ASHP Launches New Clinical Skills Certificate for International Pharmacy

Published: September 5, 2018
ASHP Press Release

Program Covers Fundamental Concepts of Patient-Centered Clinical Skills for Pharmacists

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) today launched its new Clinical Skills Certificate for International Pharmacy to teach fundamental concepts of patient-centered clinical skills for pharmacists practicing or trained outside of the United States of America. This self-guided, online continuing education program is the latest offering in ASHP’s extremely popular Professional Certificate line.

Available now, the Clinical Skills Certificate for International Pharmacy is composed of 17 modules that cover core principles of clinical pharmacy practice and the patient care roles of pharmacists. The curriculum highlights pharmacist-led activities in key clinical areas, including infectious diseases, pulmonary disorders, cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, diabetes, chemotherapy, special populations, and more. The course further concentrates on evidence-based medicine for clinical decision making, transitions of care, and clinical pharmacy leadership. 

“As the pioneer in clinical pharmacy practice, ASHP is pleased to take the lead on helping to advance clinical pharmacy around the world,” said ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP. “The new ASHP Clinical Skills Certificate for International Pharmacy reflects ASHP’s 75 years of leadership in advancing the roles of pharmacists as direct patient care providers through ASHP-accredited residency training, Board Certification, educational programming, practice standards, certificate offerings, and many other exceptional member resources.” 

The Clinical Skills Certificate for International Pharmacy Program includes the following 17 modules, all of which offer Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) -accredited continuing pharmacy education credit.

  1. Orientation to Clinical Pharmacy Practice
  2. Pharmacists As Caregivers: Defining Pharmacist Roles in Patient Care
  3. Evidence-based Medicine for Clinical Decision Making
  4. Pharmacokinetics
  5. Pharmacists’ Role in Transitions of Care
  6. Infectious Diseases
  7. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy — Management of Acute and Chronic Disease States
  8. Fluids and Electrolytes
  9. Gastrointestinal Disorders
  10. Make Rheum for the Swelling
  11. Diabetes Pharmacotherapy — Type 1, Type 2, and Inpatient Management
  12. Neurological Disorders and Pain Management
  13. Pulmonary Disorders
  14. Coping with Chemotherapy: Identifying and Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects
  15. Dermatologic Disorders
  16. Special Populations
  17. Clinical Pharmacist Mindset: I Am a Leader

ASHP is an accredited provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants in the Clinical Skills Certificate for International Pharmacy Program can earn up to 22 hours of ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education credit. To receive the professional certificate, participants must finish all of the modules and successfully complete the final assessment to demonstrate skills learned and competence gained through the program.

For more information about the Clinical Skills Certificate for International Pharmacy Program and other ASHP professional certificate programs, visit

About ASHP
ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s 45,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For more than 75 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website,, or its consumer website,



Posted September 5, 2018

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