Predictors of student performance on the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment at a new school of pharmacy using admissions and demographic data

Chris Gillette, Michael Rudolph, Nicole Rockich Winston, Eric R. Blough, James A. Sizemore, Jinsong Hao, Chris Booth, Kimberly Broedel-Zaugg, Megan Peterson, Stephanie Anderson, Brittany Riley, Brian C. Train, Robert B. Stanton, H. Glenn Anderson

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Objectives To characterize student performance on the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) and to determine the significance of specific admissions criteria and pharmacy school performance to predict student performance on the PCOA during the first through third professional years. Methods Multivariate linear regression models were developed to study the relationships between various independent variables and studentsʼ PCOA total scores during the first through third professional years. Results To date, four cohorts have successfully taken the PCOA examination. Results indicate that the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT), the Health Science Reasoning Test (HSRT), and cumulative pharmacy grade point average were the only consistent significant predictors of higher PCOA total scores across all students who have taken the exam at our school of pharmacy. Conclusion The school should examine and clarify the role of PCOA within its curricular assessment program. Results suggest that certain admissions criteria and performance in pharmacy school are associated with higher PCOA scores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-89
Number of pages6
JournalCurrents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Pharmacy Schools
Curriculum
Curricula
Demography
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Students
Linear Models
College Admission Test
Pharmacy Students
Linear regression
Health

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)
  • Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA)

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  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Predictors of student performance on the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment at a new school of pharmacy using admissions and demographic data. / Gillette, Chris; Rudolph, Michael; Winston, Nicole Rockich; Blough, Eric R.; Sizemore, James A.; Hao, Jinsong; Booth, Chris; Broedel-Zaugg, Kimberly; Peterson, Megan; Anderson, Stephanie; Riley, Brittany; Train, Brian C.; Stanton, Robert B.; Anderson, H. Glenn.

In: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, Vol. 9, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 84-89.

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Gillette, C, Rudolph, M, Winston, NR, Blough, ER, Sizemore, JA, Hao, J, Booth, C, Broedel-Zaugg, K, Peterson, M, Anderson, S, Riley, B, Train, BC, Stanton, RB & Anderson, HG 2017, 'Predictors of student performance on the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment at a new school of pharmacy using admissions and demographic data', Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 84-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2016.08.033
Gillette, Chris ; Rudolph, Michael ; Winston, Nicole Rockich ; Blough, Eric R. ; Sizemore, James A. ; Hao, Jinsong ; Booth, Chris ; Broedel-Zaugg, Kimberly ; Peterson, Megan ; Anderson, Stephanie ; Riley, Brittany ; Train, Brian C. ; Stanton, Robert B. ; Anderson, H. Glenn. / Predictors of student performance on the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment at a new school of pharmacy using admissions and demographic data. In: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2017 ; Vol. 9, No. 1. pp. 84-89.
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