So I have a few things to say about the tool, firstly it was great! There were so many journals that I just didn't even know existed. However I will say that when choosing, I almost felt overwhelmed with the number of choices. When I decided on a couple the journals that popped up were actually very relevant in content to what I wanted. However, one of them was centered out of Great Britain didn't really pertain to US pharmacy.
I think there needs to be some way to be able to determine free vs. paid subscription journals. Many of them are covered by UB library's subscriptions. I think it is a great idea and I'm excited for where this project can go.
Cassandra is a dual degree PharmD/MBA student with interests in managed care, healthcare economics and community practice. Pharmacy journals that were highlighted by the reading regimen algorithm tool included Journal of American Pharmacist Association and Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy.
Reading highlights, articles and industry news has given her greater insight into the particular pharmacy focuses of personal interest and provides greater understanding of the current marketplace trends.
I have been a technician at Tops pharmacy for almost one year. While there, I became familiar with what is known as medication therapy management. Through observing my pharmacist, I noticed that MTM’s consist of reviewing medications to make sure patients are responding well to them, as well as making sure that they are adhering to them. However, I felt that I wanted to learn more about them, and how they work to better patient medication outcomes.
By spending a half hour each day, I found that the Reading Regimen Algorithm tool was effective in helping me find the information that I needed. Some of the few journals that were generated included American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy (JMSP). The journal I found particularly helpful was the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy (JMSP).
Howie has high interest in pharmacy education and community pharmacy practice. When he went through reading regimen algorithm tool, the system generated a list of various literatures, such as New York Pharmacists, Pharmacist's letter, or America's Pharmacist. These are selected based on his personal preference on career setting, attributes, and organizations that he is interested in.
He had dedicated 30 minutes of each day in August to read through the materials during his personal times. While there are many literatures selected for him, he mainly focused on American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, and Center Watch. Howie has provided some copies of this Spotlight Literature of the month in folders outside of Kapoor 118.