Development and evaluation of a pharmacogenomics educational program for pharmacists.

Christine M. Formea, Wayne T. Nicholson, Kristen B. McCullough, Kevin D. Berg, Melody L. Berg, Julie L. Cunningham, Julianna A. Merten, Narith N. Ou, Joanna L. Stollings

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume77
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Feb 12 2013

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  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Education

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Formea, C. M., Nicholson, W. T., McCullough, K. B., Berg, K. D., Berg, M. L., Cunningham, J. L., ... Stollings, J. L. (2013). Development and evaluation of a pharmacogenomics educational program for pharmacists. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 77(1), 10. https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe77110

Development and evaluation of a pharmacogenomics educational program for pharmacists. / Formea, Christine M.; Nicholson, Wayne T.; McCullough, Kristen B.; Berg, Kevin D.; Berg, Melody L.; Cunningham, Julie L.; Merten, Julianna A.; Ou, Narith N.; Stollings, Joanna L.

In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Vol. 77, No. 1, 12.02.2013, p. 10.

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Formea, CM, Nicholson, WT, McCullough, KB, Berg, KD, Berg, ML, Cunningham, JL, Merten, JA, Ou, NN & Stollings, JL 2013, 'Development and evaluation of a pharmacogenomics educational program for pharmacists.', American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, vol. 77, no. 1, pp. 10. https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe77110
Formea, Christine M. ; Nicholson, Wayne T. ; McCullough, Kristen B. ; Berg, Kevin D. ; Berg, Melody L. ; Cunningham, Julie L. ; Merten, Julianna A. ; Ou, Narith N. ; Stollings, Joanna L. / Development and evaluation of a pharmacogenomics educational program for pharmacists. In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2013 ; Vol. 77, No. 1. pp. 10.
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