The pharmacy profession is dependent on the
nation’s pharmacy education. How the professional
practices and roles are carried out and made available for
the graduates are influenced by the education which
equips them with knowledge, skills, and attitude to be
workplace ready. However, pharmacy education is also
shaped by the professional practices and roles. The
workplaces can shape education in terms of indicating
demands for jobs and positions. As the roles of
professional practice is governed by the health care needs
of a country, pharmacy education can vary from nation to
nation. The International Pharmaceutical Federation has
issued a document calling on schools of pharmacy to craft
a program that is responsive to the health care needs of its
country. The Western Pacific Region is an interesting mix
of developed and developing nations with differences in
health care system, health care needs, and resources.
Collaboration and learning opportunities to share best
practices is possible in this region to further augment the
education practices to improve professional pharmacy
practice in each other’s countries.
Pharmacy Curriculum, Pharmacy Education, Western Pacific Region.