Those wonderful summer days are here … and, together with the beautiful weather, this time of year signals a change in professional situation for many of us. ACCP Publications has the resources you need to ease your professional transition. The following paragraphs highlight just a few of the titles available from the ACCP Bookstore.
FOR NEW FACULTY AND PRACTITIONERS
The Clinical Faculty Survival Guide provides practical information, advice, and encouragement to ensure your success as a clinical faculty member in the varied roles of practitioner, teacher, researcher, and scholar. As a new faculty member, you will find this book helpful and easy to read as you obtain a head start on a long and successful career. And if you are a more seasoned faculty member who serves as a mentor to younger colleagues, you will find the book’s content useful and advantageous for imparting career advice.
Step-by-step suggestions and advice provide the knowledge and skill you need in the important subjects of Clinical Practice; Leadership; Teaching, Precepting, and Mentoring; Research and Scholarship; and Lifelong Learning.
Comprehensive references and links to useful resources are provided throughout.
Promotion and Tenure Confidential. It is never too early to begin thinking about that all-important venture of working toward tenure. How do you begin? Promotion and Tenure Confidential, an astute and practical book, shows that the P&T Committee is not just about research, teaching, and service but also about human relations and political good sense. Drawing on research and extensive interviews with junior and senior faculty from across many institutions, the book provides clear-sighted guidance on planning and managing an academic career, from graduate school to tenure and beyond.
ACCP Ambulatory Care New Practitioner Survival Guide/Resource Manual. Just beginning your practice in an ambulatory care setting? ACCP’s Ambulatory Care New Practitioner Survival Guide/Resource Manual is intended to provide assistance to both new and seasoned clinicians practicing in the ambulatory care setting, with detailed examples of successful clinical practices that are invaluable for building or expanding your practice.
The manual is divided into Clinical Services and Education sections, and it includes an extensive list of references for further study. The unique layout makes it convenient to draw out forms, protocols, algorithms, and specific policies relevant to your particular setting.
The members of the ACCP Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network have generously submitted and reviewed the information they have found valuable in their own practices and made it available in an easy-to-use format.
FOR NEW RESIDENTS
The Resident Survival Guide is a detailed guidebook for clinical pharmacy residents as they embark on their residency experience. When you have made the momentous decision to seek a residency, many opportunities will open up, and many challenges will present. Within your residency program, you will transition into a superbly skilled and licensed professional. You will acquire knowledge while confronting heavy workloads, patient care responsibilities, challenging assignments, and demands on your time from preceptors, team members, and students. The Resident Survival Guide will assist you in meeting these challenges and taking advantage of these opportunities. The authors—leaders in the clinical pharmacy profession—offer potential and current clinical pharmacy residents insights and advice for understanding and learning to manage the challenges while gaining lifelong advantages from the residency experience.
FOR NEW STUDENTS
Upcoming titles that will soon be available to enhance your studies include the following.
The ACCP Field Guide to Becoming a Standout Pharmacy Residency Candidate – Written for first-, second-, and third-year pharmacy students planning to pursue postgraduate residency training, The ACCP Field Guide to Becoming a Standout Pharmacy Residency Candidate will offer a multiyear, stepwise approach for maximizing curricular and extracurricular experiences to best prepare for postgraduate residency training.
As the number of applicants for pharmacy residency positions continues to increase, it will become even more important to begin early in your academic career to position yourself for the available residency opportunities. For students wishing to become a standout candidate, the Field Guide will provide detailed information on:
- Defining (and Redefining) Career Goals
- Achieving Academic Excellence
- Gaining Valuable Work Experience
- Maximizing Experiential Education
- Developing and Maintaining a Positive Professional Network
- Engaging in Scholarly Activity: Research, Publications, and Presentations
- Distinguishing Your CV and Portfolio
- Completing Those All-Important Fourth-Year Activities
Pharmacotherapy education has long been without a source for concise pediatric pharmacotherapy information. ACCP’s upcoming Pediatric Pharmacotherapy is designed specifically to meet the need for pediatric-specific knowledge. Written especially for pediatric pharmacotherapy students, the book will be divided into sections, written by recognized leaders in pediatric pharmacy on the following topics:
- Introduction to Pediatric Pharmacotherapy
- Infectious Diseases/Immunology
Watch for these and other innovative new publications coming soon from ACCP Publications.
No Matter Where You Are on Your Pharmacy Career Path, These ACCP Publications Are Must-Reads:
Nourishing the Soul of Pharmacy: Stories of Reflection. ACCP has collected a series of essays that provide a reflective look at the pharmacists’ role in patient care – essays developed to enhance the practitioners’ empathy for their patients and to elicit deeper bonds among pharmacists as well as other health care professionals. This goal is consistent with the imperative for practitioners to always show care and compassion for the patients they serve, as an essential ingredient of pharmacy’s continuing evolution as a health profession.
Reflection in this volume refers to stories, particularly of patient encounters, that lead to complex insight and improved patient care. This book is intended for a variety of audiences: practitioners, educators, and students as well as perhaps patients, caregivers, and health care professionals who seek a better understanding of pharmacists and the roles they perform.
For educators wishing to adopt the volume as a supplementary textbook, an appendix for using reflection as a learning strategy is included.
Clinical Pharmacy in the United States: Transformation of a Profession is a comprehensive account of the evolution of clinical pharmacy and is an insightful must-read for anyone who cares about the profession of pharmacy.
Beginning with an overview of the profession’s evolution and proceeding through the decade-specific chapters that follow, the authors trace the clinical pharmacy movement from its beginning to the present day. The book’s unique organization gives an important context beyond the profession of pharmacy by providing a concise overview of U.S. culture, politics, economics, technology, health, and other events, melded with the major clinical pharmacy–related events. A timeline that chronicles the key events flows across the bottom of the pages. Distributed throughout the book are reflective essays—personal accounts that provide an on-the-ground perspective and impart a “you-are-there” dimension.
Pharmacy students, residents, and fellows should all read this book … as should those who have lived through this rich history.
Visit the ACCP Bookstore often and find valuable additions to your professional library in the categories of:
Have a great summer and enjoy your best deals on professional publications from ACCP!