Improving student education and patient care through an innovative introductory pharmacy practice experience

Walker, Paul C.; Kinsey, Kathy S.; Kraft, Michael D.; Mason, Nancy A.; Clark, John S.
April 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;4/15/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 8, p655
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance of providing pharmacy students with introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs). An overview of an institutional direct patient care (DPC) IPPE that meets the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the college of pharmacy in providing an experience that gives students real patient care responsibility is offered. It is concluded that students perform a needed service for the health system and patients.


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