Pharmacy Education Crosses the Rubicon

Frank Romanelli, PharmD, MPH; Denise H. Rhoney, PharmD; Esther P. Black, PhD; Jeannine Conway, PharmD; Daniel R. Kennedy, PhD


Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(6):8131 

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Every sector of society now longs for a return to normalcy. However, we should acknowledge that "normal" as we once knew it will likely never be the same. Our classrooms will likely never look the same again. Some may resist the changes that have and are taking place, but the wheels have been set in motion. When Caesar proceeded in returning to Rome, he knew his actions would change everything. He is said to have famously uttered to his legion in Latin "alea iacta est," the die is cast. In much the same way, the future course of pharmacy education is now set: we have crossed the Rubicon.