Professional practice plans: Recommendations from the 2005 Council of Faculties-Council of Deans Task Force

Todd D. Sorensen, Wayne Anderson, Jeffrey C. Delafuente, Louis Diamond, Jean Nappi, John Pieper

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Objectives. Determine the degree to which AACP member schools have established professional practice plans, characterize the nature of existing practice plans, and provide recommendations on the implementation of practice plans at AACP member schools. Design. Survey of CEO Deans of AACP member institutions administered via online survey instrument. Results. Sixty-five schools responded, with 29 (45%) indicating that they had an active practice plan in place. Fifty-two percent of those who do no have practice plans in place anticipate having plans established within three years. A variety of revenue sources are addressed by existing practice plans including sponsored research, patient care, educational activities and consulting. Conclusions. Academic pharmacy lacks sophistication in regards to developing comprehensive professional practice plans. Colleges of pharmacy should consider differentiating plans that address monies collected from sponsored research vs. professional services. AACP should continue to monitor this topic as increasing participation by member schools is expected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberS03
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2006


  • Clinical services
  • Faculty consulting
  • Faculty-generated revenue
  • Practice plans


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