Faculty Advisor(s)

Kelly Shields, PHARMD
Ohio Northern University
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
k-shields@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

24-4-2020 9:00 AM

Description

Focus: This study focused on pharmacy students’ perception of the value of writing goals and how this perception changes as students progress in the program.

Methods: Annually, all students in the pharmacy program are required to reflect on the previous year’s goals and develop new goals. Following this assignment, a survey was sent out to a random sample (n=162) of students. Based on the feedback, the response was classified as indicating “value” or “no value”.

Results: Of the 162 surveys sent out, there were 78 completed responses. 56.25% of responses indicated the student found “value” in the assignment. The data suggests that the perception of value decreased over time. 65.12% of P1-P3 students versus 38.10% of P4-P5 students found “value” in the assignment. Qualitative data showed widely varied responses in terms of specific value perception.

Conclusions: Based on the results, many students do not find value in the activity, and therefore the assignment will need to be modified.

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Apr 24th, 9:00 AM

Annual Evaluation of the Student's Perception of the Value of Writing Goals

Focus: This study focused on pharmacy students’ perception of the value of writing goals and how this perception changes as students progress in the program.

Methods: Annually, all students in the pharmacy program are required to reflect on the previous year’s goals and develop new goals. Following this assignment, a survey was sent out to a random sample (n=162) of students. Based on the feedback, the response was classified as indicating “value” or “no value”.

Results: Of the 162 surveys sent out, there were 78 completed responses. 56.25% of responses indicated the student found “value” in the assignment. The data suggests that the perception of value decreased over time. 65.12% of P1-P3 students versus 38.10% of P4-P5 students found “value” in the assignment. Qualitative data showed widely varied responses in terms of specific value perception.

Conclusions: Based on the results, many students do not find value in the activity, and therefore the assignment will need to be modified.