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Journal of Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy

Centennial pharmacy education in Thailand  Review 

Petcharat Pongcharoensuk1* and Sompol Prakongpan2
1 Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
2 Faculty of Pharmacy, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand.


    Pharmacy education in Thailand has undergone changes since founded in 1888. Several contextual influences on changes in global and local health care system and internal constraints from simultaneous changes in education system and pharmacy professional practice result in the lack of longterm strategies for reasonable implementation. Pharmacy curriculum change has profoundly affected the quantity and quality of pharmacy workforce as well as the practice of pharmacy in Thailand. By 2014, the centennial pharmacy education will be celebrated in Thailand. During the time there has been development of the curriculum to suit the changing role of pharmacists in Thailand. This article is aimed to review the current status and gather the external and internal factors affecting Thai pharmacy education for development towards Asean Econimic Community by 2014.  


1 pharmacy education
2 Thailand
3 pharmacy profession

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JAASP Volume 1 No. 1
January - March, 2012

Page: 8-15

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