Preparation bootcamp for pharmacy residency application and interviews

Authors

  • Shannon Knutsen Regis University, Colorado
  • Michele R Hanselin Regis University, Colorado
  • Jeffrey Lalama Regis University, Colorado
  • Rebecca Moote Regis University, Colorado

Keywords:

Pharmacy, Residency, Preparation, Post-Graduate Training, Match

Abstract

Description: A six-hour Residency Bootcamp, offered to interested students, provided review and individualised feedback on student Curriculum Vitae, letters of intent, topic presentations, case-based critical thinking skills, and interview skills. Questionnaire data were used to evaluate student perceptions. School-reported match results were used to determine the residency match rates of participants of the Bootcamp.

Evaluation: A total of 24 students participated in the Bootcamp. When asked how valuable the Residency Bootcamp was for residency preparation on a scale of 1-10 (1 = not valuable and 10 = extremely valuable), students reported an average of 9.28 for the Bootcamp. A total of 23 students participated in the match and 21 students secured match for residency (91.3%).

Conclusion: A six-hour Residency Bootcamp was perceived as valuable to students in preparing for residency applications and training. Participants in the Bootcamp had a high match rate. 

Author Biographies

Shannon Knutsen, Regis University, Colorado

Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy

Michele R Hanselin, Regis University, Colorado

Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy

Jeffrey Lalama, Regis University, Colorado

Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy

Rebecca Moote, Regis University, Colorado

Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy

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Published

15/01/2018

Issue

Section

Research Article