Four faculty members from the Faculty of Pharmacy completed a four-week Summer Program on Contemporary Pharmacy Education and Practice of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) – College of Pharmacy, Chicago, Illinois from June 26 to July 21, 2017.
The program provided the participants, Prof. Jovencio G. Apostol, PhD, Ms. Michelle D. Bartolome, MSc, Assoc. Prof. Agnes L. Castillo, PhD, and Asst. Prof. Rhona P. Ramos, MSc, with an overview of clinical pharmacy practice and education in the US. Dr. Nancy Shapiro, PharmD and Dr. Alan Lau, PharmD are the project heads of the program who are also faculty members of the UIC – College of Pharmacy.
The UST mentors attended lectures on pharmacotherapy of a number of disease states followed by patient case discussions to facilitate clinical thinking and skills. They also attended sessions on different skills for clinical practice, including patient interview, counseling, drug literature evaluation. They also listened to speakers discuss their clinical practice in many different settings and how they impact the care of their patients.
The summer program was made possible with funding from the Professional Advancement Grant under the K to 12 Transition Program of the Philippine Commission on Higher Education.