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Am J Pharm Educ. 2012 Nov 12;76(9):180. doi: 10.5688/ajpe769180.

Rural health in pharmacy curricula.

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UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.

Abstract

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act proposes strategies to address the workforce shortages of primary care practitioners in rural America. This review addresses the question, "What specialized education and training are colleges and schools of pharmacy providing for graduates who wish to enter pharmacy practice in rural health?" All colleges and schools accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education or those in precandidate status as of December 2011 were included in an Internet-based review of Web sites. A wide scope of curricular offerings were found, ranging from no description of courses or experiences in a rural setting to formally developed programs in rural pharmacy. Although the number of pharmacy colleges and schools providing either elective or required courses in rural health is encouraging, more education and training with this focus are needed to help overcome the unmet need for quality pharmacy care for rural populations.

KEYWORDS:

experiential; pharmacy curriculum; rural health; underserved

PMID:
23193344
PMCID:
PMC3508494
DOI:
10.5688/ajpe769180
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