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J Clin Pharmacol. 2017 Aug;57(8):947-955. doi: 10.1002/jcph.938. Epub 2017 Jun 14.

Core Entrustable Professional Activities in Clinical Pharmacology for Entering Residency: Biologics.

Author information

1
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
2
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
3
McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
4
The American College of Clinical Pharmacology, Rockville, MD, USA.
5
The UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
6
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA.
7
Pfizer Inc., Collegeville, PA, USA.

Abstract

Biologicals are a rapidly expanding class of medications used in the treatment of many different conditions. This article reviews the common characteristics of this class and the requirements for safe and effective use in patients. Several vignettes are included to illustrate common challenges.

KEYWORDS:

GME; UME; antibodies; biologics; entrustable professional activities (EPAs) in clinical pharmacology; medical education; prescribing practices; proteins

PMID:
28614591
DOI:
10.1002/jcph.938
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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