Development of assessments for use on advanced pharmacy practice experiences

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Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning


To develop two comprehensive assessments related to common disease states seen in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. Methods: Syllabi from the didactic therapeutics sequence were reviewed to identify topics on which the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) student pharmacists were previously assessed. Results: Fifteen major system and patient-care problem areas were identified as the most commonly experienced by APPE student pharmacists during an Ambulatory Care or Acute Care/General Medicine rotation. Nine content experts were invited to write ten multiple-choice questions in his/her designated content area(s) with an even distribution of inpatient and outpatient emphasis questions, practitioner role questions, and the preferred 7:3 ratio of application to analysis questions. Conclusions: These assessments will be utilized as pre- and post-rotation quizzes to assess student learning on APPEs. Using these assessments, students may be able to self-assess and preceptors may be able to determine how well their rotation educates student pharmacists. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

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