Experiential Education Builds Student Self-Confidence in Delivering Medication Therapy Management
AbstractTo determine the impact of advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) on student self-confidence related to medication therapy management (MTM), fourth-year pharmacy students were surveyed pre/post APPE to: identify exposure to MTM learning opportunities, assess knowledge of the MTM core components, and assess self-confidence performing MTM services. An anonymous electronic questionnaire administered pre/post APPE captured demographics, factors predicted to impact student self-confidence (Grade point average (GPA), work experience, exposure to MTM learning opportunities), MTM knowledge and self-confidence conducting MTM using a 5-point Likert scale (1 = Not at all Confident; 5 = Extremely Confident). Sixty-two students (26% response rate) responded to the pre-APPE questionnaire and n = 44 (18%) to the post-APPE. Over 90% demonstrated MTM knowledge and 68.2% completed MTM learning activities. APPE experiences significantly improved students’ overall self-confidence (pre-APPE = 3.27 (0.85 SD), post-APPE = 4.02 (0.88), p < 0.001). Students engaging in MTM learning opportunities had higher self-confidence post-APPE (4.20 (0.71)) vs. those not reporting MTM learning opportunities (3.64 (1.08), p = 0.05). Post-APPE, fewer students reported MTM was patient-centric or anticipated engaging in MTM post-graduation. APPE learning opportunities increased student self-confidence to provide MTM services. However, the reduction in anticipated engagement in MTM post-graduation and reduction in sensing the patient-centric nature of MTM practice, may reveal a gap between practice expectations and reality. View Full-Text
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Parker, W.M.; Donato, K.M.; Cardone, K.E.; Cerulli, J. Experiential Education Builds Student Self-Confidence in Delivering Medication Therapy Management. Pharmacy 2017, 5, 39.
Parker WM, Donato KM, Cardone KE, Cerulli J. Experiential Education Builds Student Self-Confidence in Delivering Medication Therapy Management. Pharmacy. 2017; 5(3):39.Chicago/Turabian Style
Parker, Wendy M.; Donato, Kirsten M.; Cardone, Katie E.; Cerulli, Jennifer. 2017. "Experiential Education Builds Student Self-Confidence in Delivering Medication Therapy Management." Pharmacy 5, no. 3: 39.
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