Teaching the science of safety in US colleges and schools of pharmacy

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

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Abstract

This paper provides baseline information on integrating the science of safety into the professional degree curriculum at colleges and schools of pharmacy. A multi-method examination was conducted that included a literature review, key informant interviews of 30 individuals, and in-depth case studies of 5 colleges and schools of pharmacy. Educators believe that they are devoting adequate time to science of safety topics and doing a good job teaching students to identify, understand, report, manage, and communicate medication risk. Areas perceived to be in need of improvement include educating pharmacy students about the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) role in product safety, how to work with the FDA in post-marketing surveillance and other FDA safety initiatives, teaching students methods to improve safety, and educating students to practice in interprofessional teams. The report makes 10 recommendations to help pharmacy school graduates be more effective in protecting patients from preventable drug-related problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • Curriculum
  • FDA
  • Pharmacy education
  • Quality
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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