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Long Term Assessment of Outcome of Essential Competencies in CPPE at Tertiary and Secondary Hospitals Located in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do: College of Pharmacy Students’ Evaluation from 2014 to 2018
Korean J Clin Pharm 2018;28(4):300-307
Published online December 31, 2018
© 2018 Korean College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Pusoon Chun1 and Hye Yeon Sin2*

1College of Pharmacy, Inje University, Gyeongnam 50834, Republic of Korea
2College of Pharmacy, Duksung Women’s University, Seoul 03169, Republic of Korea
Correspondence to: Hye Yeon Sin‚ College of Pharmacy, Duksung Women’s University, Samyang-ro 144 gil 33, Dobong-gu, Seoul 03169, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-2-901-8739, Fax: +82-2-901-8386
Received September 27, 2018; Revised November 20, 2018; Accepted November 20, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objective: As the demands of healthcare environment change, it is necessary to advance human health care by improving students' essential competencies including knowledge, skills, abilities, inter-professional collaboration and patient centered care. This study identified long term accomplishment and improvement of the essential competencies in clinical pharmacy practice education (CPPE) at Korean hospitals over time.
Methods: This study was conducted for pharmacy students who completed CPPE evaluation related to tertiary hospitals and secondary hospitals located in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do regional area from 2014 to 2018.
Results: Over the past 5 years, overall results of student evaluation on the essential competencies in CPPE at both tertiary and secondary hospitals showed a decreasing trend or did not change. Essential competency in CPPE at tertiary hospitals had been identified as superior on ‘Learn clinical knowledge in the treatment of diseases’ to secondary hospitals [average number of students (%): 210 (72.9%) vs 68 (68.0%)]. On the other hand, essential competencies in CPPE at secondary hospitals had been identified as better at ‘inter-professionals collaborative teamwork and direct patient care’ than tertiary hospitals [average number of students (%): 64 (64.0%) and 56 (56.0%) vs 121 (42.0%) and 90 (31.3%)]. A total of 176 (61.1%) students in tertiary hospitals and 66 (66.0%) in secondary hospitals evaluated that ‘patient-centered care’ education was good.
Conclusion: In tertiary hospitals, all six essential competency outcomes have not been improved, whereas four essential competency outcomes showed an increasing trend in secondary hospitals. It will be necessary to develop outcome-based CPPE education program to better reflect the essential competencies.
Keywords : Competency, interprofessional, pharmacy practice, patient-centered care

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