Preparing pharmacy graduates for traditional and emerging career opportunities

Gayle A. Brazeau, Susan M. Meyer, Michele Belsey, Edward M. Bednarczyk, Sanela Bilic, Julie Bullock, Gary E. DeLander, E. F. Fiese, Stephen L. Giroux, Danny McNatty, Ruth Nemire, William A. Prescott, Andrew P. Traynor

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Educational programs in pharmacy must focus on educating pharmacists of the future who are prepared to serve as competent and confident health care "providers" whose "practice" can occur in any number of current and future settings; and whose expertise is essential to an interprofessional health care team. Graduates must be able to incorporate a scholarly approach to their practice in identifying patient care problems; practicing in an evidence-based manner; and ensuring safe, effective, and appropriate use of medications. It is time for colleges and schools of pharmacy to implement contemporary teaching and assessment strategies that facilitate effective and efficient student learning that is focused at the graduate professional level, to evolve the content around which the curriculum is organized, and clearly articulate the abilities graduates must have to function effectively in the myriad professional roles in which they may find themselves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number157
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2009


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