Pharmacists ‘muddying the waters’ by using resident and registrar titles, doctors claim

Professor Karen Price says patients do not need further confusion in a complex health system.
Sarah Simpkins
Adjunct Clinical Professor Karen Price.

A new pharmacy college offering resident, registrar and consultant titles is running the risk that patients believe pharmacists are medically trained, says a former RACGP president.

The Australian and New Zealand College of Advanced Pharmacy (ANZCAP), launched in October, lets pharmacists apply for recognition based on their existing training and experience under its time-limited ‘foundation program’.