10 Pages

The Right to Learn:

Advantaging the Disadvantaged Student in Pharmaceutical Education

SUMMARY. The concept that any person, who wishes to asswne the role of being a student, has a right to learning opportunities is presented and discussed. Disadvantageous situations involving students occur regularly in pharmaceutical education. Proactive policies and procedures need to be developed and implemented to provide advantages in those instances where students already are placed at a disadvantage. Providing ethical and cross-cultural experiences in the curriculum, and in the educational institution as a whole, are imperative. Even more important, our values and beliefs regarding the interrelated, yet distinct, notions of higher education, professional licensure, and occupational employment need to be clarified and understood by those involved in the educational process.