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Student Perceptions of Concentrated Learning Experiences across two different Health-Systems
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  • Sarah Nisly,
  • Brennen Guzik,
  • Alexandra Cunha,
  • Brittany Sturdivant,
  • Lisa Brennan,
  • Jamielynn Sebaaly,
  • Susan Smith
Sarah Nisly
Wingate University
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Brennen Guzik
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Alexandra Cunha
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Brittany Sturdivant
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Lisa Brennan
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Jamielynn Sebaaly
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Susan Smith
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Abstract

Rationale, aims and objectives: While many public pharmacy schools have an adjoining health-system to accommodate their students, some schools of pharmacy form partnerships with non-affiliated health-systems to precept students. These health-systems often afford students the opportunity to complete multiple rotations within a single organization, offering decreased onboarding time and more longitudinal experiences. The objective was to compare pharmacy student satisfaction of longitudinal programs at two separate institutions
Methods: This survey assessed student satisfaction, professional skill set development, and achievement of program goals during the experiential year.
Results: Nineteen students (83%) responded to the survey. Students from both health-systems reported similarities in satisfaction with their experiential training. Likewise, all students reported growth in all professional skills assessed. Individual programmatic goals were met at rates of 79-100%.
Conclusions: This study highlights APPE students’ improvement in professional and clinical skills upon completion of a concentrated learning experience. Concentrated learning experiences provide opportunities for improving student skills and increased exposure to various aspects of pharmacy.