Student Pharmacist Program
Please Note: This session is not accredited for continuing pharmacy education credit.
Most pharmacy school curriculums devote very small, if any, attention to business skills and other strategic career planning education. Once students graduate and enter the job-market, they discover that these business skills have a tremendous impact on their daily work life. Understanding balance sheets, cash-flow statements, and income statements, along with how the supply chain applies to pharmacy care and how marketing skills can be effectively used to engage patients, are important core business skills for every pharmacist. Furthermore, soft skills, which include social, communication, and people skills, apply to pharmacy care at every level, from entry to upper management. With the commoditization of pharmacy dispensing and the ever-expanding health care team, pharmacists need to differentiate themselves by attaining business-related skills involving finance, entrepreneurship, operations, and marketing. Additionally, understanding different leadership styles, as well as different employee behaviors, allows people and organizations to more effectively manage and achieve objectives.
This session will introduce skills and concepts that will allow pharmacists to differentiate themselves as a managed care professional by attaining business-related skills involving finance, entrepreneurship, operations, and marketing.
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to: