Perspectives of pharmacists on facilitating experiential learning placements for pharmacy students in non-patient facing settings

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dc.contributor.author Donovan, Maria D.
dc.contributor.author Byrne, Ellen M.
dc.contributor.author Griffin, Brendan T.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-25T11:16:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-25T11:16:50Z
dc.date.issued 2020-05-18
dc.identifier.citation Donovan, M. D., Byrne, E. M. and Griffin, B. T. (2020) ‘Perspectives of pharmacists on facilitating experiential learning placements for pharmacy students in non-patient facing settings’, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. doi: 10.1016/j.cptl.2020.04.011 en
dc.identifier.issn 1877-1297
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10037
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.cptl.2020.04.011 en
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dc.description.abstract Introduction: Recently, the model of pharmacy education in Ireland changed to a five-year pharmacy degree, with three distinct blocks of experimental placements dispersed throughout the degree. The United Kingdom is also considering the introduction of a similar five-year pharmacy degree, while the United States is looking to further expand non-clinical experiential learning opportunities. This study was carried out to ascertain the perspectives of pharmacists working in non-patient facing roles on the barriers to and facilitators of placements to aid in identifying placement recruitment strategies for non-patient facing placements. Methods: A questionnaire was distributed to pharmacists employed in non-patient facing settings, including in pharmaceutical industry, education, and regulation. Quantitative responses were analyzed using descriptive statistics, while qualitative questions were analyzed thematically. Results: Regardless of experience in the practice setting or supervision, the majority expressed a preference for offering paid placements of six months' duration. There was divided opinion regarding whether students should be given study leave, whether the student's supervisor should be a pharmacist, and whether students should undertake specialized postgraduate training. The main barriers to placements were time, the placement structure, availability of suitable projects or supervisors, and awareness of placement opportunities. Prior experience in the practice area, developing the talent pipeline, and personal interests were all placement facilitators. Conclusions: Given the increasing roles for pharmacists in non-patient facing practice settings, this study highlights the importance of stakeholder involvement during the implementation of a new model of education to ensure that placements in all settings are feasible. en
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dc.publisher Elsevier Inc. en
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dc.rights © 2020, Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. en
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dc.subject Integrated pharmacy education en
dc.subject Non-patient facing pharmacists en
dc.subject Pharmacy student placements en
dc.subject Attitudes and perspectives en
dc.title Perspectives of pharmacists on facilitating experiential learning placements for pharmacy students in non-patient facing settings en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Maria Donovan, Pharmacy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: mariadonovan@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2021-05-18
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress mariadonovan@ucc.ie en
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