Experiences of Health System Preceptors and Faculty Advisors with Community Service-Learning Initiatives: Learning from the Dalhousie University Drug Use Management and Policy Residency Program

Sarah Bowen, Ingrid Sketris, Ethel Langille Ingram

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From 2001 to 2011, an innovative approach to pharmaceutical policy and drug use management graduate education—the Drug Use Management and Policy Residency Program—was developed and implemented by the College of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. This in-depth qualitative assessment of the experience of faculty members and site preceptors who guided residents in their 17-week placements identifies components, characteristics, strategies, and principles associated with successful service-learning initiatives and provides guidance around the development of programs in other jurisdictions.

 


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