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Am J Pharm Educ. 2013 Feb 12;77(1):10. doi: 10.5688/ajpe77110.

Development and evaluation of a pharmacogenomics educational program for pharmacists.

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Department of Pharmacy Services, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. formea.christine@mayo.edu

Abstract

Objectives. To evaluate hospital and outpatient pharmacists' pharmacogenomics knowledge before and 2 months after participating in a targeted, case-based pharmacogenomics continuing education program.Design. As part of a continuing education program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), pharmacists were provided with a fundamental pharmacogenomics education program.Evaluation. An 11-question, multiple-choice, electronic survey instrument was distributed to 272 eligible pharmacists at a single campus of a large, academic healthcare system. Pharmacists improved their pharmacogenomics test scores by 0.7 questions (pretest average 46%; posttest average 53%, p=0.0003).Conclusions. Although pharmacists demonstrated improvement, overall retention of educational goals and objectives was marginal. These results suggest that the complex topic of pharmacogenomics requires a large educational effort in order to increase pharmacists' knowledge and comfort level with this emerging therapeutic opportunity.

KEYWORDS:

continuing education; genetic testing; personalized medicine; pharmacogenomics; survey

PMID:
23459098
PMCID:
PMC3578323
DOI:
10.5688/ajpe77110
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