Poster project to emphasize public health in the pharmacy curriculum

Michael P. Kelsch, Amy B. Werremeyer

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Objective. To implement and assess a required public health poster project in a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program. Design. Third-year PharmD students collaborated in pairs to research a public health topic relating to pharmacy practice. Each student group prepared an informational poster, while receiving feedback from a faculty mentor at each stage of the project. The students presented their completed posters at a statewide pharmacy conference. Assessment. Faculty members evaluated the posters with a grading rubric, and students completed a survey instrument that assessed the overall experience. In general, faculty members rated the class highly across all domains of the grading rubric. The class generally agreed that the poster project increased their awareness of public health issues related to pharmacy practice, overall knowledge of public health, and presentation skills. Conclusion. The implementation of a poster project was well received by students and faculty members as an effective method for enhancing public health instruction in the PharmD program at North Dakota State University.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Active-learning
  • Poster presentations
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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