2016-2017 Report of the Task Force on the Pharmacist Integrated Communication Skills Examination

December 14, 2016

Topics: Committee and Task Force Reports

Introduction:

The Task Force met on December 13-14, 2016, at the DoubleTree by Hilton O’Hare Rosemont in Rosemont, IL. This task force was established in response to the results of the 2014 NABP Pharmacy Practice Analysis Survey, which provided strong evidence that pharmacist communication skills are of paramount importance for safe and effective practice, and that entry-level pharmacists deficient in communication skills could place the public health at risk.

Review of the Task Force Charge:

Task force members reviewed their charge and accepted it as follows:

  1. Review the present status of pharmacy competency assessment as it relates to pharmacists’ communication skills.
  2. Discuss the concept of a pharmacist integrated communication skills examination (PICSE).

Read more in the full report.