ERIC Number: ED179182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
1979 Evaluation of the UMKC School of Pharmacy Externship Program.
Mares, Kenneth R.; And Others
The externship program of the School of Pharmacy of the University of Missouri at Kansas City was evaluated. Both the teaching associate pharmacist and the extern were asked to complete externship evaluation questionnaires at the end of the training. The externships were divided into two groups for analysis of the evaluation questionnaires: those served in hospital pharmacies and those served in community pharmacies. Data indicate that the School of Pharmacy attained its participation goals with respect to the externship program and that both the externs and the teaching associates were generally positive about the value of the experience and the performance of the students. Data also are presented describing students' pre-externship and post-externship responses to a 73-item attitude questionnaire. Student responses generally were in the positive or desirable direction both before and after the externship, and the externship contributed to an enhanced perception among students that they had been well prepared for the practice of pharmacy. Student and teaching associate open-ended comments on the questionnaires as well as interviews indicated that many of the students felt the teaching associates went out of their way to provide a wide range of beneficial learning experiences. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Western Missouri Area Health Education Center.