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Advancing the Adoption of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the United States

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American Pharmacists Association, Washington, DC 20037, USA
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American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
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Pharmacy 2020, 8(3), 157; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy8030157
Received: 4 July 2020 / Revised: 4 August 2020 / Accepted: 24 August 2020 / Published: 31 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Continuing Professional Development in Pharmacy)
Over the last four decades, the expanded patient care roles of pharmacists in the United States (U.S.) have increased focus on ensuring the implementation of processes to enhance continuing professional development within the profession. The transition from a model of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) to a model of continuing professional development (CPD) is still evolving. As pharmacists assume more complex roles in patient care delivery, particularly in community-based settings, the need to demonstrate and maintain professional competence becomes more critical. In addition, long-held processes for post-graduate education and licensure must also continue to adapt to meet these changing needs. Members of the pharmacy profession in the U.S. must adopt the concept of CPD and implement processes to support the thoughtful completion of professional development plans. Comprehensive, state-of-the-art technology solutions are available to assist pharmacists with understanding, implementing and applying CPD to their professional lives. View Full-Text
Keywords: continuing professional development (CPD); technology; continuing professional education (CPE) continuing professional development (CPD); technology; continuing professional education (CPE)
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Owen, J.A.; Skelton, J.B.; Maine, L.L. Advancing the Adoption of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the United States. Pharmacy 2020, 8, 157. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy8030157

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Owen JA, Skelton JB, Maine LL. Advancing the Adoption of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the United States. Pharmacy. 2020; 8(3):157. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy8030157

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Owen, James A., Jann B. Skelton, and Lucinda L. Maine. 2020. "Advancing the Adoption of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the United States" Pharmacy 8, no. 3: 157. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy8030157

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