Past and current data have been presented on women as pharmacy students and pharmacy educators, and it seems unequivocal that the absolute and proportionate numbers of both will increase. In order to offer hypotheses about the qualitative aspects of this expansion, a discussion was presented on certain elements of pharmacy student recruitment, aspects of overall social and professional change, and the importance of role models on career patterns. Hopefully, I have outlined some suggestions for change and positive action in the areas of recruitment and faculty hiring to ensure the realization of the full potential of all women pharmacy professionals. My sincere desire is that, in time, the need will have passed to give another talk about the future of women in pharmacy; perhaps in the year 2000, my presentation will be the future of pharmacy in health services.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)