Current practices in global/international advanced pharmacy practice experiences: Home/host country or site/institution considerations

Naser Z. Alsharif, Adnan Dakkuri, Jeanine P. Abrons, Dennis Williams, David N. Ombengi, Hai An Zheng, Sara Al-Dahir, Toyin Tofade, Suzanna Gim, Mary Beth O’Connell, Anna Ratka, Emily Dornblaser

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International outreach by schools and colleges of pharmacy is increasing. In this paper, we provide current practice guidelines to establish and maintain successful global/international advanced pharmacy practice experiences (G/I APPEs) with specific recommendations for home/host country and host site/institution. The paper is based on a literature review (2000-2014) in databases and Internet searches with specific keywords or terms. Educational documents such as syllabi and memoranda of understanding (MoUs) from pharmacy programs were also examined. In addition, a preliminary draft was developed and the findings and recommendations were reviewed in a 90-minute roundtable discussion at the 2014 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Recommendations for the host country include travel considerations (eg, passport, visa, air travel), safety, housing, transportation, travel alerts and warnings, health issues, and financial considerations. For the home country, considerations for establishment of G/I APPE site (eg, vetting process, MoU, site expectations) are described. The paper is a resource for development of new G/I APPEs and provides guidance for continuous quality improvement of partnerships focusing on G/I pharmacy education.

Original languageEnglish
Article number38
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Education

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