[Perspectives on educational reform of pharmaceutical science]

Yakugaku Zasshi. 2007 Jun;127(6):973-6. doi: 10.1248/yakushi.127.973.
[Article in Japanese]


The six-year system of pharmaceutical education in Japan has started this fiscal year, based on the amendment to the two related laws, namely "The Pharmacist Law" and "The Fundamental Law of Education". This new system is expected to produce future pharmacists who will be able to contribute to raising the level of pharmaceutical care in the national medical care system. The practical training for pharmaceutical care that future pharmacists will have is an important safety measure for pharmaceuticals in the medical care system, so that producing qualified pharmacists would be supported by the people. For this purpose we will help to improve the training system, and the circumstances where future pharmacists will be able to realize their ideal pharmaceutical care.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care / trends
  • Education, Pharmacy / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Education, Pharmacy / trends*
  • Japan
  • Pharmaceutical Services / trends
  • Pharmacists / trends*
  • Professional Role