Differently
With an outgoing AACP President whose mantra was "Be Bold!" and an incoming AACP President whose challenge is to "Think Off the Map," I decided that my theme today should be "Doing Things Differently." I'll approach that in 3 dimensions, first with...
Education of Pharmacists in Canada
BACKGROUND Since the 1980s, successive studies and reports have noted that pharmacists are an "underutilized profession" and that pharmacists represent an "untapped resource" of health care. (1,2) In an environment of greater awareness of patient...
Effectiveness of Human Anatomy Education for Pharmacy Students Via the Internet
INTRODUCTION Distance learning has been widely used to teach continuing pharmacy education courses and non-traditional doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) programs, (1-4) however, its effectiveness in teaching basic science courses such as human anatomy...
Election 2008: Projecting the Winners
It's December and virtually all the votes have been counted (in some cases, recounted) to determine the outcome of this excruciatingly long election cycle. Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009....
Evaluating Student Perceptions of a Learner-Centered Drug Literature Evaluation Course
INTRODUCTION Over the past few decades a shift has occurred from the idea that educational institutions should provide instruction to the idea that they should produce learning. (1) This paradigm shift is supported by research suggesting that traditional...
Introduction to the International Pharmacy Education Supplement
As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, pharmacy educators worldwide continue to face a number of pressing issues that threaten the quality of pharmacy education at a time when there are limited resources to address these challenges. While...
Partner for Promotion: An Innovative Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice Experience
INTRODUCTION The role of the community pharmacist is evolving from one that previously focused on product delivery to a more advanced role that encompasses the provision of pharmaceutical care with or without the product. Pharmaceutical care in...
Perceived Stress and Quality of Life among Doctor of Pharmacy Students
INTRODUCTION Stress is a term often used by individuals in a variety of social, academic, and employment settings. Both negative and positive aspects of a person's life can contribute to stress, and stress does not necessarily result in negative...
Pharmacy Education and Practice in 13 Middle Eastern Countries
INTRODUCTION For hundreds of years, the Arabic world has had a profound influence on the science and art of pharmacy. (1,2) Pharmacy's independence from medicine can be traced to the opening of the private apothecary in Baghdad circa AD 750. (1)...
Pharmacy Education in France
INTRODUCTION In France, one needs a "diplome d'etat de Docteur en Pharmacie" to practice as a pharmacist. This degree is awarded after 6 or 9 years of pharmacy studies, depending on the option chosen by the student. The degree is offered only at...
Pharmacy Education in the Context of Australian Practice
INTRODUCTION Australia has been educating pharmacists with formal courses for more than 125 years. Originally, pharmacists were educated through an apprenticeship system; how ever, this has evolved into high standard university programs producing...
Pharmacy Education in the United Kingdom
This article provides an overview of the current status of pharmacy education in the United Kingdom. A characteristic program is described which is based on the master of pharmacy (MPharm) model, which is an "undergraduate" master's degree. The type...
Relationship between Student Leadership Activities and Prepharmacy Years in College
INTRODUCTION There has been an increased interest in promoting student leadership activities in colleges and schools of pharmacy probably because developing leadership and sponsorship skills is essential to the improvement of effective advocacy,...
The WHO UNESCO FIP Pharmacy Education Taskforce: Enabling Concerted and Collective Global Action
Keywords: international pharmaceutical education Pharmacy Education is a priority area for the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the global federation representing pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists worldwide that is spearheading...
Thinking off the Map
My career in academic pharmacy has largely focused on geriatrics. I try not to think about how old I am because quite frankly, chronological age is irrelevant to me. While age might be irrelevant, one thing you do learn from decades of experience is...
Tuesdays with Mentors: An ALFP Experience
Mentoring, considered the primary method by which adults gain new knowledge and skills, has been recognized as a significant influence in faculty development. Although many pharmacy organizations are beginning to realize the importance of mentoring...
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