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The department of Outreach and Continuous Education cooperates with ACPE, recognized by the US Department of Education as the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy, in the delivery of Smart Pharmacy Education Program.

The program has a strong impact on patient care as well as, personal motivation of pharmacists. The program addresses all aspects of pharmacists’ competency: knowledge, skills, attitudes and values. Implementation of the program entails the conduction of two workshops: Innovation Workshop that involves pharmacy profession leaders to set specific goals; followed by Train-the-Trainer workshops that aims at building local capacity and utilizing national tools for development. 

The outcome of the program comprises the establishment of a novel competency-based educational model for pharmacists in addition, to developing new patient services.

Mike Rouse, B. Pharm (Hons); MPS, FFIP Assistant Executive Director, Professional Affairs and Director, International Services at the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), USA.

Doc dr sc Arijana Meštrović, MPharm, FFIP

The intense program aims at raising awareness of the importance of bringing about positive change in the pharmacy profession in Egypt at all levels of education and practice i.e.  individual pharmacist, organizational, national and patient levels.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Introduce the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) model in pharmacy
  • Describe best models of CPD
  • Explain how quality of education leads to the quality of services
  • Identify how practitioners’ competencies can be assessed and results applied to the professional development process
  • Describe the concept of a pharmacist’s learning portfolio and discuss the format
  • Design a tailored education plan for competency development
  • Connect educational outcomes with competency development using the principle of Commitment to Change
  • Discuss a possible SMART Pharmacy Program in Egypt
  • Empower preceptors by introducing the pharmacist as an educator and mentor Preceptors development in clinical skills
  • Utilize assessment & feedback as important parts of professional development in mentoring

To be announced