Mentor Perceptions of the Value of a Fourth Year Research Project for Doctor of Pharmacy Students
Chicago State University College of Pharmacy introduced the capstone project in 2011 as a requirement of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The objectives of this study were to assess faculty perceptions of: 1) the value of research in the students’ success in a pharmacy degree programme; 2) the students’ level of preparedness to complete the project requirements; and 3) the students’ ability to complete research projects in their future career. A 35-item survey instrument was administered to 23 capstone mentors to elicit their perceptions regarding the programme and research as it relates to a pharmacy degree. Mentors agreed it was important for students to participate in (n = 15) and demonstrate excellence (n = 11) in research activities. Respondents (n = 12) indicated that students were not adequately prepared by the didactic curriculum and that additional preparation may be necessary to conduct research independently in the future.
Puglisi, Melany P.; Johnson, Charisse L.; Vellurattil, Rosalyn; Wilcox, Michael; Slonek, Joseph; Mukherjee, Kumar; and Gentry, Elmer J., "Mentor Perceptions of the Value of a Fourth Year Research Project for Doctor of Pharmacy Students" (2018). PCOM Scholarly Papers. 1948.