RESEARCH ARTICLE: Integration of a virtual pharmacy simulation program “MyDispense” in clinical pharmacy education
Keywords:Clinical pharmacy education, Clinical skills, MyDispense, Simulation-based learning
Background: Since the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and with the absence of conventional social interactions, artificial intelligence and simulation become essential part of sustaining productivity around the world. MyDispense, an online pharmacy simulation, allows students to experience real-life situations in a virtual professional setting to behave as a pharmacist and undertake professional tasks.
Aim: The study aim was to see how MyDispense influenced pharmacy students' clinical pharmacy education outcomes.
Methods: A questionnaire was used to assess satisfaction, confidence and motivation, clinical experience, and decision-making among 81 students of both genders pre and post the practice.
Results: Pre and post-test differences in all four dimensions of the questionnaire were statistically significant (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The results obtained from this study indicate a collective improvement in the field-related knowledge of the participants, enhanced medication management performance, and a more precise application of clinical tools.
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