Connecting the dots in pharmacy education: The FIP International Pharmaceutical Federation Global Competency Framework for Educators and Trainers in Pharmacy (FIP-GCFE)

Arijana Meštrović, Asmaa Al-Haqan, Marwan El-Akel, Naoko Arakawa, Banan Abdulrzaq S. Mukhalati, Lina Bader, Ian Bates, Andreia Bruno-Tomé, Filipa Alves da Costa, Mariet Eksteen, Paul John Gallagher, Kat Hall, Martin C. Henman, Dai John, Donald E. Mager, John A. Pieper, Michael Rouse, Anisha Kaur Sandhu, Carl R. Schneider, Toyin TofadeCatherine Duggan

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The FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation) Global Competency Framework for Educators and Trainers in Pharmacy (FIP-GCFE) is an ongoing project of the Academic Pharmacy Section of FIP in cooperation and collaboration with Sections, Special Interest Groups and Working Groups across the Federation. It was developed by a group of experts in pharmaceutical education to enable and promote the continuing professional development of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who plan to advance their competence as educators and trainers in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences, whether in a formal or informal context, and at all levels of education and professional development. The FIP-GCFE will be an essential resource for multiple stakeholders including individual educators, faculties of pharmacy, and accreditation agencies. This article presents the introductory text of the GCFE first version, connecting previously launched concepts and tools and explaining the integration with all other FIP workforce support frameworks, to provide a holistic approach to global workforce development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-109
Number of pages10
JournalPharmacy Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2022


  • Competency framework
  • Continuing professional development
  • Educators
  • Pharmaceutical education
  • Trainers

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