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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178-181

An interprofessional collaboration between medicine and pharmacy schools: Designing and evaluating a teaching program on practical prescribing


1 Research Centre for Rational Use of Drugs, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 13 Aban Drug and Poison Information Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Kaveh Eslami
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jrpp.JRPP_17_16

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Objective: Medical students need proper education in drug prescription. The aim of the present study is to introduce a course that improves the students' prescribing skills and also promotes an interprofessional collaboration between medicine and pharmacy schools. Methods: This study was done in a skill laboratory at the pharmacotherapy department of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. The course was an 18-h interactive workshop in 3 days under the supervision of clinical pharmacists. A total of 18 medical students participated in these classes before their internship. Before and after each class, they were given tests and paired t-test was done to compare the marks. Findings: A total of 18 medical students participated in this study. The results showed that the knowledge of the students on pharmacotherapy, drug information, and prescribing skills has been significantly improved at the end of the course. Conclusion: Using clinical pharmacists to the present pharmacotherapy course could be an effective model for medical students to obtain better prescribing skills.


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