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Pharmacy student checks a patient's blood pressure
Learn about the Practice-Ready Curriculum

Very early into their pharmacy school tenure, a Harrison School of Pharmacy P1 makes considerable progress towards being “practice-ready.” The structure of the curriculum allows students to learn early on about specific disease states and the medications and processes that are used to treat the respective disease states. They are given the tools to be able to check blood pressure and blood glucose levels, and to perform mental status exams very early on.

In addition, students are able to apply these skills in the patient care settings of health fairs and weekly patient visits (as part of the Pharmacy Practice Experience program).

The Practice Ready Curriculum starts out the week learning about a particular disease state and the drugs used to treat it, and for the rest of the week students discuss the real-life application of this information in the healthcare setting. Student teams are assigned patient cases they work on together throughout the week, prompting them to think critically about anything from drug interactions and side effects to improving patient adherence, meanwhile learning to collaborate as a team.

Last Updated: February 13, 2017