The AIHP Historical Studies Committee has had an article accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Members of the Committee—Gregory J. Higby (AIHP), David M. Baker (Western New England University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences), John L. Colaizzi (Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy), Robert A. Buerki (Ohio State University College of Pharmacy), Robert L. McCarthy (University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy), and Clarke Ridgway (West Virginia University School of Pharmacy)—surveyed 100 American schools and colleges of pharmacy about the inclusion of the history of pharmacy in their curricula. The Historical Studies Committee was assisted in the survey by Kelsey Leite, a Pharm.D. candidate at the Western New England University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.
The authors found that, among surveyed instructors who taught the history of pharmacy, “there appears to be a desire for more time to be spent on pharmacy history teaching, as well as a desire for some form of pedagogical assistance in the form of instructional materials.” The article encouraged the use of the recently adopted AIHP Guidelines on Teaching History in Pharmacy Education.
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