A call to strengthen medication therapy management training in the Kenyan pharmacy undergraduate curriculum: Feedback from a snapshot of the knowledge and practices among pharmacists in diverse disciplines


  • Michael Obiero Masero School of Pharmacy, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Allan Tulienge Wafula School of Pharmacy, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3846-0737
  • Veronica Njambi Kihugi School of Pharmacy, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3770-4349
  • Godfrey Wabwile Mayoka School of Pharmacy, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya




Clinical Pharmacy, Kenya, Medication therapy management, Patient-centered care, Pharmacy care, Pharmacy curriculum


Background: The role of the pharmacist has continued to evolve, placing the profession at the fulcrum of holistic patient care, including offering medication therapy management (MTM), a critical component of any effective pharmaceutical care plan.   

Objective: This study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Kenyan pharmacists regarding MTM.   

Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed whereby Google Form questionnaires were distributed among pharmacists working at hospitals and community pharmacies between 1st October 2022 and 30th November 2022.    

Results: Slightly over half (62, 52.5%) of the pharmacists rated themselves as knowledgeable about MTM, with most participants (55, 46.6%) stating that the undergraduate pharmacy curriculum was insufficient to prepare one to offer MTM services competently. Notably, online courses and workshops were the most popular channels (72%) for accessing MTM-related continuous professional development among the respondents.    

Conclusion: This study revealed some gaps in the knowledge and competence of undergraduate-level Kenyan pharmacists in their quest to offer MTM services. Therefore, embedding MTM in the undergraduate curriculum can bridge this gap and empower Kenyan pharmacists to provide holistic pharmaceutical care.


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How to Cite

Masero, M. O., Wafula, A. T., Kihugi, V. N., & Mayoka, G. W. (2024). A call to strengthen medication therapy management training in the Kenyan pharmacy undergraduate curriculum: Feedback from a snapshot of the knowledge and practices among pharmacists in diverse disciplines. Pharmacy Education, 24(1), p. 13–21. https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2024.241.1321



Research Article