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. 76, No. 3, March

A Collaborative Approach to Improving and Expanding an Experiential Education Program
INTRODUCTION A key action proposed in the Canadian Blueprint for Pharmacy is to "increase the accessibility, quality, quantity and variety of experiential learning opportunities." (1) At the University of Alberta, experiential education accounts...
A Comprehensive Approach to Preceptor Development
INTRODUCTION Pharmacy preceptors are teachers who facilitate practice-based learning for student pharmacists. With preceptors delivering an estimated 30% of the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum, their training and development is an essential...
An Advanced Clinical Track within a Doctor of Pharmacy Program
INTRODUCTION The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) states within its accreditation standards and guidelines that colleges and schools of pharmacy should be committed to providing a culture that respects and supports postgraduate...
An Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience on Improving Medication Adherence
INTRODUCTION Medication adherence is the extent to which individuals take their medications as prescribed by their healthcare practitioner. Either deliberate or unintentional, nonadherence includes failing to fill a prescription, discontinuing a...
An Objective Structured Clinical Examination to Assess Problem-Based Learning
INTRODUCTION The culture of pharmacy education is evolving to embrace the core competencies set forth by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) (1) and the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education. (2) Recommendations on...
Clinical Cultural Competency and Knowledge of Health Disparities among Pharmacy Students
INTRODUCTION The United States population is becoming increasingly ethnically diverse. (1,2) According to projections by the US Census Bureau, by the year 2050, minority groups will constitute approximately half the US population, (3) with the non-Hispanic...
Engaging in Rapid Cycle Innovation
There has been considerable interest in opportunities posed by implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The pace and tempo of new program announcements and initiatives is impressive. The purpose of this viewpoint is to describe opportunities...
Further Development of Pharmacy Student-Facilitated Diabetes Management Clinics
INTRODUCTION In Standards 2007, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education stated that its interest was "to ensure the development of students who can contribute to the care of patients and to the profession by practicing with competence and...
Impact of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Placement Changes in Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy
INTRODUCTION Pharmacy educators face a variety of challenges in experiential education including securing adequate and qualified preceptors and sites, training qualified preceptors, ensuring consistency among practice sites, and obtaining adequate...
Incorporating a Continuous Quality Improvement Process into Pharmacy Accreditation for Well-Established Programs
Svensson and colleagues advocated for an extended accreditation cycle for well-established pharmacy programs. (1) They argued that the extensive time and resources necessary during the 12 to 18 months prior to reaccreditation as part of the self-study...
Integration of an Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience with an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Adult Internal Medicine
INTRODUCTION Traditional introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) offered by faculty members practicing in the internal medicine service at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy (OUCOP) consisted of the student making a single...
Jerome Groopman, MD, and Pamela Hartzband, MD. Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You
Jerome Groopman, MD, and Pamela Hartzband, MD. Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What is Rightfor You. New York: The Penguin Press; 2011. 308 pp, $27.95 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1-59420311-4. Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What is Right for You, a...
Junior Pharmacy Faculty Members' Perceptions of Their Exposure to Postgraduate Training and Academic Careers during Pharmacy School
INTRODUCTION A unique characteristic of professional degree programs, such as the doctor of pharmacy, is the variety of postgraduate paths that can lead to academic appointments. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Guideline...
Keeping Your Eyes on the Dashboard
Higher education has come under increasing scrutiny from many segments of society, including students, families of students, state and federal politicians, and higher education agency officials. The high cost of higher education and the time required...
Medication Therapy Management Services Provided by Student Pharmacists
Medication therapy management (MTM) was established by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 with the goal of producing optimal therapeutic outcomes and reducing adverse drug events for Medicare...
Pharmacy Preceptors' Views on the Value and Optimal Frequency of Quality Assurance Visits to Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Sites
INTRODUCTION Implementation of the 2007 Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Standards by colleges and schools of pharmacy presents opportunities and challenges in the area of experiential education. The increased number of experiential...
Portfolio Use and Practices in US Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy
INTRODUCTION Accrediting agencies at the national, regional, and professional levels have stressed the assessment of educational outcomes for more than a decade to improve the evaluation of student learning. (1) This shift from traditional process-oriented...
Sharing Ideas in Experiential Education
Experiential training is a critical component of pharmacy education. At the turn of the 20th century there was no required educational degree or experiential training for pharmacists prior to licensure, although many pharmacists chose to complete apprenticeships....
The Effect of Various Grading Scales on Student Grade Point Averages
INTRODUCTION Students' performance in an academic program is determined by the final grades they achieve in required courses. These grades result from the course instructor assigning a letter or number grade to summarize all evaluations of a student's...
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