By being on the faculty of a primary care residency program, the pharmacist serves as an example of a multifaceted health care resource to the primary care residents in the area of drug therapy. This should increase the use of the clinical expertise of pharmacists once these practitioners establish their own practices in the community, furthering the professional role of the pharmacist. In addition, research in the clinical value and cost effectiveness of a multidisciplinary approach to primary care will help establish the clinical role of the pharmacist in the health care of patients. More importantly, we believe this is the first documented case in which a hospital pharmacist, not affiliated with a school of pharmacy, has received outside grant funding to serve as a faculty member of a medical primary care residency program. The benefits to the primary care residency program in general internal medicine-as well as to the clinical pharmacy services in the ambulatory setting-suggest that a pharmacist should be included as part of the multidisciplinary faculty of every institution that provides a medical residency in general internal medicine.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmaceutical Science