Monthly Archives: December 2012

PCOA Results

We’ve completed some analysis on the PCOA exam (Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment) that was taken by students in professional years 3-6 in January, 2012. The results proved that, although we have a small sample size, the PCOA exam reflects our curriculum pretty well and will serve as a good tool for us going forward. This is important, as we are always striving to find tools to better the assessment capabilities of our curriculum. Obviously, we need more data, and will really be able to look at correlations more deeply once we have another year or two of information. The exam will be given to another cohort of PharmD students in January, 2013. Hopefully, the data continues to show that the PCOA exam is a good barometer of our curriculum, allowing us to make inferences based on our findings.

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