National survey of volunteer pharmacy preceptors

Maryann Z. Skrabal, Rhonda M. Jones, Ruth E. Nemire, Cynthia J. Boyle, Mitra Assemi, Abby A. Kahaleh, Denise A. Soltis, Rondall E. Allen, Philip M. Hritcko, Teresa A. O'Sullivan, Christopher J. Destache

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Abstract

Objectives. To survey pharmacy preceptors regarding experiential education and determine the implications of the findings on colleges and schools of pharmacy. Methods. An online survey was sent to 4,396 experiential sites. The survey instrument consisted of 41 questions regarding the experiential education environment from the preceptor's perspective (eg, experiential load, time-quality issues, compensation, etc). Results. One thousand one hundred sixty-three preceptors responded (26.5%) to the survey. Concerning experiential load, 73% took 2 or more students in the past year and almost half of the sites had to turn placements away. Nearly all preceptors felt that the more time they spent with students, the higher quality the experience, and 20% felt they didn't have enough time to provide a quality experience. Thirty-six percent of respondents chose monetary stipend as the form of compensation they valued most. Conclusions. This study provides insights into the issues that concern volunteer preceptors and the findings could be used to enhance the quality of experiential education in pharmacy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number112
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume72
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2008

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  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Education

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Skrabal, M. Z., Jones, R. M., Nemire, R. E., Boyle, C. J., Assemi, M., Kahaleh, A. A., ... Destache, C. J. (2008). National survey of volunteer pharmacy preceptors. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 72(5), [112].

National survey of volunteer pharmacy preceptors. / Skrabal, Maryann Z.; Jones, Rhonda M.; Nemire, Ruth E.; Boyle, Cynthia J.; Assemi, Mitra; Kahaleh, Abby A.; Soltis, Denise A.; Allen, Rondall E.; Hritcko, Philip M.; O'Sullivan, Teresa A.; Destache, Christopher J.

In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Vol. 72, No. 5, 112, 2008.

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Skrabal, MZ, Jones, RM, Nemire, RE, Boyle, CJ, Assemi, M, Kahaleh, AA, Soltis, DA, Allen, RE, Hritcko, PM, O'Sullivan, TA & Destache, CJ 2008, 'National survey of volunteer pharmacy preceptors', American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, vol. 72, no. 5, 112.
Skrabal MZ, Jones RM, Nemire RE, Boyle CJ, Assemi M, Kahaleh AA et al. National survey of volunteer pharmacy preceptors. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2008;72(5). 112.
Skrabal, Maryann Z. ; Jones, Rhonda M. ; Nemire, Ruth E. ; Boyle, Cynthia J. ; Assemi, Mitra ; Kahaleh, Abby A. ; Soltis, Denise A. ; Allen, Rondall E. ; Hritcko, Philip M. ; O'Sullivan, Teresa A. ; Destache, Christopher J. / National survey of volunteer pharmacy preceptors. In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2008 ; Vol. 72, No. 5.
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