legislative education, advocacy, healthcare, pharmacy curricula
There is a need for education about and development of advocacy skills within student pharmacists. Pharmacy literature describes experiences incorporating advocacy education within curricula; however, these are often singular, limited experiences. To increase student pharmacists’ awareness, knowledge, and skills, effective advocacy curricular threads are necessary within curricula. This paper provides rationale for the need for a greater emphasis on development of these skills within student pharmacists, evidence of curricular experiences surrounding advocacy from the literature, initial observations from a piloted curricular thread at one school, and implications for the academy.
Conflict of Interest
Dr. Calhoun is a Board member of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association.
Mospan CM, Calhoun M. Developing Students as Advocates through a Pilot Advocacy Curricular Thread within a PharmD Curriculum. Inov Pharm. 2016;7(3): Article 17. https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/innovations/vol7/iss3/17.