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Education...A must in all levels of pharmacy practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20923944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Public perception of a profession is extremely important, but even more vital is the actual worth the profession provides to those who partake of its services. As pharmacy recreates itself as a consultative profession, many changes are occurring in the college of pharmacy students' education. The onset of the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE), the continued rotations in the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE), and the proposal to have mandatory residencies occurring by 2020 show the steps that pharmacy will take to move forward. But pharmacy continues to miss the first rung of the ladder as the profession climbs to its future success by not addressing the mandatory education of the primary workforce in day-to-day activities: that of standardized education and training of pharmacy technicians. While IPPE, APPE, and residencies will strengthen the pharmacy "dwelling," its foundation does not have solid ground. A deadline needs to be established for mandatory education, training, and certification for all technicians entering the profession today and, only after achieving these goals, should the pharmacy technicians be licensed to practice. With even more forethought, pharmacy might require that potential college of pharmacy students, as well as those not fortunate enough to be admitted to a college of pharmacy, become pharmacy technicians first. Only then can the pharmacy profession conquer the top rung of the ladder in a strong, upright fashion.
Jan M Keresztes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of pharmacotherapy     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1542-6270     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Pharmacother     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203131     Medline TA:  Ann Pharmacother     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1826-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
South Suburban College, South Holland, IL, USA.
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Comment On:
Ann Pharmacother. 2010 Nov;44(11):1793-9   [PMID:  20923943 ]
Comment In:
Ann Pharmacother. 2010 Nov;44(11):1822-5   [PMID:  20923948 ]

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