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Certificate Course in Formulary Drug Evaluation Processes is Now Available!

Healthcare Professional

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

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