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. 4, May

A Multipreceptor Approach to Ambulatory Care Topic Discussions
INTRODUCTION The 2013 educational outcomes and domains, as stated in the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education, were designed to describe the capabilities of a graduate from a PharmD program. (1) The first 2 domains on developing foundational...
An Elective Course in Aromatherapy Science
INTRODUCTION Aromatherapy is a vastly growing market in the United States, resulting in more than 31 million dollars in sales in 2012. (1) While many associate this trade with the spa industry, aromatherapy has seen a rise in the use of therapeutic...
An Elective Course on Dermatological Topics and Cosmeceutical Compounding
INTRODUCTION Pharmacists are consulted by patients for guidance on an increasing array of topics as the number of regulated and nonprescription products expand and commercial advertising creates greater awareness of treatment options. One such rapidly...
An Interprofessional Faculty Seminar Focused on Interprofessional Education
INTRODUCTION Educating health professions faculty members about the need for interprofessional education (IPE) is a logical step in the strategic planning for IPE. (1) Previous literature has highlighted the importance of preparing faculty members...
Association of Health Sciences Reasoning Test Scores with Academic and Experiential Performance
INTRODUCTION Critical thinking has been defined as "the process of purposeful, self-regulatory, judgment [which] gives reasoned consideration to evidence, context, conceptualizations, methods, and criteria." (1) Ongoing advances in technology and...
A Transgender Health Care Panel Discussion in a Required Diversity Course
INTRODUCTION The topic of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health was added to the Healthy People 2020 initiative, indicating that the US Department of Health and Human Services considered it to be an emerging issue. (1) The document...
Berger BA, Villaume WA. Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals: A Sensible Approach
Berger BA, Villaume WA. Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals: A Sensible Approach. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association; 2013, 239 pp, $35.00 (softcover), ISBN 9781582121802. Motivational Interviewing for Health Care...
Cost Savings Associated with Pharmacy Student Interventions during APPEs
INTRODUCTION One of the challenges facing many colleges and schools of pharmacy is finding enough experiential sites and preceptors to train students during practice experiences. (1,2) This is more difficult than it was a decade ago for several...
Effectiveness of E-Learning in Pharmacy Education
INTRODUCTION The fundamental purpose of pharmacy education is to provide pharmacy students with the knowledge and skills to become pharmacists, and then to enable pharmacists to remain competent in the profession. The traditional pedagogy involving...
Evaluation of an Injection Training and Certification Program for Pharmacy Students
INTRODUCTION Five provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia) in Canada have granted pharmacists the authority to administer vaccines, and only pharmacists in Alberta can administer medications by injection. More...
Online Virtual-Patient Cases versus Traditional Problem-Based Learning in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences
INTRODUCTION In 2010, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education Task Force challenged colleges and schools of pharmacy to integrate entry-level competencies into the PharmD curricula, which are...
Passing the Torch
It my sincere pleasure to welcome Dr. Gayle A. Brazeau, Dean at the University of New England College of Pharmacy, as the 7th Editor of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Gayle has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal for over...
Perceptions of Tenure and Tenure Reform in Academic Pharmacy
INTRODUCTION Academic tenure, including its implementation and interpretation, is a highly debated and controversial topic within the academy and society. The reform of tenure is an extremely contested topic in higher education, and in recent years,...
Report of the Journal Editor
This report is a compilation of activity and statistics for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education for 2013 (Volume 77). The Journal is published in electronic format at www.ajpe.org. A print edition of the entire volume was produced and...
Status of Pharmacy Practice Experience Education Programs
INTRODUCTION As colleges and schools of pharmacy have implemented the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Standards 2007, the emphasis on experiential education has grown significantly. Experiential education now constitutes 30%...
Student and Faculty Member Perspectives on Lecture Capture in Pharmacy Education
INTRODUCTION The use of technology to support traditional face-to-face instruction in higher education is expanding, sometimes with limited understanding of the learning benefits. However, there is compelling evidence suggesting that a lecture-capture...
Where and How to Search for Evidence in the Education Literature: The Wheel
INTRODUCTION Pharmacy faculty members are faced with many teaching challenges today including an emphasis on incorporating active-learning strategies using instructional technology tools; measuring learning and outcomes through such things as progress...
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