SHORT REPORT: Analysing student achievement of advanced pharmacy practice experience learning outcomes
Keywords:Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), Outcome, Pharmacy practice, Professionalism, Skill, Quality improvement
Objectives: To assess the learning outcome achievement of the required Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) for the purposes of accreditation, quality improvement, and practice readiness.
Methods: At the end of each APPE rotation, students were evaluated on 11 professionalism criteria and 25 skills criteria via a rubric. For the four required rotations (ambulatory patient care, community pharmacy, inpatient general medicine patient care and hospital/health system pharmacy), professionalism and skills outcomes data for the class of 2020 were analysed.
Results: A total of 6,293/6,303 (99.84%) of the professionalism ratings met expectations (received a score > 2). The median professionalism rating was 3. A total of 14,286/14,325 (99.7%) of the skills ratings met expectations (received a score > 3). The median skills rating was 4.
Conclusion: Calculating and analysing APPE student achievement of learning outcomes supports accreditation standards, can be used for quality improvement and measures practice readiness.
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