Certificate Course in Formulary Drug Evaluation Processes is Now Available!
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and University of Wisconsin (UW) Colleges of Pharmacy have partnered to develop a new on-line certificate course on Essential Skills for Evidence-Based Formulary Decision-Making within Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees!
Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) committees help determine which drugs will be included in a drug formulary. They operate in various settings such as hospitals and managed care organizations. Committee members come from a wide variety of backgrounds. They can be physicians, nurses, pharmacists, scientists and others in the healthcare industry.
This causes variances in practices for clinicians who contribute to P&T committees. Implementing a consistent operating and training program for committee members can be challenging. P&T Committee members must understand how to evaluate the medical literature and use evidence-based practice to make formulary decisions.
Both committee members and non-members make significant contributions to the drug evaluation and formulary management process. The UIC-UW "Certificate in Formulary Drug Evaluation Processes" provides clarity and structure to the evidence evaluation process. The curriculum is designed to improve decision making among all contributors. This 100% online certificate program provides you with training in evidence-based decision-making. Upon completion, you will gain skills critical to the formulary drug selection process.
Through a series of eight modules, taken at your own pace you will receive training in areas like:
- Creating drug evaluation and selection strategies
- Development of committee materials
- Strategies for searching and evaluating medical literature
- Applying medical evidence to decision making
For more information, visit: https://ce.pharmacy.wisc.edu/pd/formulary_drug_evaluation_processes/