• A survey to Evaluate the Need of a Pharmacy Resident Teaching Certificate Program for Pharmacy Residents in Arizona

      Joy, Jamie; Hannosh, Jason; College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona (The University of Arizona., 2009)
      OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a perceived need to offer a teaching certificate program to pharmacy residents in the state of Arizona. METHODS: This cross-sectional, descriptive study utilized a web-based, electronic survey to gather data from Arizona pharmacy residents and residency program directors. Residents who were part of the Class of 2008 or 2009 were included in the study. The survey asked the respondents to rate the value of a pharmacy certificate program on a 6-point Likert scale. Data on the current activities for residents in the programs, resident confidence levels on performing specific tasks, topics of modules for a certificate program, the quantity and length of the modules, and interest in participating in a program were also collected. RESULTS: There was a 50% response rate for both pharmacy residents (n=17) and residency directors (n=12). The respondents indicated that there was a perceived value to a teaching certificate program (p<0.0001) and 28 stated that they would participate in the certificate program if one was offered (p<0.0001). Seven of the nine proposed module topics for the program were positively received by the respondents, with “How to be a Preceptor” ranked highest (p<0.0001). Overall, a teaching certificate program of 4 to 6 modules (p=0.006) between 46 to 60 minutes in length (p<0.0001) was most appealing to the respondents. CONCLUSIONS: Arizona pharmacy residents and residency program directors who participated in this survey showed a positive interest in a teaching certificate program.