Attitudes of doctor of pharmacy graduates of one U.S. college toward required evaluative projects and research-related coursework

John E Murphy, Raul Valenzuela

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This study examined Pharm.D. graduates' attitudes towards both a required evaluative research project and research-related coursework. Mean attitudinal responses were on the agreement side of neutral for all items; modal responses were "agree" on all items. Respondents agreed most strongly that the college should continue to require a project of all students, that there was sufficient time to do the project, that the advisors' support was adequate, and that the drug information and literature evaluation course adequately prepared them for the project. The 1992-94 graduates (149) had a minimum of 13 publications and 15 presentations of the projects at professional meetings and 30 (46.2%) had conducted another project since graduation. Opportunities also exist for current practitioners to participate in projects with students, potentially leading to solutions of real world problems and ultimate benefit to the profession. Graduates generally thought that the project and coursework were beneficial. Other colleges may wish to consider providing their students the opportunity to conduct an evaluative project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalPharmacy Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2002



  • Education
  • Evaluation
  • Pharmacy
  • Research
  • Students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science

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