ISSN 2286-6493
Journal of Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy

Pharmacy practice in Singapore and training experiences in the United States  Report Article 

Caroline Tee, Ralph H. Raasch, and Stephen F. Eckel
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA


    Hospital pharmacy practice continues to evolve around the world. Many countries have expanded the role of the pharmacist, moving them from dispensing of medications to taking an active role in the health of patients. Technology is playing a part in this transformation. The optimal role for hospital pharmacy practice is to make pharmacists responsible and accountable for the medication use system. This article describes the education and current practice of pharmacists in Singapore and their support and utilization of residency training in the United States. In addition, it also discusses the residency program at one hospital in the United States and their approach to mentoring and training future pharmacists to practice in the newly developing role taking place in Singapore.  


1 community pharmacy
2 hospital pharmacy
3 pharmacy practice
4 practicing license
5 residency training

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JAASP Volume 1 No. 3
July - September, 2012

Page: 137-144

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