Evaluation of community pharmacy internship programme in the Philippines

Authors

  • Darwin I Carrido
  • Aizel Camille L Macaldo
  • Carlo Augustin A Lorenzo
  • Monet M Loquias

Keywords:

Community Pharmacy, Internship Programme, Learning Outcomes, Pharmacy Education

Abstract

Background: The community pharmacy internship programme is an integral part of pharmacy education in the Philippines. Its evaluation is necessary to continuously develop a comprehensive programme based on the needs and changing role of the profession.

Aims: This study aimed to evaluate the community pharmacy internship programme among the Philippine Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (PACOP) accredited schools in Metro Manila, Philippines.

Method: The study utilised a cross-sectional, descriptive research design, using a self-administered questionnaire as the method of data collection. The data was analysed using the IBM Statistical Package for Social Sciences© Statistics version 21 software.

Results: The overall response rate was 66.1% (n=267). Generally, students rated their internship experiences positively and perceived high level of satisfaction with how the programmes were carried out.

Conclusion: The students perceived that the community pharmacy internship programme was effective in attaining its learning outcomes, despite limitation of participation in internship activities and problems and barriers encountered. 

Author Biographies

Darwin I Carrido

Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

Aizel Camille L Macaldo

Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

Carlo Augustin A Lorenzo

Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

Monet M Loquias

Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

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Published

05/06/2016

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Research Article