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Am J Pharm Educ. 2012 Dec 12;76(10):191. doi: 10.5688/ajpe7610191.

The impact of pharmacy students' remediation status on NAPLEX first-time pass rates.

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School of Pharmacy, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA 16509, USA. mmadden@lecom.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine whether there is a difference in pass rates on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) between students who did and did not require remediation for deficient course grades.

METHODS:

Student-specific data were collected regarding course grade deficiencies and completion of a comprehensive examination or course for remediation. Student-specific first-time NAPLEX performance data for the graduating classes of 2008, 2009, and 2011were provided by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

RESULTS:

A significant difference was found in first-time NAPLEX mean pass rates between students who did not need to undergo remediation versus those who did ( 97% vs 70%).

CONCLUSION:

Students requiring remediation for deficient course grades had a lower pass rate on the NAPLEX compared with those who did not require remediation. The difference can be attributed to several factors and therefore further study is needed.

KEYWORDS:

NAPLEX; assessment; examination; remediation

PMID:
23275656
PMCID:
PMC3530053
DOI:
10.5688/ajpe7610191
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