Pharmacy education in Jordan: updates.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To describe the increasing number of pharmacy schools in Jordan.

METHOD

A review for numbers of schools and their curricula was conducted.

KEY FINDINGS

To date, there are 18 pharmacy schools in Jordan. PharmD program is offered by two public schools. PhD program is offered by one school; while MSc program is offered by seven schools. Public pharmacy schools have two similar programs in terms of curricula, 'regular' and 'parallel'. The ratio of pharmacists to 1000 population was 2.1 in 2012. Substantial increase in pharmacists' integration is needed in public and private primary care settings.

CONCLUSIONS

Number of pharmacy schools and pharmacy graduates in Jordan seems to be 'high'. If the schools are to remain on a track of growth, let the emphasis shift to PharmD expansion.

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