Outcomes of a multi-faceted educational intervention to increase student scholarship

Janet Cooley, Melissa Nelson, Marion Slack, Terri Warholak

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Objective. To increase the percentage of state, national, or international student presentations and publications. Design. A multi-faceted intervention to increase student scholarly output was developed that included: (1) a 120-minute lecture on publication of quality improvement or independent study research findings; (2) abstract workshops; (3) poster workshops; and (4) a reminder at an advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) meeting encouraging students to publish or present posters. The intervention effect was measured as the percent of students who presented at meetings and the number of student projects published. Assessment. A significant increase occurred in the percent of students who presented posters or published manuscripts after the intervention (64% vs 81%). Total student productivity increased from 84 to 147 posters, publications, and presentations. The number of projects presented or published increased from 50 to 77 in one year. Conclusion. This high-impact, low-cost intervention increased scholarly output and may help students stand out in a competitive job market.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number80
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 22 2015


  • National posters
  • National presentations
  • Quality improvement
  • Research
  • Student outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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