We recently held a student forum to gain feedback on the college’s PharmD self-study process. This forum utilized student leaders from a number of different pharmacy organizations. Students were asked to review ACPE standards in light of our current preparation for accreditation. These essential stakeholders were broken into small groups mirroring the college’s committee structure. Each group reviewed the standards and discussed their experiences, provided suggestions and offered their unique perspectives on the PharmD program.
Student responses are funnelled back into the committee structure via the Office of Assessment, providing committees with the students’ valuable input. Committees are currently reviewing and integrating this material and will respond to all PharmD students with their preliminary ideas on how to address these important concerns.
This process is an example of how all stakeholders can work together to improve the learning experience and academic self-study process.