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. 5, September

2009 Rho Chi Lecture: Interdisciplinary Health Professions Education: A Systems Approach to Bridging the Gaps
None of us is as smart as all of us. --Japanese proverb It is an absolute privilege and honor to stand before you as the 2009 Rho Chi Award recipient. Paying homage to those intellectual leaders and the community of scholars who have come before...
Achieving Equivalent Academic Performance between Campuses Using a Distributed Education Model
INTRODUCTION Distributed education methods have been widely implemented within US pharmacy schools. A variety of distance education programs exist, including programs with courses that are totally Internet-based and hybrid courses that blend face-to-face...
A Cultural Competency Course for Pharmacy Students
INTRODUCTION Hepler and Strand's pharmaceutical care model maintains that one of the goals of drug therapy is an improved quality of life. (1) Pharmacists must understand their patients', as well as their own, cultural background in order to accomplish...
Albert E. the Life Science Lawyer
Albert E. The Life Science Lawyer. Bloomington, IN Author House; 2009. 269 pages, $49.99 Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-4389-1502-9 (SC). The Life Science Lawyer is a collection of interviews with individuals from various scientific fields who obtained...
A Model for Continuing Pharmacy Education
INTRODUCTION Kaiser Permanente Colorado is a group-model, nonprofit health maintenance organization that provides integrated health care services to more than 470,000 members at 17 medical offices in the Denver-Boulder metropolitan area. Its pharmacy...
An Evidence-Based Elective on Dietary Supplements
INTRODUCTION Dietary supplements are commonly used and account for substantial healthcare expense. As of 2004, nearly 50% of the US population used a vitamin or mineral supplement and 14% used an herbal supplement consistently for at least 1 year....
A Peer Review Process for Classroom-Teaching Authors
INTRODUCTION Student evaluation is the most common method used to assess teaching performance during classroom instruction. (1) This method is reliable and valid for assessing teaching effectiveness; (2-3) however, the potential for evaluation bias...
A Pharmacy Preregistration Course Using Online Teaching and Learning Methods
INTRODUCTION Pharmacy graduates in many countries are required to complete a period of supervised practice before becoming eligible for registration as a pharmacist. In Australia, graduates must complete the equivalent of 1 full-time year of supervised...
A Technology-Enhanced Patient Case Workshop
INTRODUCTION Computers and technology are an integral part of pharmacists' daily practice. Pharmacists use computers to process prescriptions and drug orders to dispense medications, access online continuing education material, and provide drug...
Attributes of Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States
INTRODUCTION A proliferation of new colleges and schools of pharmacy has occurred in the United States since the mid-1990s. The intent of this paper is to describe several attributes of these new colleges and schools of pharmacy and compare them...
Barriers to Expanding Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Site Availability in an Experiential Education Consortium
INTRODUCTION Many factors have converged over the past several years, resulting in an increasingly difficult environment for identifying, developing, and retaining high-quality APPE sites and preceptors for doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree programs....
Comparison of Small-Group Training with Self-Directed Internet-Based Training in Inhaler Techniques
INTRODUCTION Asthma medications are primarily administered via inhalation and delivered directly to the site of action and thereby have greater efficacy with fewer systemic adverse effects. (1) However, they are administered through an inhaler device,...
Comparison of Two Lecture Delivery Platforms in a Hybrid Distance Education Program
INTRODUCTION The pharmacist shortage in the United States is attributed to an inability to train new pharmacists at the same rate as the growth in demand for pharmacists. (1) Schools and colleges of pharmacy are pressured to graduate more students...
Factors Influencing Pharmacy Students' Attendance Decisions in Large Lectures
INTRODUCTION Student absenteeism is a concern in higher education as it results in inadequate learning and poorer academic performance on the part of those missing class. (1-14) Absenteeism also has an impact on those students who consistently are...
Health Promotion Integrated into a Thai PharmD Curriculum to Improve Pharmacy Practice Skills
INTRODUCTION Only 6 of the 15 universities with pharmacy programs in Thailand offer the 6-year PharmD curriculum. (1-6) The standard requirements for the PharmD curriculum has/ have been published by the Ministry of Education. (7) The Faculty of...
Meet the President
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The new President of American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is Jeffrey (Jeff) N. Baldwin, PharmD, Vice Chair and Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the College of Pharmacy, The University of Nebraska Medical Center....
Patient-Centered Care: It's about Time
I have spent over 30 years in pharmacy education. I am excited and frustrated about the future of pharmacy education and the profession. So, for what it's worth I thought I would share some of that excitement and frustration. In the month of July...
PharmD or Needs Based Education: Which Comes First?
As much as 50% of medicines are incorrectly sold or supplied. (1) Healthcare cannot be adequately provided without medicines and a competent pharmacy workforce to supply them. Health workforce levels and quality are associated with improvements in...
Rascati KL. Essentials of Pharmacoeconomics
Rascati KL. Essentials of Pharmacoeconomics. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2009. 250 pages; $55 (paperback). ISBN-13: 978-0781765442. Dr. Rascati's book, Essentials of Pharmacoeconomics, is an introductory but fundamental...
Rufus A. Lyman: Pharmacy's Lamplighter
Early Life Lyman was born in 1875 in Table Rock, a small spot in Pawnee County, Nebraska. Lyman stated that his family was religious; his mother came from a long line of Presbyterian ministers. (2) His later leanings towards religion and politics...
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