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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496280/expanding-dress-code-requirements-in-the-doctor-of-pharmacy-program
#1
Cynthia A Naughton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496279/professional-attire-dress-codes-for-pharmd-programs-should-not-be-mandatory
#2
Emily L Fargo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496278/point-counterpoint-are-outstanding-leaders-born-or-made
#3
Marjan Boerma, Elizabeth A Coyle, Michael A Dietrich, Matthew R Dintzner, Shannon J Drayton, Johnnie L Early, Andrea N Edginton, Cheryl K Horlen, Cynthia K Kirkwood, Anne Y F Lin, Michelle L Rager, Bijal Shah-Manek, Adam C Welch, Nancy Toedter Williams
The question of whether outstanding leaders are born or made has been debated for years. There are numerous examples of historical figures that came naturally to leadership, while others developed their leadership skills through tenacity and experience. To understand leadership, both nature (the genetic component) and nurture (the environmental influences) must be considered. This article represents the work of two Academic Leadership Fellows Program groups who debated each position at the 2016 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Interim Meeting in Tampa, Fla...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496277/a-framework-for-integrating-biosimilars-into-the-didactic-core-requirements-of-a-doctor-of-pharmacy-curriculum
#4
REVIEW
Edward Li, Jennifer Liu, Monica Ramchandani
Biologic drugs approved via the abbreviated United States biosimilar approval pathway are anticipated to improve access to medications by addressing increasing health care expenditures. Surveys of health care practitioners indicate that there is inadequate knowledge and understanding about biosimilars; this must be addressed to ensure safe and effective use of this new category of products. Concepts of biosimilar development, manufacturing, regulation, naming, formulary, and inventory considerations, as well as patient and provider education should be included within the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum as preparation for clinical practice...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496276/using-patient-case-video-vignettes-to-improve-students-understanding-of-cross-cultural-communication
#5
Sally Arif, Brian Cryder, Jennifer Mazan, Ana Quiñones-Boex, Angelika Cyganska
Objective. To develop, implement, and assess whether simulated patient case videos improve students' understanding of and attitudes toward cross-cultural communication in health care. Design. Third-year pharmacy students (N=159) in a health care communications course participated in a one-hour lecture and two-hour workshop on the topic of cross-cultural communication. Three simulated pharmacist-patient case vignettes highlighting cross-cultural communication barriers, the role of active listening, appropriate use of medical interpreters, and useful models to overcome communication barriers were viewed and discussed in groups of 20 students during the workshop...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496275/qualitative-analysis-of-student-perceptions-comparing-team-based-learning-and-traditional-lecture-in-a-pharmacotherapeutics-course
#6
Tami L Remington, Barry E Bleske, Tracy Bartholomew, Michael P Dorsch, Sally K Guthrie, Kristin C Klein, Jeffrey M Tingen, Trisha D Wells
Objective. To qualitatively compare students' attitudes and perceptions regarding team-based learning (TBL) and lecture. Design. Students were exposed to TBL and lecture in an elective pharmacotherapeutics course in a randomized, prospective, cross-over design. After completing the course, students provided their attitudes and perceptions through a written self-reflection and narrative questions on the end-of-course evaluation. Student responses were reviewed using a grounded theory coding method. Assessment...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496274/student-self-assessment-and-faculty-assessment-of-performance-in-an-interprofessional-error-disclosure-simulation-training-program
#7
Therese I Poirier, Junvie Pailden, Ray Jhala, Katie Ronald, Miranda Wilhelm, Jingyang Fan
Objectives. To conduct a prospective evaluation for effectiveness of an error disclosure assessment tool and video recordings to enhance student learning and metacognitive skills while assessing the IPEC competencies. Design. The instruments for assessing performance (planning, communication, process, and team dynamics) in interprofessional error disclosure were developed. Student self-assessment of performance before and after viewing the recordings of their encounters were obtained. Faculty used a similar instrument to conduct real-time assessments...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496273/predictive-relationships-between-students-evaluation-ratings-and-course-satisfaction
#8
Catherine B Terry, Keri L Heitner, Leslie A Miller, Clea Hollis
Objective. To assess the reliability and validity of course evaluation data. Methods. A correlation study was conducted using archival data from pharmacy student course evaluations. Bivariate relationships between eight course-rating items and overall rating item and the extent to which course type, level, and grade point average moderated these relationships were analyzed. Results. Significant bivariate relationships were found between the eight course evaluation rating variables and the overall course rating variable...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496272/evaluation-of-a-longitudinal-advanced-pharmacy-practice-experience
#9
Jorie A Frasiolas, Kelly Wright, Amy L Dzierba
Objective. To describe satisfaction and career path of students who participated in the longitudinal advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE). Methods. A 3-part survey was administered to students enrolled between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2013. The sections of the survey evaluated respondents' baseline characteristics, satisfaction, and career path. Results. Majority of the respondents had a GPA above 3.0 (91%), pharmacy school honors (84%), work experience in retail (16%) or multiple pharmacy sites (38%), and were members of at least one professional organization (76%)...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496271/an-analysis-of-quality-improvement-education-at-us-colleges-of-pharmacy
#10
Janet Cooley, Samuel F Stolpe, Amber Montoya, Angela Walsh, Ana L Hincapie, Vibhuti Arya, Melissa L Nelson, Terri Warholak
Objective. Analyze quality improvement (QI) education across US pharmacy programs. Methods. This was a two stage cross-sectional study that inspected each accredited school website for published QI curriculum or related content, and e-mailed a questionnaire to each school asking about QI curriculum or content. T-test and chi square were used for analysis with an alpha a priori set at .05. Results. Sixty responses (47% response rate) revealed the least-covered QI topics: quality dashboards /sentinel systems (30%); six-sigma or other QI methodologies (45%); safety and quality measures (57%); Medicare Star measures and payment incentives (58%); and how to implement changes to improve quality (60%)...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496270/exercise-as-a-stress-coping-mechanism-in-a-pharmacy-student-population
#11
Mathew C Garber
Objective. To assess the coping mechanisms used by pharmacy students and their relationship to perceived stress. Methods. Data were gathered utilizing the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS10) and Brief COPE with the additional coping mechanisms of exercise and use of prescribed medications. Results. A survey that was sent to 368 students had an 81% response rate. Perceived stress was significantly higher than standard populations, but consistent with other pharmacy student populations. The most frequently reported coping mechanisms were the adaptive strategies of active coping, acceptance and planning...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496269/best-practices-for-use-of-blended-learning
#12
Amanda R Margolis, Andrea L Porter, Michael E Pitterle
Objective. To determine instructional best practice recommendations for use of blended learning from the students' perspective. Methods. Three focus groups were created, one for each of the first three years at a school of pharmacy. The focus group discussions were audio recorded and transcribed for content analysis. Results. Ten instructional best practices were identified from the focus groups: setting the stage, consistency when team teaching, timeliness in posting materials, time on task, accountability for online activities, use of structured active learning, instructor use of feedback on student preparation, incorporation of student feedback into the course, short reviews of online material during class, and ensuring technologies are user friendly...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496268/effect-of-a-dedicated-pharmacy-student-summer-research-program-on-publication-rate
#13
Katharina Brandl, David Adler, Carolyn Kelly, Palmer Taylor, Brookie M Best
Objectives. This study investigated the impact of an optional 12-week summer research program on the publication outcomes and satisfaction with the required research projects of doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) at the University of California San Diego. Methods. PubMed and Google searches provided student publications, and satisfaction surveys submitted by students provided their perceptions of the research project value. Results. Of the studied cohort, the 130 students who fulfilled the requirement through the optional summer research program provided 61 full-text manuscripts and 113 abstracts...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496267/performance-and-perceptions-of-student-teams-created-and-stratified-based-on-academic-abilities
#14
Lana Dvorkin Camiel, Maria Kostka-Rokosz, Gary Tataronis, Jennifer Goldman
Objective. To compare student performance, elements of peer evaluation and satisfaction of teams created according to students' course entrance grade point average (GPA). Methods. Two course sections were divided into teams of four to five students utilizing Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness (CATME) software. Results. Of 336 students enrolled, 324 consented to participation. Weekly team quiz averages were 99.1% (higher GPA), 97.2% (lower GPA), 97.7% (mixed GPA). Weekly individual quiz averages were 87...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496266/computer-assisted-decision-support-for-student-admissions-based-on-their-predicted-academic-performance
#15
Eugene Muratov, Margaret Lewis, Denis Fourches, Alexander Tropsha, Wendy C Cox
Objective. To develop predictive computational models forecasting the academic performance of students in the didactic-rich portion of a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum as admission-assisting tools. Methods. All PharmD candidates over three admission cycles were divided into two groups: those who completed the PharmD program with a GPA ≥ 3; and the remaining candidates. Random Forest machine learning technique was used to develop a binary classification model based on 11 pre-admission parameters. Results...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496265/a-pharmacotherapy-capstone-course-to-target-student-learning-and-programmatic-curricular-assessment
#16
Joseph J Saseen, Sunny A Linnebur, Laura M Borgelt, Jennifer Trujillo, Douglas N Fish, Scott Mueller
Objective. To describe how a pharmacotherapy capstone course was used for student learning and programmatic curricular assessment. Design. A pharmacotherapy capstone course was included in the University of Colorado curriculum for 13 years from 2002 through 2014. This 9-credit hour course was the last course prior to Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). Students were held accountable for prior learning using complex patient cases and other activities that are seen in APPEs. Application of knowledge, skills, and critical thinking were integrated in this course using exclusively active learning methodologies...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496264/current-and-future-opportunities-and-challenges-in-continuing-pharmacy-education
#17
Jeffrey W Wadelin, Dimitra V Travlos, Kristin K Janke, William A Zellmer, Peter H Vlasses
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) convened a consensus-seeking invitational conference on October 29-30, 2015, in Chicago, Ill. ACPE's desire to have stakeholder guidance on its role in the future of continuing pharmacy education and continuing professional development led to the convening of the conference. The purpose of this article is to summarize the proceedings of the conference, including the recommendations from the stakeholders.
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496263/lessons-from-a-recovering-department-chair
#18
Gary E DeLander
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496262/recruiting-the-right-students
#19
Claire Anderson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496261/making-students-thinking-visible-during-active-learning
#20
Melissa S Medina
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
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