Impact of the Career Explorers program on high school students' perceptions of the pharmacy profession.

Sarah M. Langridge, Sheri L. Stensland, Terri L Warholak, Lisa Mattingly

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of a 5-week Career Explorers Program (CEP) on high school students' perceptions of pharmacists' characteristics, duties, and training. METHODS: A 16-item survey instrument with attitudinal, frequency, and relative quantity response options was completed by all CEP students on the first and last day of the program. The survey assessed students' attitudes concerning pharmacist characteristics, duties, and training. RESULTS: All students who participated in the CEP in 2003 completed the survey instrument (n = 50). Seventy percent of respondents' answers to the attitudinal subscale questions significantly changed from preassessment to postassessment. CONCLUSION: A 5-week CEP provided high school students with more realistic perceptions of pharmacists' roles, duties, and training before the students entered the pharmacy program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume72
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 15 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Impact of the Career Explorers program on high school students' perceptions of the pharmacy profession. / Langridge, Sarah M.; Stensland, Sheri L.; Warholak, Terri L; Mattingly, Lisa.

In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Vol. 72, No. 3, 15.06.2008, p. 68.

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