Dar Al Rafa Trading, Barka, Sultanate of Oman
Responses of Healthcare Providers and Public towards Six Years
Pharmacy Practice Program (Pharm.D) in South India
Author(s): Mohanraj M Rathinavelu*, Priyanka Pichala Tejashwani, Jaswanth Reddy Varadala, Ismail Basha Gandikota, Jaya Agnes Muntimadugu and Bijoy Thomas
Introduction: Pharmacists stand at the interface between research and development, manufacturer, prescriber, patient and the medicine itself. The hallmark of the pharmacy curriculum became a focus on patient care as it was realized that no part of the pharmacy curriculum included patient contact. This was made reticent during 2008, as the pharmacy profession moved to a six years Pharm.D program in India. However, relatively little information has been published describing the current status of Pharm.D education of India.
Methods: The instrumentation survey of six months duration was performed among healthcare providers, practitioners and academicians to assess the responses and awareness of Pharm.D in south India towards a standard self-administered questionnaire.
Results: Out of 350 respondents 44.28% were physicians,.. Read More»