Journal Title:  Journal of Pharmacy Teaching | Vol:  3 | Issue:  2 | Year:  1992   
Print ISSN:  1044-0054 | Online ISSN:  1540-7365   

Clinical Rotations at a Historically Black College
A Vital Component

Adrian Goram PharmD

pages: 35 - 41


Pharmacv students maduatine from one of the four Historically Black colkges and &versiti$ (HBCUs) that offers a demee in oharmacv receive an invaluable education not onlv in pharmacy, bit a heightened cultural awareness necessary for a profession within an ethnocentric society. The clinical rotation plays a pivotal role in the pharmacy cumculum. Unlike any other rotation, it actively integrates the didactic skills in an applied clinical setting, as evaluated by the preceptor who also serves as teacher. The role model concept is exlremely vilal at an HBCU as well as the clinical setting because it is appreciated by all students. Other imporlanl concerns addressed include the issues of recruitment and retention of minority faculty, the misconceptions of HBCUs and the strenglhs of the clinical rotation as they relate to the needs of the students from the perspective of a new minority faculty member.