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. 3, April

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education: Annual Report
This is the 79th annual report of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). This report summarizes ACPE's activities covering the period January 12, 2009 to January 24, 2010, and is available to the profession and to the general public....
An Active-Learning Course Model to Teach Pharmacotherapy in Geriatrics
INTRODUCTION The drug therapy needs of older adults present unique challenges. Although some older adults are healthy and live independently into their 90s and beyond, others have a significant burden of comorbid conditions and require treatment...
Book Club Elective to Facilitate Student Learning of the Patient Experience with Chronic Disease
INTRODUCTION Over the last century, the nature of health and health care has changed. Gone are the times when infectious diseases were among the top 10 causes of death. Instead, chronic diseases are the primary causes of death in the United States...
Coaching Younger Practitioners and Students Using Components of the Co-Active Coaching Model
INTRODUCTION Coaching techniques have been used in organizations to improve performance among teams. (1,2) Coaching also has been a tool for faculty development (3) and professional development. (2) Several health fields have reported the application...
Core Competencies in Natural Health Products for Canadian Pharmacy Students
INTRODUCTION The majority of North Americans report using natural health products (NHPs), such as herbal medicines and vitamins (1,2) and often purchase them in pharmacies, (3,4) raising the question of what pharmacists should know about these products....
Elective Course on Medication Therapy Management Services
INTRODUCTION With the cost of medication-related morbidity and mortality totaling more than $177 billion, a tremendous need exists for identifying, addressing, and preventing medication-related problems. (1) Pharmacists as medication experts are...
Impact of an Elective Diabetes Course on Student Pharmacists' Skills and Attitudes
INTRODUCTION The need for doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students to acquire a thorough knowledge of diabetes is well recognized. (1-6) Some of the innovative educational approaches used to teach students about diabetes have included a Web-based interprofessional...
Impact of Previous Pharmacy Work Experience on Pharmacy School Academic Performance
INTRODUCTION In spite of the increase in the number of colleges and schools of pharmacy during the last decade, the number of admission applications to doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) programs still exceeds the number of slots available. In fact, there...
Is Pharmacy a Knowledge-Based Profession?
INTRODUCTION Pharmacists have a unique knowledge base and the following statement provides some insight into the breadth and depth of that knowledge: Pharmacists through their education and training can consider (and conceptualise) a drug...
Johan Gabrielsson, Daniel Weiner. Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Data Analysis: Concepts and Applications, Fourth Edition
Johan Gabrielsson, Daniel Weiner. Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Data Analysis: Concepts and Applications, Fourth Edition. Sweden: Swedish Pharmaceutical Press; 2007. 1250 pages; $199.95 (hardcover). ISBN: 9197651001. The importance of pharmacokinetics(PK)...
Learning Bridge: Curricular Integration of Didactic and Experiential Education
INTRODUCTION In the Mandarin language, the word "learning" is not 1 word, but rather 2: the first means "to study" and the second means "to practice." Similarly, pharmacy education has 2 major components: didactic and experiential. Although the...
Maintaining the Quality of Education during Difficult Times
Few would argue that it is important to consider what we need to do, individually and collectively, to insure the quality of our educational programs are maintained during this time of economic stress at state, national, and global levels. Imagine...
Motivating Factors Influencing College Students' Choice of Academic Major
INTRODUCTION Pharmacists are in high demand due in part to a persisting pharmacist shortage that is expected to worsen until 2020. (1,2) The situation coincides with changes in the profession as well as in the demographics of pharmacy students....
Multi-Site Heart Disease Risk Assessment Service Provided by Pharmacy Students
INTRODUCTION Advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) in the ambulatory care setting are completed during the fourth year of the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Ambulatory care...
Pharmacy Students' Participation in a Research Experience Culminating in Journal Publication
INTRODUCTION Several studies have investigated the scholarly experiences and research-related coursework of PharmD students and the factors that motivated them to participate in research and scholarly writing (eg, elective opportunities, independent...
Renee J. G. Arnold (Editor). Pharmacoeconomics: From Theory to Practice
Renee J. G. Arnold (Editor). Pharmacoeconomics: From Theory to Practice. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 2009. 264 pp, $119.95, ISBN-13: 978-1420084221. Pharmacoeconomics: From Theory to Practice introduces readers to the major concepts and principles...
Scoring Objective Structured Clinical Examinations Using Video Monitors or Video Recordings
INTRODUCTION Well-constructed objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) are a reliable and valid method of assessing health professional students' clinical and communication skills. (1-3) OSCEs consist of a series of stations that prompt...
Survey of Colleges of Pharmacy to Assess Preparation for and Promotion of Residency Training
INTRODUCTION The number of pharmacy students opting to enter post-graduate training programs has continued to increase over the past few years. (1) According to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), approximately 14% of students...
Towards a Global Competency Framework
The Pharmacy Education Action Plan of the World Health Organization (WHO) United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is oriented towards identifying locally determined needs...
Web-Based Multimedia Vignettes in Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice Experiences
INTRODUCTION High volumes of ear and eye drops and dry powder and metered-dose inhalers are prescribed and dispensed annually. (1) Because of the sheer number of prescriptions written annually for these medications and the concomitant importance...
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