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. 81, No. 8, October

AACP Special Taskforce White Paper on Diversifying Our Investment in Human Capital
INTRODUCTION AND COMMITTEE CHARGES The 2013-2014 Argus Commission was charged by 2013-2014 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) President Peggy Piascik, to respond to the following strategic question: "How can we more effectively...
Aligning the AACP Strategic Engagement Agenda with Key Federal Priorities in Health: Report of the 2016-17 Argus Commission
INTRODUCTION AND COMMITTEE CHARGES The Argus Commissioniscomprisedofthe five most recent AACP presidents and typically will be charged to study a "horizon topic" believed to be germane to the future of pharmacy education, research and/or practice....
An Analysis of California Pharmacy and Medical Students' Dietary and Lifestyle Practices
INTRODUCTION Poor lifestyle choices have repeatedly been associated with an increased risk of developing chronic disease in the general population, (1,2) but there is limited data regarding lifestyle practices of health care professional students....
Another American Pharmacists Month Comes to a Close
October has long served as a time for calling attention to the important and changing roles pharmacists playinthe lives of consumers. First appearing as National Pharmacy Week and now expanded to American Pharmacists Month, there are so many stories...
Carpe Diem! Seizing the Rise of Co-Curricular Experiences
Requirements for colleges and schools of pharmacy are continuously evolving in manners that encourage the expansion of opportunities for the development of students into holistic practitioners who provide patient-centered care. This is evident in each...
Clinical Track Program Expansion Increases Rotation Capacity for Experiential Program
INTRODUCTION Experiential education is a vital component of pharmacy education. As the number of pharmacy schools and student enrollment continue to rise, so does the need for pharmacy practice experiences. Furthermore, the Accreditation Council...
Competency, Programming, and Emerging Innovation in Graduate Education within Schools of Pharmacy: The Report of the 2016-2017 Research and Graduate Affairs Committee
INTRODUCTION AND COMMITTEE CHARGES The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Bylaws charge the development of AACP's research, graduate education, and scholarship agenda to the Research and Graduate Affairs Committee (RGAC). (1) In...
Design and Validation of Patient-Centered Communication Tools (PaCT) to Measure Students' Communication Skills
INTRODUCTION Effective communication requires active participation by patients and health care providers to ensure that messages are received and interpreted accurately by all parties. This is especially true for pharmacists as evidenced by a World...
Establishing the Validity and Reliability Evidence of Preceptor Assessment of Student Tool
INTRODUCTION All doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) programs in the United States require students to gain experience in pharmacy practice through introductory level (IPPE) or advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) before graduation. (1,2) The overall...
Final Report of the 2016-17 Bylaws and Policy Development Committee: (Reflecting Actions Taken by the HOD on July 19, 2017)
INTRODUCTION The AACP Bylaws direct the Bylaws and Policy Development Committee (BPDC) to ensure that resolutions, position papers and similar proposals to the House of Delegates that seek to establish Association policy or action are appropriate...
Incidence of Self-Reported Depression among Pharmacy Residents in Tennessee
INTRODUCTION Depression affects approximately 7% of the United States population, or about 14.8 million Americans. (1) Mood disorders, such as depression, have become the third most common cause of hospitalization in the United States. (2) Alarmingly,...
Insights from the Defining Issues Test on Moral Reasoning Competencies Development in Community Pharmacists
INTRODUCTION Research show that higher levels of moral reasoning competencies, as measured by a survey form of psychometric measure known as the Defining Issues Test (DIT2), increase the probability that health care professionals will make decisions...
Leadership Strengths and the Future of Pharmacy
To the Editor: In the May 2017 issue of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Dr. Ferreri and colleagues published an insightful article entitled "Academic Pharmacy: Where is Our Influence?" (1) Evaluation of our skills as a profession...
Misuses of Regression and ANCOVA in Educational Research
To the Editor: Education researchers sometimes use multiple regression and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) inappropriately. Specifically, they sometimes use standardized regression coefficients (betas) as indices of predictor importance, even though...
Pharmacognosy, a Classical Theme Tuned to a Contemporary Melody
INTRODUCTION Pharmacy practice has been evolving in the US over the past two decades. Among all the medications managed by practicing pharmacists, herbal medications (including alternative and complementary treatments) have attracted more attention...
Predisposition for Empathy, Intercultural Sensitivity, and Intentions for Using Motivational Interviewing in First Year Pharmacy Students
INTRODUCTION The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education 2016 Standards for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree requires pharmacy school graduates to have the knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes to provide patient-centered care. (1) Effective...
Report of the 2016-2017 Student Affairs Standing Committee
INTRODUCTION AND COMMITTEE CHARGES According to the Bylaws of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the AACP President shall appoint a Student Affairs Standing Committee, which "shall be concerned with issues regarding admissions,...
Targeting Assessment for Learning within Pharmacy Education
INTRODUCTION Students' cognitive development in learning is a necessary and important aspect of higher education. (1-3) Just as readers have seen children grow physically and mature mentally, adults develop as well. While some models of adult development...
The Report of the 2016-2017 Advocacy Standing Committee
INTRODUCTION AND COMMITTEE CHARGES According to the Bylaws of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the Advocacy Committee: "will advise the Board of Directors on the formation of positions on matters of public policy and on strategies...
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