EDITORIAL: Pharmacy student perspectives on learning in and from a global pandemic

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2020.202.6466

Keywords:

Australia, COVID-19, resilience, pharmacy student, experiential placement

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way pharmacy students experience education. Some of these transformations may persist long after the disease abates. In normal circumstances, incoming pharmacy students would be enjoying on-campus university life and/or professional instruction for the very first time. Final year students would be focused on making the practice transition needed for entry to practice. Pandemic-related modifications have changed both of these experiences. The following is a commentary by two pharmacy students reflecting on this - what has been missed, what has been learned, what has been contributed, and what (we hope) happens next.

Author Biographies

Yannee Liu, Monash University, Australia

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Jessica Kludass, , Monash University, Australia

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Vivienne Mak, Monash University, Australia

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

References

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Elbeddini, A., Prabaharan, T., Almasalkhi, S., & Tran, C. (2020). Pharmacists and COVID-19. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, 13, 36. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40545-020-00241-3

Lyons, K. M., Christopoulos, A., & Brock, T. P. (2020). Sustainable Pharmacy Education in the Time of COVID-19. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 84(6), 667-672. https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe8088

Published

14/01/2021

Issue

Section

COVID-19 Editorial