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Title

A Needs Assessment for an External Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program (Galley)

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Author(s)

Pamela U. Joyner, A. Wayne Pittman, William H. Campbell and Betty H. Dennis

Journal

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Vol. 61, No. 3 (1997)
DOI: aj6103292.pdf

ISSN

002-9459

Publisher

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Abstract

A needs assessment was conducted in the Fall of 1994 among a stratified random sample of North Carolina pharmacists in order to: (i) determine the level of interest of North Carolina pharmacists in obtaining a doctor of pharmacy degree through an external format; (ii) examine reasons for interest in an external doctor of pharmacy program; and (iii) evaluate program design strategies for an external doctor of pharmacy curriculum. Among the 917 respondents (62.9 percent of those surveyed) were 389 pharmacists (42 percent) who were interested in obtaining a PharmD degree on a part-time basis through an external program; 173 (19 percent) who indicated interest at a later time; and 355 (38.7 percent) who indicated no interest. The most important reasons given for seeking a doctor of pharmacy degree were: (i) increased knowledge and skills, and (ii) personal satisfaction.

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