Pharmacy Practice Faculty Publications

Title

Pharmacy School: The Training Ground for Building Research Skills

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2016

Journal Title

Journal of the American Pharmacists Association

Volume

56

Issue

5

First Page

489

Last Page

490

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2016.08.005

PubMed ID

27594102

Abstract

The Institute of Medicine has set a goal that “by the year 2020, 90% of clinical decisions will be supported by accurate, timely, and up-to-date clinical information and will reflect the best available evidence.”1 Providing team-based patient-centered care that incorporates patient preferences, evidence, and clinical expertise is the future of health care. As crucial members of the health care team, pharmacists must acquire skills needed to provide patient-centered care, such as the ability to obtain evidence and evaluate the literature.

Keywords

Pharmacy school, pharmacy students, research skills, clinical information, evidence, patient-centered care