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|Title: ||Pharmacy undergraduate students in Baguio City: career choices, expectations and attitudes|
|Authors: ||Titus K., Suge|
|Issue Date: ||May-2010 |
|Abstract: ||The passion of the researcher to come up with this study was because of an apparent contrast between realities in most pharmacy practice settings today and espoused mission of pharmacy education to prepare students for future careers in direct patient care. This study evaluated most important factors that influence career goals of pharmacy students in the wake of changing the image of pharmacy as a profession. Also investigated were pharmacy students’ career expectations and attitudes. The researcher utilized descriptive-survey (Cross-sectional surveys) method of research with respondents chosen from the population through stratified random sampling design. Respondents consisted of 2, 3rd and 4th year pharmacy students from Saint Louis University (SLU) and Pines City Colleges (PCC).
Results showed that major influences were a mix of extrinsic factors, most notably employment, financial reward, wish to work in well-respected profession with a job that is socially useful, and intrinsic factors such as parents, academic preferences and personal career goals. Students preferred working in hospital pharmacy or going abroad as per their expectations. The study has shown significant differences in attitudes between male and female students. The schools of pharmacy emerged as the major influences of students’ choice and ambition both in application process prior to joining a pharmacy degree and in terms of career ambitions during the pursuit of the degree. The world is changing rapidly; thus, as a goal to find an ideal career, it should represent something students are motivated to pursue (their interests and values). Ideally, career should represent students’ innate skills, their talents but not affected by either the extrinsic or intrinsic factors. The students should however be guided to pace their expectations with the demands of the market.|
|Description: ||Thesis (M.S. : Pharmacy). -- Saint Louis University, Baguio City, 2010.|
|Appears in Collections:||School of Natural Sciences|
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