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Journal of Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy

Pharmacy education experience in the U.S.A. - implications for Asia  Invited Article 

Moses S. S. Chow1, Lucinda L. Maine2 and Rosalie Sagraves2,3
1 College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California.
2 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Alexandria, Virginia.
3 University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.


    Based on personal experiences as well as examining changes in pharmacy education over the past 50 years in the U.S.A., the authors pinpointed three key factors that are considered critical in the development and implementation of a clinically-oriented pharmacy curriculum for producing graduates capable of providing patient care services (e.g., mediation therapy management). These are: (1) quality and quantity of faculty; (2) a patient care practice model for pharmacy education programs - what, where and who pays for the services, and (3) curriculum quality control and teaching assessment. The relevance of these factors for an Asian pharmacy curriculum that would prepare graduates capable of providing patient care services that meet the health needs within each country are briefly discussed.  


1 pharmacy education
2 clinical curriculum model
3 medication management
4 Pharm. D. program
5 primary care pharmacy

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JAASP Volume 1 No. 2
April - June, 2012

Page: 68-77

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