Research-related coursework and research experiences in doctor of pharmacy programs

John E Murphy, Marion K Slack, Kevin P. Boesen, Duane M. Kirking

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Abstract

Objectives. To evaluate the research-related coursework and research experiences in doctor of pharmacy programs and compare the findings to those of 2 previous studies. Methods. A questionnaire was mailed to 88 colleges and schools of pharmacy in the United States and Puerto Rico. The survey instrument sought information on formal research-related coursework; required and elective research experiences; and perceptions of student-conducted research. Results. Seventy-nine colleges and schools completed the questionnaire for a response rate of 88%. Most colleges (>90%) required students to study/complete courses in biostatistics and drug information/literature evaluation; approximately half required research methods coursework. Twenty-five percent required some form of project and requirements were not influenced by class size. Students could often work in teams to complete projects. Respondents generally thought participation in research had some value for motivated students. Conclusions. This study demonstrates the variability in extent of research-related coursework and research experiences in PharmD programs across the country.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number113
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume71
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2007

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Keywords

  • Education
  • Pharmacy research
  • Research education

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  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Education

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Research-related coursework and research experiences in doctor of pharmacy programs. / Murphy, John E; Slack, Marion K; Boesen, Kevin P.; Kirking, Duane M.

In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Vol. 71, No. 6, 113, 2007.

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