Pharmacy Education Journal


Pharmacy Education, an International Journal for Pharmaceutical Education, is now an official FIP Electronic Publication, available online free of charge. The online publishing and re-release has been made possible by the support of the World Health Organization (WHO).


Publications and Resources

FIPEd Development Team Resources


Pharmacy Education Journal:

FIP-RPS Global Observatory: More information about the project on this leaflet.

FIPEd Activity Summary 2013


FIPEd 5 years Action Plan 2014-2018

FIPEd Action Plan in English: download here.

FIPEd Action Plan in Arabic: download here.

FIPEd Action Plan in Chinese: download here.

FIPEd Action Plan in Japanese: download here.


Competency Resources

Global Competency Framework v1


Quality Assurance Resources

FIP QA Framework

FIP Statement of Policy: Quality Assurance of Pharmacy Education



World List of Pharmacy Schools


UNITWIN GPhED Resources - Page under development | |

Development Team | Publications


Mdege ND, Allen B, Dube-Mwedzi S, Essex H, Maponga CC, Toner P, Wu Q, Gibbons D, Bates I, Hove R. Health Link for Pharmacist-led Public Health Programmes in Zimbabwe: Developing education pathways through partnership. Pharmacy Education, 2012; 12 (1): 37 – 41.

Anderson C, Bates I, Brock T, Brown AN, Bruno A, Futter B, Rennie T, Rouse MJ. Needs-Based Education in the Context of Globalization. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2012, Volume 76, Issue 4: Article 56.  

Lim Z, et al. Professional skills development in a resource-poor setting: the case of pharmacy in Malawi. Int J Educ Dev, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.ijedudev.2012.01.004.

Mestrovic A, Stanicic Z, Hadziabdic M, Mucalo I, Bates I, Duggan C, Carter S, Bruno A and Kosicek M, Individualized Education and Competency Development of Croatian Community Pharmacists Using the General Level Framework. Am J 
Pharm Educ, 2012; 76(2): article 23.


Anderson C, Bates I and Brock T. Seven Billion Humans and 98 Trillion Medicine Doses. AM J Pharm Educ, 2011; 75 (10) Article 194.

Anderson C, Brock T, Bates I, Rouse M, Marriott J, Manasse H, Futter B, Bhojraj S, Brown A, Gal D, 
Transforming health professional education. AM J Pharm Educ, 2011; 75 (2) Article 22.

Brock T. Fostering Careers and Leadership. Int Pharm J, 2011. 27(2): p. 19-20.

Brown A, Cometto G, Cumbi A, de Pinho H, Kamwendo F, Lehmann U, McCourt W, McPake B, Pariyo G, 
Sanders D, on behalf of the HRH Exchange of the Global Health Workforce Alliance. Mid-Level Health Providers: A Promising Resource. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica, 2011; 28(2): p. 308-15.

Brown A. Essential Medicines Supply Management: Developing a Competency Framework for Pacific Island Countries. Supply Chain Management Newsletter, Quarter 4, 2011.

Brown, A. Sustaining Pharmacy Education, where pharmacists are few. Int Pharm J, 2011; 27 (1): p. 29 - 

FIP Pharmacy Education Taskforce Advisory Group. Health professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world. The Lancet, Volume 377, Issue 9773, Pages 1236 - 1237, 9 April 2011.

International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Pharmacy Education Taskforce.  Quality assurance in pharmacy education: a cornerstone for strengthening the pharmacy workforce in India. 2nd Global Forum on Human Resources for Health. 2011.

Mestrovic A, Stanicic Z, Hadziabdic M, Mucalo I, Bates I, Duggan C, Carter S, and Bruno A, Evaluation of 
Croatian Community Pharmacists' Patient Care Competencies Using the General Level Framework. Am J 
Pharm Educ, 2011; 75(2): article 36.

Wehrli A, Bruno A, Gal D, Marriott J, van der Spek O. FIP's contributions to the sharing of expertise and resources in the pharmacy profession. Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (RIPER) PDIC Bulletin, December 2011; 2 (17).


Anderson C, Bates I, Futter B, Gal D, Rouse M, and Whitmarsh S. Global Perspectives of Pharmacy Education and Practice. World Medical & Health Policy, 2010: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 2.

Bruno A, Bates I, Brock T, Anderson C.  Towards a Global Competency Framework.  Am.J.Pharm. Educ. 2010, 74(3):56.

Gwaza L, Lim Z, Arya V. Learning to Teach at the 2010 FIP Congress. Int Pharm J, 2010; 26 (2): p. 25 -27.

Whitmarsh S, Futter B, Rouse M, Bates I, and Anderson C, A Case Study in Terminology: the FIP Pharmacy Education Taskforce. Am J Pharm Educ, 2010; 74(7): p. 134.


Anderson C., Bates I., Beck D., Brock TP., Futter B., Mercer H., Rouse M., Whitmarsh S., Wuliji T. and Yonemura A.  The WHO UNESCO FIP Pharmacy Education Taskforce.  Human Resources for Health 2009, 7:45. 

Anderson C., Bates I., Bruno A., Futter B., Rouse M., and Whitmarsh, S. Part 4. Pharmacy Education.  2009 FIP Global Pharmacy Workforce Report. Wuliji, T. (Ed). International Pharmaceutical Federation,

Anderson, C. and Futter, B., PharmD or Needs Based Education: Which Comes First. Am J Pharm Educ, 2009. 73(5).

Bates I., Bruno A.  Competence in the Global Pharmacy Workforce. A discussion paper.  Int.Pharm.J. 2009, 23: 30-33.

Monkare J., Pastakia S., Arya V., Goh Z., and Brock, T. Learning to Teach Workshop Report. Int Pharm J. December 2009. 25(2):12-14.

Whitmarsh, S. Education and Patient Outcomes: A Call for a Needs-Based Approach. Int Pharm J. December 2009. 25(2):15-19.

Whitmarsh, Sarah. Pharmacy Schools: Seven African countries share solutions. Health Exchange News. 23 October 2009.


Anderson C., Bates I., Beck D., Brock T., Futter B., Mercer H., Rouse M., Wuliji T.,  and Yonemura A. The WHO UNESCO FIP Pharmacy Education Taskforce: Enabling Concerted and Collective Global Action.  Am.J.Pharm. Educ. 2008,72 (6), article 127.

Whitmarsh, S. The Realities of Professional Education: The African context. Int.Pharm.J. 2008, 23: 34-38.

Whitmarsh, S. Making the case for collaboration among pharmacy educators globally. The Pharmaceutical Journal.2008; 281: 246.


Anderson C., Bates I., Beck D., Brock TP., Futter B., Mercer H., Rouse M., Whitmarsh S., and Wuliji T. The Pharmacy Education Taskforce: FIP and WHO move forward in developing pharmacy education. Int.Pharm.J. 2007, 22: 3-5.

Pharmacy Education Taskforce (PET) Reports

Pharmacy Education Taskforce Progess Report 2011-2012

Pharmacy Education Taskforce Progress Report 2010-2011
Pharmacy Education Taskforce Progress Report 2009-2010

Pharmacy Education Taskforce Progress Report 2008-2009
Pharmacy Education Taskforce Progress Report 2007-2008


WHO, Department of Human Resources for Health, Health Workforce Education and Training |

UNESCO, Education Sector  



UNESCO/OECD Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education:

UNESCO-APQN Toolkit: Regulating the Quality of Cross-Border Education

Other information on University quality and mobility:

WHO Guidelines on Transforming and Scaling up Health Professionals Education and Training:
A more interactive website which will include a video from the FIP congress on social accountability, is available at:


Human Resources for Health Resource Centre:

Global Health Workforce Alliance: