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Pharmacy Experiential Education

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Patient Education

Patient Education in ClinicalKey

  • ClinicalKey provides access to over 15 000 patient education handouts written at a 6th to 8th grade level.  Spanish versions are available for about 75% of the covered topics. Use the 'More v' drop down search function to locate Patient Education.
  • If you have a ClinicalKey account, you can customize the handouts for your patients before printing them.


  • From the creators of MEDLINE and PubMed, this resource provides extensive information on health topics written in an easy-to-read manner.  Also available in Spanish as MedlinePlus en español

Patient Handouts in Natural Medicines [formerly Natural Standard] under Tools

  • Founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine
  • Patient Handouts – one of Natural Standard’s Tools – come in two formats, a longer Bottom Line Monograph, and a concise Flashcard


If You Get Stuck

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