The educational outcomes of our practicums are structured around seven key pharmacist roles:
Care Provider: As Care Providers, pharmacy graduates provide patient-centered pharmacy care by using their knowledge, skills and professional judgement to facilitate management of a patient’s medication and overall health needs across the care continuum. Care Provider is the core of the discipline of pharmacy.
Communicator: As Communicators, pharmacy graduates communicate effectively in lay and professional language, using a variety of strategies that take into account the situation, intended outcomes of the communication and diverse audiences.
Collaborator: As Collaborators, pharmacy graduates work collaboratively with patients and intra- and inter-professional teams to provide safe, effective, efficient health care, thus fulfilling the needs of the community and society at large.
Leader-Manager: As Leaders and Managers, pharmacy graduates engage with others to optimize the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of health care and contribute to a vision of a high-quality health care system.
Health Advocate: As Health Advocates, pharmacy graduates demonstrate care for individual patients, communities and populations by using pharmacy expertise to understand health needs and advance health and well-being of others.
Scholar: As Scholars, pharmacy graduates take responsibility for excellence by applying medication therapy expertise, learning continuously, creating new knowledge and disseminating knowledge when teaching others.
Professional: As Professionals, pharmacy graduates take responsibility and accountability for delivering pharmacy care to patients, communities and society through ethical practice and the high standards of behaviour that are expected of self-regulated professionals. The Professional role is the overarching ethos of the discipline of pharmacy.
If you want to read more deeply about the educational outcomes for pharmacy grads as outlined by the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada, you can do that here.
Graduates should also recognize the four domains of the Model Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacists developed by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities. These domains encompass standards against which pharmacists’ performance can be evaluated when the pharmacists are undertaking the activities imperative for safe and effective practice in their daily work. The Four Domains of MSOP for Canadian Pharmacists are:
- Expertise in medications and medication-use
- Safety and Quality
- Professionalism and Ethics
If you want to read more about the Model Standards of Practice as outlined by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities, you can do that here.