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1Pre-Pharmacy at Penn State Behrend SC 201: Fall, 2013
2History of Pharmacy Ancient Origins Earliest known record of apothecary practice, approximately 2,600 BCHealers combined roles of priest, pharmacist, and physicianClay tablets recorded symptoms of illness, prescriptions, and instructions for compounding remedies
3History of Pharmacy Parallel Development in Several Civilizations ChinaEmperor Shen Nung researched the medicinal value of herbs, testing many of them on himself (2,000 BC)Wrote the first Pen T-Sao, or native herbal, recording 365 drugsEgyptPapyrus Ebers (1,500 BCE)Most important ancient pharmaceutical record - collection of 800 prescriptions; specifically mentions 700 unique drugs
4History of Pharmacy Development in Several Civilizations India Charaka Samhita recorded more than 2,000 drugs (1,000 BC)Meaning “compendium of wandering physicians,” it was the work of multiple authorsGreeceTerra Sigilata, or "sealed earth", was the first therapeutic agent to bear a trademark (500 BC)Originated in Greece before Composed of sacred clay that was blessed, refined, shaped into uniform tablets, impressed with an official seal, sun-dried, and then distributed commercially
5History of Pharmacy Development in Several Civilizations India Charaka Samhita recorded more than 2,000 drugs (1,000 BC)Meaning “compendium of wandering physicians,” it was the work of multiple authorsGreeceTerra Sigilata, or "sealed earth", was the first therapeutic agent to bear a trademark (500 BC)Originated in Greece before Composed of sacred clay that was blessed, refined, shaped into uniform tablets, impressed with an official seal, sun-dried, and then distributed commercially
6History of Pharmacy Greece Theophrastus – “the father of botany” (300 BC)One of the greatest early Greek philosophers and natural scientistsObserved and wrote extensively on the medicinal qualities of herbs - unusually accurate observationsHippocratesGreek physician ( BC) – “the father of medicine”Rejected that illness was connected to mystic or demonic forces and positioned medicine as a branch of sciencePublished more than 70 writings related to the practice of medicine and apothecary
7History of Pharmacy Development of the Apothecary In 8th century, Arab practitioners separated the arts of the apothecary and physicianThe first apothecaries, or privately owned drug stores, appearedTraders brought the new system of pharmacy to Europe and Africa
8History of Pharmacy Development of the Pharmacopeia The first pharmacopeia, the Nuovo Receptario, was published in Florence, Italy, in 1498One of the earliest constructive collaborations between the Guild of Apothecaries and the Medical SocietyThe First Anglo-Saxon Organization for Pharmacists: The Guild of Grocers monopolized trade in drugs and spicesIn 1617, King James I formed a separate company for apothecaries
9History of Pharmacy 18th Century America’s first female pharmacist, Elizabeth MarshallAmerica’s first hospital, Philadelphia, 1751Founded by Benjamin FranklinPharmacy began operations in 1752John Morgan, pharmacist and physicianAdvocated written prescriptionsAdvocated for the independent practice of the two professionU.S. first Apothecary General, Andrew CraigieDuties included procurement, storage, manufacture, and distribution of the Army's drugsAlso developed an early pharmaceutical wholesaling and manufacturing business
10History of Pharmacy 19th Century America’s first college of pharmacy, the Philadelphia College of PharmacyThe American Pharmaceutical AssociationFounded to meet the needs for better intercommunication among pharmacistsSet standards for education and apprenticeshipBegan quality control over imported drugs
11History of Pharmacy 19th Century William Procter, Jr. ”father of American pharmacy”Graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1837Operated a retail pharmacyServed as professor of pharmacy for 20 yearsWas a leader in founding the American Pharmaceutical AssociationEditor of the American Journal of Pharmacy for 22 years
12History of Pharmacy The American Council on Pharmaceutical Education 20th CenturyThe American Council on Pharmaceutical EducationFounded in 1932 to establish standards for pharmacy educationInitially established standards for baccalaureate degree in pharmacy; added the doctor of pharmacy standards as an alternative
13History of Pharmacy20th CenturyTraditional Era (1900–1930): formulating and dispensing drugs derived from natural sourcesScientific Era (1930–1960): development of new drugs; scientific testing; mass production of synthetic drugs and antibioticsClinical Era (1960–1990): pharmacists expected to dispense drug information, warnings, advice, and suggestions to patients
14History of Pharmacy 21st Century The Pharmaceutical Care Era (current era): practice of pharmacy focused on ensuring positive outcomes for drug-related therapiesBiotechnology: treatment of cancer or cancer-related conditionsDrugs are produced using living organisms such as yeast, bacteria, or mammalian cellsThe majority are manufactured through recombinant DNA technologyA human gene capable of triggering specific protein production is inserted into a living organism and cultured in a laboratoryThe organism incorporates the gene into its cell structure, and begins producing the desired protein (drug)
15History of Pharmacy 21st Century Pharmacogenomics: Predicts whether a patient will have a severe, negative reaction to a prescribed medicationSimple, rapid DNA test usedMay aid in selection of better medications for patientStill in development
16What Is Pharmacy?Responsibilities include a range of care for patients, from dispensing medications to monitoring patient health and progress in order to maximize their response to medication.Educate consumers and patients on the use of prescriptions and over the counter medications.Advise physicians, nurses and other health professionals on drug decisions.Provide expertise about the composition of drugs, including their chemical, biological and physical properties and their manufacture and use.Ensure drug purity and strength and make sure that drugs do not interact in a harmful way.Pharmacists are drug information experts ultimately concerned about their patients’ health and wellness.
17What Are The Work Environments? Community pharmacies: Approximately 62% of pharmacists work in community pharmacies. These can include independently-owned pharmacies, chain pharmacies, pharmacy departments in food or discount stores, or professional health centers.Other direct health care facilities: Other practice opportunities exist for pharmacists in hospitals, home health care, nursing homes and extended care facilities, neighborhood health centers, and health maintenance organizations.
18What Are The Work Environments? Private industry: Pharmacists are also employed by firms that discover, develop and produce chemicals, prescriptions and nonprescriptive drugs and other health products.Government: Pharmacists hold staff and supervisory posts in the US Public Health Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Food and Drug Administration and the Armed Services.
19What Are The Areas of Specialization? Academic Pharmacy :Over 3,000 full-time faculty members work in the nation's colleges and schools of pharmacy.They are involved with teaching, research, public service, and patient care.Others serve as consultants for local, state, national, and international organizations.Faculty Shortage survey by AACP: total of 417 vacant teaching posts
20What Are The Areas of Specialization? Benefits of a Career in Academic PharmacyOpportunity to contribute to scientific and clinical knowledgeFreedom to be creative and pursue own interestsDevelop an identity within specialty and enhance careerAbility to collaborate with other professionalsPersonal satisfaction from training of students, residents, fellows, graduate students
21What Are The Areas of Specialization? Community Pharmacy: Chain or Independent”It's all about people." From helping with aches and pains, to educating patients about sophisticated drug therapies, to helping sick patients cope with their feelings... pharmacists forge relationships with their patients.For more than 22 years, pharmacists have ranked at or near the top of the Gallup Poll ranking of the "most trusted professionals.”The pharmacist is their primary source of health information!
22What Are The Areas of Specialization? Community Pharmacy: Chain or IndependentStrong interpersonal and verbal communication skillsFast-paced environment, requiring intense focus, organization, and efficiencyThe ability to communicate on many levels is key: scientifically with health professionals and simply for patients.Starting salaries $75,000 a year, with potential for growth. Severe demand is expected to intensify through 2020.
23What Are The Areas of Specialization? Community Pharmacy: Chain or IndependentPatient Care Opportunities:Certified to vaccinate patientsDisease state management in areas covering diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.They also have many other patient care opportunities, including smoking cessation programs, compounding specialties, herbal and other alternative drug therapies, and screening programs such as those to detect osteoporosis and high cholesterol.
24What Are The Areas of Specialization? Community Pharmacy: Chain or IndependentPatient Care Opportunities:Certified to vaccinate patientsDisease state management in areas covering diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.They also have many other patient care opportunities, including smoking cessation programs, compounding specialties, herbal and other alternative drug therapies, and screening programs such as those to detect osteoporosis and high cholesterol.
25What Are The Areas of Specialization? Consultant pharmacyDiscipline where pharmacists provide a broad spectrum of administrative, distributive and clinical services to nursing homes, community-based care, adult day care, correctional facilities and individuals living in their own homes.Experts in geriatric medication management
26What Are The Areas of Specialization? Consultant pharmacy"Let's see if I can get this straight," says Linda Smith, leaning forward toward the burly 45-year- old. "You do your blood sugar reading and then you take your multivitamins and vitamin E and Garlique about an hour later. Then you take the lactulose in between. Then you're taking the Glucotrol XL, your diabetes medicine."Then do you also take your blood pressure medicine at that time -- the Vasotec or enalapril? And you take the Elavil in the evening for the pain in your heel?"Caudle takes off his wire-rimmed glasses, rubs his eyes. Three years ago he stopped a 27-year smoking habit, but now he looks like he'd like to light up.
27What Are The Areas of Specialization? Consultant pharmacy"I feel like I'm on so many medications. I feel like I'm on a pill for everything," Caudle says. He's concerned that he may end up like his father, who also had diabetes and died a few years ago of a heart attack. "I think that's one of the reasons my father passed away At the end he was taking 30 to 40 pills a day."Just as any good physician would, Smith listens with empathy. But she's no doctor. She's a pharmacist who, after more than 25 years working for others, struck out on her own about two years ago.She's reinvented herself as an independent pharmacy consultant -- a pharmacist who counsels patients for a fee.
28What Are The Areas of Specialization? Federal Opportunities
29What Are The Areas of Specialization? Federal OpportunitiesUS Public Health ServiceOverseen by the Surgeon General, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is a diverse team of more than 6,500 highly qualified, public health professionals. Driven by a passion to serve the underserved, these men and women fill essential public health leadership and clinical service roles with the Nation’s Federal Government agencies.
30What Are The Areas of Specialization? Federal Opportunities US Public Health Service
31What Are The Areas of Specialization? Hospital and Institutional PharmacyIncreased number of pharmacists now practice in hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, neighborhood health centers, and health maintenance organizations.Opportunity for direct involvement with patient care.Serve as an authoritative source of drug information for physicians, nurses, and patients.They are responsible for systems that control drug distribution and are designed to assure that each patient receives the appropriate medication, in the correct form and dosage, at the correct time.
32What Are The Areas of Specialization? Hospital and Institutional PharmacyMaintain records on each patient, using them not only to fill medication orders but also to screen for drug allergies and adverse drug effects.Includes specialized areas, including nuclear pharmacy, drug and poison information, and intravenous therapy.Bring other expertise including finance and budgeting, personnel administration, systems development, and planning.Approximately 38,000 licensed pharmacists work on a full or part-time basis in hospitals or nursing homes. Pharmacist Participation in Hospital Rounds Can Reduce Medication Errors"Drug-related morbidity is costly to society. Drug-related problems (DRPs) have been associated with between 6% and 28% of hospital admissions in studies in the United States, and the annual costs associated with preventable drug-related morbidity have been estimated to be $177.4 billion in the United States and $10.9 billion in Canada... Studies in hospital and clinic settings have shown that pharmacists (usually with PharmDs or other advanced training) can improve prescribing and patient outcomes and decrease hospital and prescribing costs."1Seventy-eight percent fewer preventable adverse drug events (ADEs) occurred among patients in a hospital’s general medicine unit when a pharmacist participated in weekday medical rounds, researchers recently reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine.2 An article in the American Journal for Health System also demonstrated improved patient care outcomes due to increased pharmacist involvement on rounds. From May 1-31, 2000, a clinical pharmacist actively participated in daily rounds (including follow up) involving 19 medical services in a 600-bed academic medical center. Results were compared to a control group with less pharmacist interaction and follow up. When apharmacist participated in the daily medical rounds, medication errors were reduced by 51%. The number of patients without a medication error was 40% in the intervention group, compared to 22.9% in the control group. Nearly 80% of the patients in the control group had a medication error, the study found. It noted that the mean length of stay, cost and mortality nearly double for patients with adverse drug reactions.3
33What Are The Areas of Specialization? Hospital and Institutional PharmacyPharmacist Participation in Hospital Rounds Can Reduce Medication ErrorsDrug-related problems have been associated with between 6% and 28% of hospital admissions in studies in the United States, and the annual costs associated with preventable drug-related morbidity have been estimated to be $177.4 billion in the United StatesStudies in hospital and clinic settings have shown that 78% fewer preventable adverse drug events occurred among patients in a hospital when a pharmacist participated in weekday medical roundsWhen a pharmacist participated in the daily medical rounds, medication errors were reduced by 51%. Nearly 80% of the patients in the control group had a medication error, the study found.
34What Are The Areas of Specialization? InformaticsCombination of the pharmacy practice environment and information technologyPharmacy informaticists work collaboratively with other health care professionals to ensure that appropriate systems are in place to support an informed practice environment.These systems include e-prescribing, computerized prescriber order entry (CPOE), electronic medical records (EMR), bar code dispensing and administration systems, and automated dispensing cabinets.
35What Are The Areas of Specialization? InformaticsAll PharmD programs are required to provide pharmacy informatics education. Some programs provide elective and experiential pharmacy informatics education.Graduates can also pursue additional education and training through residencies, fellowships, and graduate school.Employed by hospitals, information systems companies that support acute and ambulatory care, governmental agencies, colleges of pharmacy, knowledge vendors (First DataBank, Multum, etc.), and a variety of other opportunities.
36What Are The Areas of Specialization? Managed Care PharmacyManaged care is an organized approach to health care delivery that seeks to improve the quality and accessibility of health care—including medication therapy—in cost-effective manner.Pharmaceutical expenditures have grown more rapidly than any other component in the health care system as a result ofIncreased use of prescription medicationsNumber of people covered by drug benefitsIntroduction of expensive new drugs into the market-place.
37What Are The Areas of Specialization? Pharmaceutical Sciences/IndustryDirect involvement in the development and clinical testing of new pharmaceuticals and drug delivery methodsAnalysis and Pharmaceutical QualityBiotechnologyClinical Pharmacology and Translational ResearchDrug Design and DiscoveryFormulation Design and DevelopmentManufacturing Science and EngineeringPharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug MetabolismPhysical Pharmacy and BiopharmaceuticsRegulatory Sciences
38What Are The Areas of Specialization? What is the Difference Between a Pharmaceutical Scientist and a Pharmacist?Pharmaceutical scientists are typically involved in the development of new drugs: discovery, drug delivery systems, drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination characteristics. They spend most of their time doing research in a laboratory or office setting.On the other hand, pharmacists work with existing drugs, patients, and other healthcare practitioners to optimize patient care and drug use. They often work face-to-face with physicians (drug selection and use) and patients (best use of medications)
39What Are the Job Prospects? US News and World Report#3 PharmacistExcellent job prospects and a solid average salary.Possessors of a Pharm.D can anticipate nearly 70,000 available jobs this decade—the brunt in physician offices, outpatient care centers, and nursing homes.To see the complete list of 100 best jobs: usnews.com/100bestjobs
40What Are the Job Prospects? Why?Estimated need for pharmacists to fulfill care and distributive roles in 2020 is 417,000; shortfall in supply estimated at 157,000 (Knapp, DA, Am J Pharm Ed 2002;66:421-9)Aggregate Demand Index continues to show imbalance between supply and demand(Knapp, KK,Pharmacists report “excessively high” workload (Schommer, et al. J Am. Pharm. Assoc. 2006:340-7)Number of elderly will double from ; # of prescriptions per patient is markedly higher for those over 65.
41What Are the Job Prospects? Why?Salary Outlook: median annual salary for a pharmacist was $113,390 in 2011.The field's best-compensated areas include residential mental health or rehabilitation facilities and consulting services.
42Reasons to Choose Pharmacy? Personal Abilities of a PharmacistGenuine interest in people and medicineHigh ethical standards and the ability to meet the pharmacy’s demands for judgment, dependability, and conscientious performanceStrong attention to detailAn ability to communicate well with patients and healthcare providersEmotional stability, calm mind, decision making ability and etiquettes to deal with variety of people
43Preparing for Pharmacy School Best Resource by far!Complete compendium of all pharmacy school requirement, class statistics and graduation rates. More complete than for any other pre-health profession!
44Preparing for Pharmacy School For example: Auburn University
45Preparing for Pharmacy School For example: Auburn University
46Preparing for Pharmacy School Compiled data for all schools:
47Preparing for Pharmacy School Compiled data for all schools:
48Preparing for Pharmacy School Compiled data for all schools:
49Preparing for Pharmacy School Compiled data for all schools:
51PCATTest ContentThere are six content areas measured by the PCAT in seven separate subtests:Verbal Ability section measures general, non-scientific word knowledge and usage using analogies and sentence completion.Biology section measures knowledge of the principles and concepts of basic biology, including general biology, microbiology, and human anatomy and physiology.Reading Comprehension section measures ability to comprehend, analyze and evaluate reading passages on science-related topics.Quantitative Ability section measures skills in mathematical processes and the ability to reason through and understand quantitative concepts and relationships, including applications of algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, pre-calculus and calculus.Chemistry section measures knowledge of principles and concepts of inorganic and elementary organic chemistry.Written Essay sections measure conventions of language skills in terms of sentence formation, usage and mechanics. One is included as an experimental item.All of the writing prompts state a problem involving a health issue, a science issue, or a social, cultural or political issue. Examinees are asked to present a solution to the problem in their essays. They are scored on how well they write an essay that is a sufficient length to adequately explain a solution to the problem.
52LECOM School of Pharmacy Today we will be giving an overview of the LECOM School of Pharmacy program as well as some of the special events held at the school. Hopefully by the end of this presentation you should have a better understanding of the LECOM School of Pharmacy Erie Campus.
57North American Pharmacist Licensing Exam (NAPLEX) *initial attempt
58PharmCASThe Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) is a centralized application service that is used by the majority of colleges and schools of pharmacy. Designed for first-year professional pharmacy degree applicants, PharmCAS offers a simple, efficient process to apply to multiple colleges and schools of pharmacy using a single Web-based application. High school students, B.S. Pharmacy degree graduates, and current student pharmacists who wish to transfer to another pharmacy degree program should contact institutions directly for instructions.
60Pharmacy SchoolYear 1Imagine yourself as a first-year student pharmacist. You have a course load that provides an important biomedical science foundation, with much of the material being integrated into a course entitled Drugs and Diseases. In addition, you are beginning to develop important patient care skills in the Contemporary Aspects of Pharmacy Practice course. You will also begin to visit patients to whom you and your team members are assigned to provide patient.
61Pharmacy SchoolYear 2You are continuing to expand your knowledge and skills as you complete the Drugs and Diseases sequence along with courses in Drug Products. You will also learn important principles about developing and managing a pharmacy practice. Your knowledge will also be augmented as you continue to develop specific practice skills and solve patient specific cases. You are now also assuming greater responsibility for patient care on your team as you have increasing knowledge that helps you to solve drug-related problems in your patients. First-year student pharmacists now count on you to provide them with assistance and you receive assistance from the third-year student pharmacist and faculty team members. At the end of the second professional year you will complete a milestone examination that will provide you with feedback on your pharmacy knowledge, skills and attitudes, and enable you to assess areas of strength as well as those that need improvement.
62Pharmacy SchoolYear 3 The focus of your third professional year will be a continuous yearlong pharmacotherapy sequence in which you will integrate material from the previous two years as you solve patient care problems. You will do this as a member of a small group of approximately 8 students while working with an instructor who serves as a facilitator (not a lecturer). It will be your group’s responsibility to identify drug-related problems and develop a therapeutic plan to deal with each problem you encounter.
63Pharmacy SchoolYear 3As a member of a small group, you are responsible for determining information that you and your classmates need to know in order to solve various problems, obtaining such information, and teaching it to others in your group. This self-directed learning requires you and others in your group to use drug information resources, medical literature, the Internet, and other technologies to access needed information. You are continuously developing abilities that you will use during the fourth professional year and in the future as a practicing pharmacist. You are also assuming greater leadership responsibilities on your patient care team. Your increased pharmacotherapy knowledge allows you to better solve drug-related problems in your patients, and to assist and mentor the first and second year student pharmacists on your team. You will also complete your second milestone examination.
64Pharmacy SchoolYear 4During the entire year your primary responsibility is the provision of pharmaceutical care under the supervision of faculty members. Specifically, your daily responsibilities will involve the following: 1) establishing pharmacist-patient relationships, 2) identifying, resolving, and preventing drug-related problems, and 3) documenting patient outcomes. You are exposed to automation and robotics and you will see how they expand pharmacist opportunities to provide direct patient care. Most of your rotations focus on the management of common illnesses and diseases that pharmacists encounter in a variety of practice settings.
65Pharmacy SchoolYear 4During your fourth year, you will also make a formal platform seminar presentation on a pharmacotherapeutic topic and will prepare a poster presentation that will be presented to your faculty and peers. You will also complete your final milestone examination toward the latter part of the year. Having satisfactorily completed all requirements, you will participate in the School’s Commencement Exercises where you will receive your doctoral hood and diploma.
66Pharmacy SchoolFinal Outcomes Assessment Having completed Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have achieved the abilities that you started developing when you entered pharmacy school. You have successfully completed a simulation exam that required you to conduct an initial patient work up, identify and resolve drug-related problems and prepare a therapeutic plan for the patient. This process required you to interact with other health professionals, make ethical decisions, and demonstrate self-directed learning skills. Having successfully completed all program requirements, you are recommended for graduation.