Development of the Pharmacist-Physician Relationship: Perceptions of Program Directors and Trainees in the Faculties of Pharmacy and Medicine in Quebec, Canada

Luc Côté, France Légaré, Monique Richer
2003 American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education  
Objectives. The purpose of this study was to describe how the pharmacist-family physician relationship is perceived by program directors and residents of the faculties of pharmacy and medicine in Quebec, Canada. Methods. A qualitative research methodology was used to describe the perception of program directors and trainees in the faculties of pharmacy and medicine in Quebec, Canada. Semi-structured interviews of key informants were conducted, focus groups were held, and thematic analysis of
more » ... atic analysis of official documents was performed. Results. Learning activities are underdeveloped and there is a lack of role models encountered by pharmacy and family medicine residents with respect to this professional relationship. Hence, the content of the training programs in these 2 disciplines falls short of the expectations of the professional associations. Conclusions. Special attention should be given to early integration of objectives, learning activities, and the evaluation of the pharmacist-physician relationship into professional training programs. Accreditation agencies should be encouraged to promote such standards.
doi:10.5688/aj670243 fatcat:ywefwetq4ba5jazhwawgcrwirm