Advisor(s)

Emily Eddy, PharmD
Ohio Northern University
Pharmacy Practice
e-eddy.1@onu.edu

Brittany Long, PharmD
Ohio Northern University
Pharmacy Practice
b-brock@onu.edu

Lindsey Peters, PharmD
Ohio Northern University
Pharmacy Practice
l-peters@onu.edu

Document Type

Video

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

Background: Student organizations in the profession of pharmacy play a critical role in growth, development and professionalism of student pharmacists.1 There is limited research on how professional student pharmacy organizations have been impacted throughout COVID-19. Our study hopes to identify the strengths, challenges, and ideas to continue and avoid in the future for student organizations in the college of pharmacy. The purpose of this study is to analyze how COVID-19 affected student pharmacy organizations in one college of pharmacy. Using the evidence gathered, it will be determined how organizations were impacted, ideas that can be implemented going forward, and overall students' perceptions on student organization involvement and engagement.

Methods: The research team created a 26 item, IRB-approved Qualtrics survey. The survey was sent to pharmacy students identified via the respective pharmacy class listservs on November 2nd, 2020. Respondents were asked demographic information including their involvement in student organizations along with motivations for joining organizations attending meetings. Survey participants were asked to compare their member experience in pre-covid to intra-covid. Survey responses were analyzed and coded by members of the research team. Data will be deidentified and presented qualitatively and quantitatively.

Results: Research in progress

Conclusion: Research in progress

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

Evaluating Pharmacy Students’ Perceptions of Student Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Background: Student organizations in the profession of pharmacy play a critical role in growth, development and professionalism of student pharmacists.1 There is limited research on how professional student pharmacy organizations have been impacted throughout COVID-19. Our study hopes to identify the strengths, challenges, and ideas to continue and avoid in the future for student organizations in the college of pharmacy. The purpose of this study is to analyze how COVID-19 affected student pharmacy organizations in one college of pharmacy. Using the evidence gathered, it will be determined how organizations were impacted, ideas that can be implemented going forward, and overall students' perceptions on student organization involvement and engagement.

Methods: The research team created a 26 item, IRB-approved Qualtrics survey. The survey was sent to pharmacy students identified via the respective pharmacy class listservs on November 2nd, 2020. Respondents were asked demographic information including their involvement in student organizations along with motivations for joining organizations attending meetings. Survey participants were asked to compare their member experience in pre-covid to intra-covid. Survey responses were analyzed and coded by members of the research team. Data will be deidentified and presented qualitatively and quantitatively.

Results: Research in progress

Conclusion: Research in progress