A Comprehensive Review: Integration of Clinical Skills Training
Keywords:Clinical Skills, Pharmacy education, Critical Thinking, Medication Management, pharmaceutical science
Pharmacy education has evolved significantly over the years, transitioning from a focus on traditional drug dispensing roles to more patient-centered and clinical responsibilities. This paradigm shift has necessitated the integration of clinical skills training within pharmacy curricula. This review article provides a comprehensive overview of the integration of clinical skills training in pharmacy education, discussing its importance, methods of implementation, challenges, and potential outcomes. The discussion delves into the benefits of clinical skills training, the various strategies employed for its integration, and the role of technology in enhancing this training. The review also highlights potential barriers and challenges faced during implementation and suggests strategies to overcome them. Finally, the article concludes with a reflection on the impact of integrated clinical skills training on pharmacy education and its potential to shape future pharmacists into competent and patient-centric healthcare professionals.
How to cite this article:
Gautam A, Sharma V. A Comprehensive Review:
Integration of Clinical Skills Training. Int J Adv Res
Pharm Edu 2023; 5(1): 1-3.
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