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. 80, No. 10, December

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Inc. & Subsidiary
AUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION For the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF PHARMACY, INC. & SUBSIDIARY TABLE OF CONTENTS Report of Independent Auditors Consolidated...
A Modified Delphi Process to Define Competencies for Assessment Leads Supporting a Doctor of Pharmacy Program
INTRODUCTION The role of assessment in pharmacy professional education is growing. This growth is driven not only by accreditation requirements, but also the desire to provide competitive educational programs that produce competent practitioners....
A Pharmacy Elective Course on Creative Thinking, Innovation, and TED Talks
INTRODUCTION Innovative thinking, creativity, problem solving, and communication skills are becoming increasingly important for professionals in all fields. Exponentially increasing amounts of bio-medical information, advances in technology, and...
Combination of a Flipped Classroom Format and a Virtual Patient Case to Enhance Active Learning in a Required Therapeutics Course
INTRODUCTION Educational outcomes and accreditation standards in pharmacy education urge faculty members to replace traditional lecture-based formats with active-learning strategies that promote higher cognitive learning. (1,2) While a lecture allows...
Examining Health Care Students' Attitudes toward E-Professionalism
INTRODUCTION The concept of professionalism is highlighted in the codes of conduct and pledges of many health care disciplines. (1-5) Additionally, professionalism is a common theme in academic health care curricula; (6,7) however, health care professionals...
Identification and Development of Items Comprising Organizational Citizenship Behaviors among Pharmacy Faculty
INTRODUCTION In recent years, academia has seen a renewed focus in the literature on organizational citizenship behaviors, particularly within institutions of higher learning. Organ originally defined the term organizational citizenship behavior...
Identifying Best Practices for and Utilities of the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcome Assessment Examination
INTRODUCTION The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Standards 2016 include a requirement for colleges and schools of pharmacy to use the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) as a component of all doctor of pharmacy (PharmD)...
Integration of Basic and Clinical Science Courses in US PharmD Programs
INTRODUCTION There is an increasing recognition among medical and other health science educators that traditional disciplinary education does not conform to the current demands of interdisciplinary learning and practice. (1,2) The isolated disciplinary...
Introduction and Assessment of a Blended-Learning Model to Teach Patient Assessment in a Doctor of Pharmacy Program
INTRODUCTION Patient assessment, defined as the "evaluation of patient function and dysfunction through the systematic gathering of objective (physical assessment and laboratory data interpretation) and subjective (patient interview) data important...
Professional Identity Formation in an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Emphasizing Self-Authorship
INTRODUCTION Accreditation standards for the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curricula place heavy emphasis on professionalism development, but there is little in academic literature describing pedagogical methods for promoting professional identity...
Qualitative Evaluation of a Practice-Based Experience Pilot Program for Master of Pharmacy Students in Scotland
INTRODUCTION The entry-to-practice training of pharmacists in the United Kingdom normally involves four years of study in an accredited undergraduate MPharm degree program followed by a year of experiential education known as the preregistration...
Scientific Posters: A Plea from a Conference Attendee
I have been to numerous conferences for a variety of disciplines: pharmacy, pharmacy education, higher education, sports medicine, and psychology. I have viewed a plethora of posters as a conference attendee and as the person who prints them for my...
Student Perceptions of Learning through an International Comparison
INTRODUCTION Globalization is a dominant and dynamic phenomenon for health care and the pharmaceutical industry in the 21st century. (1-4) Globalization has been referred to as a process of international integration arising from the exchange of...
The Course Syllabus: Legal Contract or Operator's Manual?
INTRODUCTION The syllabus, a document where course parameters such as assignments, procedures, and assessments are housed, and which professors usually spend the first day of class reviewing, remains an important course communication tool. Each...
The Impact of a Standalone, Patient-Centered Communication Course Series on Student Achievement, Preparedness, and Attitudes
INTRODUCTION The ability to effectively communicate with patients, their family members, and other health care providers is an essential skill in being a successful pharmacist in any practice setting. The World Health Organization (WHO) released...
Thinking Clinically from the Beginning: Early Introduction of the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process
INTRODUCTION Pharmacists are specially educated to focus on medication-related problems to improve and ensure achievement of optimal patient care. Hepler and Strand originally proposed a pharmaceutical care model in which pharmacists would collaborate...
Using Team-Based Learning to Teach a Hybrid Pharmacokinetics Course Online and in Class
INTRODUCTION There is a call in pharmacy education for active-learning activities to foster learners who are "practice and team ready." (1,2) Recent teaching innovations in pharmacy and other health professions have focused on transitioning to a...
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