PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION: Development of an Innovative Drug Information Evidence-Based Medicine Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

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https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.221.4147

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Active learning, Distance learning, Experiential education, Evidence-based medicine

Abstract

Aim: To describe the development, implementation, and structure of an innovative evidence-based medicine (EBM) advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) rotation and evaluate student pharmacists’ perceptions of the course.

Methods: A five-week, EBM APPE rotation was designed by seven faculty. Students worked remotely in teams and individually to complete pre- and post-assessments, journal clubs, journal scans, drug information questions, and clinical debates, as well as self- and peer-assessments. Students were asked to rate their perceptions of the course on a 5-point Likert scale.  

Results: A total of eighteen students, precepted by seven faculty members, completed the rotation. Students completed three group journal clubs, three individual journal scans, one individual journal club, one drug information question, and one clinical debate. Students survey data indicated that confidence in EBM skills was high following the rotation.   

Conclusion: This EBM APPE rotation was successful. The structure of this rotation may be transferable to a variety of settings.

Author Biographies

Jessica Starr, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Alabama, United States

Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Dana Carroll, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Alabama, United States

Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Kristi Kelley, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Alabama, United States

Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Nathan Pinner, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Alabama, United States

Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Lynn Stevenson, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Alabama, United States

Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Katelin Lisenby, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Alabama, United States

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Taylor Steuber, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Alabama, United States

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice

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Published

2022-01-08

How to Cite

Starr, J., Carroll, D., Kelley, K., Pinner, N. ., Stevenson, L., Lisenby, K., & Steuber, T. (2022). PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION: Development of an Innovative Drug Information Evidence-Based Medicine Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience . Pharmacy Education, 22(1), p. 41–47. https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.221.4147

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