Division of Pharmacy Practice, Raghavendra Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (RIPER), Anantapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India
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»