Skills and competencies required by veterinary pharmacologists: a blueprint for graduate education in veterinary pharmacology in North America.J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Feb; 31(1):22-30.JV
This report describes the results of two efforts to gather data on the needs of veterinary pharmacology, whether academic or industrial, to better define the skills and competencies that graduate programs in veterinary pharmacology should endeavor to provide. Data collected from an on-line survey of the animal health industry were used to develop a workshop at the biennial meeting of the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Lists of skills were developed and categorized, and differences among the skills identified by industry vs. academy were outlined. This report offers a blueprint for graduate education in veterinary pharmacology in terms of the types and details of skills and competencies to better prepare future veterinary pharmacologists.