[ Pharmaceutical Sciences Asia - ONLINE ]
E-ISSN 2586-8470
[ Journal Abbreviation: Pharm.Sci.Asia ]
Mahidol University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  FORMER NAME   "Mahidol University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences" Published Since 1974


Pharm Sci Asia ; 41(1),

Pharmacy Department Heads Succession Preparation: A Cross Sectional Study

L. Anuratpanich


Performance of Pharmacy department is determined by the quality of pharmacy leadership in the organization especially department head and it have to be developed the future leader to succeed, lead and run the department consistently for their patients. Therefore this study has been conducted to understand the succession situation and suggest the ideas for practically implementation. Survey questionnaire has been created by information from literature review, discussion with some of pharmacy leaders. Target sample is the department head of both regional and provincial hospital under Ministry of Public Health. Data was collected from August 2013-Septempber 2013. Key findings are 1. Important institute for leadership development is Ministry of Public Health and some of its units, 2. Pharmacy-Management oriented Master Degrees still contribute to develop successors less than they should, 3.key knowledge, skills and attitudes are identified for the future leaders, and 4. Succession readiness of current successors is 33% from all successors which is not so bad but there is a long way to go for the sustainability of pharmacy department in the future.


Pharmacy Leadership, Leadership Development, Succession planning, Succession preparation

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