Prescription Writing - Are We Training our Students Adequately?
AbstractTeaching of Clinical Pharmacology has taken a backseat in most medical
schools worldwide, especially with the introduction of newer methods of
learning. Appropriate prescription writing skills depend on a large
measure on the understanding of Clinical Pharmacology and therapeutics.
The necessity of acquiring appropriate prescription writing skills, at
the same time coupled with a reduction in time allotted to the teaching
of Clinical Pharmacology poses unique problems. Through the introduction
of a special module geared towards teaching prescribing skills to
medical students, we have made an effort to mitigate the effects of
reduction in time allotted to Clinical Pharmacology teaching. Our
experience in this regard has been positive and we have found the module
has served its purpose well.