2013 年 39 巻 1 号 p. 25-32
This article discusses pharmacy practice training in the US and Japan for the purpose of improving pharmacy practice training in Japan. The authors compare the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Doctor of Pharmacy program with the pharmacy practice training in Japan. The NSU APPE inhospital focuses on clinical practice training. It does not provide dispensing and drug distribution practice training, which are important as basic practice in Japan. On the other hand, there is no difference in the community pharmacy training between the NSU APPE and the pharmacy practice training in Japan.
The article also examines students' limits in the NSU APPE and pharmacy practice training in Japan, classifying participation as (A) students performance without preceptors with post-performance approval by preceptors and (B) students performance under direct preceptor's supervision. There is no difference in hospital training between the NSU APPE and pharmacy practice training in Japan. However, there are significant limits on dispensing practice training in community pharmacies in Japan.