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How can we improve junior doctor prescribing?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The large number of medications available has complicated the learning of drug therapy

    for medical students at a time when pharmacology training has been substantially

    reduced. Attempts to remedy this include: improving the pharmaco-therapeutics curriculum;

    interactive web-based learning and students developing a personal formulary.

    The approach adopted by the University of Wollongong Medical School is to integrate

    clinical pharmacology throughout the course, with the Student Preferred-drugs Formulary

    linking pharmacology and common diseases. Evidence from other countries suggests

    this should enhance prescribing by medical graduates.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Gaetani, L. & Yeo, W. W. (2012). How can we improve junior doctor prescribing?. Internal Medicine Journal, 42 (9), 1050-1052.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84897926750

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/516

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1050

End Page


  • 1052

Volume


  • 42

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The large number of medications available has complicated the learning of drug therapy

    for medical students at a time when pharmacology training has been substantially

    reduced. Attempts to remedy this include: improving the pharmaco-therapeutics curriculum;

    interactive web-based learning and students developing a personal formulary.

    The approach adopted by the University of Wollongong Medical School is to integrate

    clinical pharmacology throughout the course, with the Student Preferred-drugs Formulary

    linking pharmacology and common diseases. Evidence from other countries suggests

    this should enhance prescribing by medical graduates.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Gaetani, L. & Yeo, W. W. (2012). How can we improve junior doctor prescribing?. Internal Medicine Journal, 42 (9), 1050-1052.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84897926750

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/516

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1050

End Page


  • 1052

Volume


  • 42

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • Australia