Educating for safety the science of safety curriculum in US colleges and schools of pharmacy

Donna West-Strum, Ram Basak, John P. Bentley, David A. Holdford, Terri L Warholak, Daniel C Malone, John E Murphy

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Objective. To describe the integration of science of safety (SoS) topics in doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curricula of US colleges and schools of pharmacy. Methods. A questionnaire that contained items pertaining to what and how SoS topics are taught in PharmD curricula was e-mailed to representatives at 107 US colleges and schools of pharmacy. Results. The majority of the colleges and schools responding indicated that they had integrated SoS topics into their curriculum, however, some gaps (eg, teaching students about communicating risk, Food and Drug Administration [FDA] Sentinel Initiative, utilizing patient databases) were identified that need to be addressed. Conclusions. The FDA and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) should continue to collaborate to develop resources needed to ensure that topics proposed by the FDA in their SoS framework are taught at all colleges and schools of pharmacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume75
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Curriculum
  • Medication safety
  • Pharmacy education
  • Science of safety

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  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Education

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Educating for safety the science of safety curriculum in US colleges and schools of pharmacy. / West-Strum, Donna; Basak, Ram; Bentley, John P.; Holdford, David A.; Warholak, Terri L; Malone, Daniel C; Murphy, John E.

In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Vol. 75, No. 7, 2011.

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