Perceptions of graduates and preceptors regarding a new pharmacy programme

Kairuz, Therese, Case, Sarah and Shaw, John (2007) Perceptions of graduates and preceptors regarding a new pharmacy programme. Pharmacy Education, 7 2: 151-157. doi:10.1080/15602210701275864

Author Kairuz, Therese
Case, Sarah
Shaw, John
Title Perceptions of graduates and preceptors regarding a new pharmacy programme
Journal name Pharmacy Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1477-2701
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15602210701275864
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 151
End page 157
Total pages 7
Place of publication Newark, NJ
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Language eng
Subject 111599 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Abstract Objective: To explore perceptions of pharmacy graduates and preceptors regarding a new undergraduate pharmacy degree. Method: Data from focus groups and interviews with pharmacy graduates and preceptors were qualitatively analysed by thematic coding. Results: Participants identified strengths such as clinical knowledge and research skills; areas needing improvement were communications and calculations. Other areas identified by both graduates and preceptors included organization and management skills, longer externship experiential learning and extemporaneous compounding. It was suggested that extending the duration of the externship experience would facilitate the shift into the workplace and consolidate undergraduate learning. The internship programme was considered essential for personal development and for putting theory into practice. Conclusion: Both preceptors and graduates were satisfied with the undergraduate program. The knowledge, skills and attitudes displayed by graduates were considered to be adequate, providing a firm foundation for future practice.
Keyword Graduate
competence standards
Q-Index Code C1

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