Developing Entrepreneurial Skills in Pharmacy Students

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Abstract

Objective. To create, implement, and evaluate a workshop that teaches undergraduate pharmacy
students about entrepreneurship.
Design. Workshops with 3 hours contact time and 2 hours self-study time were developed for final-year
students. Faculty members and students evaluated peer assessment, peer development,
communication, critical evaluation, creative thinking, problem solving, and numeracy skills, as well
as topic understanding. Student evaluation of the workshops was done largely via a self-administered,
9-question questionnaire.
Assessment. One hundred thirty-four students completed the workshops. The mean score was 50.9
out of 65. Scores ranged from 45.9 to 54.1. The questionnaire had a response rate of 100%. Many
students agreed that workshops about entrepreneurship were a useful teaching method. Additionally,
they agreed that key skills were fostered.
Conclusion. Workshops effectively delivered course content about entrepreneurship and helped
develop relevant skills. This work suggests students value a program that includes instruction on
entrepreneurship.
Original languageEnglish
Article number106
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume79
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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