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. 78, No. 2, March

Alcohol Use Behaviors among Pharmacy Students
INTRODUCTION Alcohol abuse is a complex public health issue that is associated with a variety of destructive social conditions, such as failure in school and lost productivity. (1) Given the prevalence of alcohol abuse and its damaging consequences,...
A Mentoring Program to Help Junior Faculty Members Achieve Scholarship Success
INTRODUCTION Much has been written about mentoring and the added value of mentoring programs for faculty development and progression. (1-9) A Google citation search conducted in June 2013 using the term "academic mentoring programs" produced 205,000...
"Brown Bag" Simulations to Teach Drug Utilization Review
INTRODUCTION Drug utilization review has been a standard part of pharmacists' practice for many years. (1) Drug utilization review is used to assess drug therapy appropriateness and ensure patient safety. (2) The Institute for Safe Medication Practices...
Evolution of Self-Care Education
INTRODUCTION In 2012, the Nonprescription Medicines Academy (NMA) and the Self-Care Institute (SCI) celebrated their 15 and 10 year anniversaries, respectively. These anniversaries have encouraged reflection on the vast changes in self-care education,...
Impact of Students Pharmacists on the Medication Reconciliation Process in High-Risk Hospitalized General Medicine Patients
INTRODUCTION An extensive body of published literature exists on the importance of medication reconciliation within the hospital setting, including the 2013 National Patient Safety Goals put forth by The Joint Commission. (1) Additionally, several...
Laboratory Exercises to Teach Clinically Relevant Chemistry of Antibiotics
INTRODUCTION The switch to the all doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum enforced more emphasis on pharmaceutical sciences teaching in the context of applications to pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy. (1,2) The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy...
Lasky T.: What Pharmacists Need to Know about Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Lasky T. What Pharmacists Need to Know About Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Wakefield, RI:MIE Resources; 2013, 76 pp, $27.95 (softcover), ISBN 9780615752518. In the introduction to What Pharmacists Need to Know About Racial and Ethnic Disparities,...
Miller ML.: Getting Started in a Pharmacy Residency
Miller ML. Getting Started in a Pharmacy Residency. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association; 2013, 202pp, $32.50 (softcover), ISBN 9781582121550. Getting Started in a Pharmacy Residency is one of several "Getting Started ..." books released...
Moral Development of First-Year Pharmacy Students in the United Kingdom
INTRODUCTION Professionalism among health professions students is an important issue. An integral component of professionalism relates to moral development. (1,2) Latif reported that health professions students, including pharmacy students, who...
New Questions for Pharmacists in the Health Care System
The pharmacy profession is determining how it will become a vital part of new health care models such as accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs). Pharmacists must be prepared to demonstrate their value in these...
Pharmacy Students' Ability to Identify Plagiarism after an Educational Intervention
INTRODUCTION Academic misconduct, including plagiarism, is an important issue across all disciplines, including healthcare. Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines plagiarism as "the act or instance of stealing or passing off the ideas or words...
Pharmacy Students' Attitudes about Treating Patients with Alcohol Addiction after Attending a Required Mutual Support Group
INTRODUCTION The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that about 51 % of adults over 18 years of age are regular drinkers. (1) Although moderate alcohol use may not be harmful, approximately 18 million adults in the United States have...
Pharmacy Student Self-Perception of Weight and Relationship to Counseling Patients on Lifestyle Modification
INTRODUCTION Lifestyle modifications play an important role both in prevention and management of diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. (1-3) Included in these lifestyle modifications are eating a healthy diet and obtaining adequate...
Pharmacy Student Self-Testing as a Predictor of Examination Performance
INTRODUCTION There are multiple ways that formative assessment has been defined. (1-5) While formative assessment typically implies assessment that occurs for the benefit of programs, teachers, evaluators, or regulatory agencies, the true meaning...
Pharmacy Students' Perceptions of Cultural Competence Encounters during Practice Experiences
INTRODUCTION The racial and ethnic composition of the United States population is rapidly changing and thus it is inevitable that pharmacists will interact with patients from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. (1-6) Improving health providers'...
Simulated Drug Discovery Process to Conduct a Synoptic Assessment of Pharmacy Students
INTRODUCTION Pharmacy education is underpinned by a broad range of preclinical sciences. Information from apparently disparate scientific disciplines must be considered when a new drug is developed, yet pharmacy students may fail to recognize the...
Student-Peer Mentoring on a Drug Information Response
INTRODUCTION Providing responses to drug information questions is a critical skill for student pharmacists to develop throughout their education. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education requires that doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) graduates...
Use of Humor to Enhance Learning: Bull's Eye or off the Mark
Humor as a pedagogical tool can be like walking on a tightrope. If done well, it could enhance learning or at the very least make learning more fun. However, if not done well, it could have disastrous consequences. I remember a few years ago attending...
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