Pharmacy Education in North America and Central America

Pharmacy Education in North America and Central America

Pharmacy as a profession exhibits certain core elements that are shared among different countries, however, differences in the scope of practice reflect differences in the curricular components between countries. Faculty from pharmacy programs in Canada, Panamá and Puerto Rico, will present how pharmacy educations is conceptualized and offered in their countries. Professional programs as well as graduate programs will be emphasized, as well as their contextualization to the pharmacy profession. Common elements as well as differences in perspectives will be highlighted. Canada represents an example of pharmacy education in North America, Panamá represents an example from Central America, and Puerto Rico represents a program that is within the context of the United States of America. The speakers will present how their programs address education in the areas of basic sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmaceutical technology, behavioral and administrative sciences, and clinical practice experiences within their curricula. The presenters will also address the accreditation mechanisms in place for the academic programs in their respective countries, and the process and requirements needed to grant licensure to the graduates to practice the profession.

KEYWORDS & TOPICS

Pharmacy Education, North America, Central America, Canada, Panamá, Puerto Rico, United States of America

CONFERENCES

Conference 1

Title: Pharmacy Education in Canada

Speaker: Marc Desgagné

Institution: Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Laval, Canada
E-mail: marc.desgagne@pha.ulaval.ca

Conference 2

Title: Pharmacy Education in Panamá.

Speaker: Prof. Rosa Buitrago

Institution: Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Panamá, Panamá
E-mail: rebui_@hotmail.com

Conference 3

Title: Pharmacy Education in the United States of America and Puerto Rico

Speaker: Dr. Wanda T. Maldonado-Dávila

Institution: School of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
E-mail: wanda.maldonado1@upr.edu

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Name: Wanda T. Maldonado-Dávila

Institution: School of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

E-mail: wanda.maldonado1@upr.edu