Training 5th-year clinical pharmacy students to collect and evaluate information from original articles

Satoru Esumi, Yoichi Kawasaki, Hiromi Ida, Yoshihisa Kitamura, Toshiaki Sendo

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Pharmacists are required to contribute to evidence-based medicine (EBM) by providing drug information, which can be collected from various sources such as books, websites, and original articles. In particular, information from original articles is needed in some situations. For example, original articles by international researchers are used to aid the management of novel in-hospital preparations on which little knowledge is available. We introduced an information evaluation program, the Okayama University Hospital EBM Model, into the clinical training of 5th-year pharmacy students. It aims to enable students to evaluate the validity of novel in-hospital preparations using original articles. This program has improved students' knowledge of EBM, and the satisfaction level of those enrolled was high. In addition, customer satisfaction analysis revealed that the overall degree of student satisfaction was related to their understanding of the necessity for EBM and the difficulty of practical training. In addition, students' achievements were evaluated using rubrics, and that method allowed the achievements of each student to be assessed appropriately. We hope to revise this program with the aim of improving students' understanding of EBM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-653
Number of pages5
JournalYakugaku Zasshi
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Customer satisfaction analysis
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • In-hospital preparation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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