Connecting non-pharmacist faculty to pharmacy practice

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United States (US) colleges and schools of pharmacy employ faculty from various disciplines. Many of these are basic scientists who do not have professional degrees in pharmacy. Nevertheless, all faculty members in colleges/schools of pharmacy, irrespective of discipline, are expected to possess a conceptual understanding of contemporary pharmacy practice and of the pharmacist's role in the healthcare system. Therefore, an essential element of a non-pharmacist faculty development is to gain and maintain a basic understanding of pharmacy practice. The purpose of this short commentary is to describe a mechanism used at our college that connects basic scientists to pharmacy practice through participation as facilitators in an introductory first-year course focused on foundations of pharmacy and the US healthcare system. Through sharing personal experience with this mechanism, the author aims to inspire non-pharmacist faculty to seek out formal and informal avenues available at their institutions to interface with pharmacy practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-548
Number of pages3
JournalCurrents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2018

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  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Connecting non-pharmacist faculty to pharmacy practice. / Beranova, Sarka.

In: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, Vol. 10, No. 5, 01.05.2018, p. 546-548.

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