COVID-19 pandemic challenges and lessons learned by pharmacy educators around the globe

Marina Kawaguchi-Suzuki, Naomi Nagai, Rita Oghenekevewe Akonoghrere, James A. Desborough

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The coronavirus identified in 2019 (COVID-19) has affected peoples’ lives worldwide. This pandemic forced both pharmacy faculty members and students to adapt to a new teaching and learning environment not only in the United States but around the globe. Pharmacy educators faced challenges and opportunities to convert classroom learning and experiences, as well as student assessments, to a remote or online format. The unique approaches taken to overcome difficulties in various countries showed pharmacy faculty members’ resilience in the face of adversity and their determination to continue providing education to students. The pandemic also shed light on areas needing improvement for pharmacy educators to work on in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberajpe8197
Pages (from-to)1045-1048
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Issue number8
Early online date9 Jul 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020


  • Pharmacy
  • Education
  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • pandemic

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