Pharmacy Practice Faculty Publications

Title

A Qualitative Analysis of Students' Motivations for Pursuing Pharmacy as a Potential Vocation

Document Type

Abstract

Publication Date

10-2010

Journal Title

Pharmacotherapy

Volume

30

Issue

10

First Page

388e

DOI

10.1592/phco.30.10.1086

Abstract

Purpose: We present the findings from a phenomenological, qualitative research study that explored the personal constructs of an inaugural class, entering a newly-established direct-entry, preferred admission, pre-pharmacy program at a private, selective, Midwestern university with an enrollment of 3000. The focus of the study was to appraise students’ perceptions regarding their rationale for pursuing a future career in pharmacy and the psychological dynamics involved with the decision-making.

This abstract is for a poster presentation at the 31st Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. For the full abstract, please click the Link to Full Text button on the right and browse to abstract 83.

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Keywords

Pharmacy, vocations, careers

Comments

Presentation Abstract 83