Pharmacy Competencies for Interprofessional Integrative Health Care Education

Jeannie K. Lee, Anne L. Hume, Robert Willis, Heather Boon, Patricia Lebensohn, Audrey Brooks, Ben Kligler

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Objective. To address the gap in evidence-based knowledge among pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists regarding complementary and integrative health approaches due to insufficient education and a lack of standardized training. Methods. The National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare (NCIPH) developed 22 pharmacy competencies linked to a set of 10 interprofessional "metacompetencies" in integrative health care. Results. The NCIPH pharmacy competencies are well-aligned with the current educational standards and Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education (CAPE) outcomes for pharmacy programs. Therefore, the NCIPH competencies may provide a foundation for the incorporation of interprofessional integrative health care education into pharmacy curricula. Conclusion. The NCIPH pharmacy competencies in integrative health care, linked to the interprofessional "metacompetencies," are aligned with educational standards and outcomes, and may serve as a basis for pharmacy curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6302
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018


  • integrative health care
  • pharmacy competencies
  • pharmacy education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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