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Extensive training would equip pharmacists with the right skills


Indeed, this type of training could be the model . The challenge facing universities (and the proposed five year programme) is the fact that government has stated that it must be cost neutral. The cost of managing a 5 year programme is considerable and what (limited) placements are presently offered in schools of pharmacy are not funded (unlike medicine). We are at an impasse... What also seems missing from the current debate on integrated degrees is the fact that most schools have already moved onto new standards and are accredited for an integrated programme. Very few (if any) schools have graduated students with the "new" standards, thus should we not be evaluating this new breed of students first before embarking on a costly five year integrated programme?

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27 SEP 2015

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