Pharmacy students' participation in a research experience culminating in journal publication

Diane Nykamp, John E. Murphy, Leisa L. Marshall, Allison Bell

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Abstract

Objectives. To examine factors that influenced doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students to collaborate with faculty members, preceptors, or others on scholarly activities that resulted in publication of an article in a pharmacy journal, and whether this experience influenced their consideration of a career in academic pharmacy. Methods. A 17-question survey instrument was e-mailed to student authors of papers published between 2004 and 2008 in 6 pharmacy journals. Responses were analyzed to determine factors influencing student participation in research and whether the experience led them to consider a career in academic pharmacy. Results. Factors about their participation in the scholarly activity that respondents found valuable included personal fulfillment and making a contribution to the literature. Respondents indicated they were more interested in a career in academic pharmacy after their participation in the scholarly experience (p < 0.001). Conclusions. Participation in scholarly activities and student authorship of a peer-reviewed journal manuscript during pharmacy school may lead to increased interest in a career in academic pharmacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Volume74
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Faculty recruitment
  • Journal
  • Pharmacy student
  • Publication
  • Scholarship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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