Practice characteristics of bachelor of science and doctor of pharmacy degreed pharmacists based on the 2009 national workforce survey

David H. Kreling, William R. Doucette, Elizabeth H. Chang, Caroline A. Gaither, David A. Mott, Jon C. Schommer

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Abstract

Objective. To compare practice settings and activities of pharmacists with bachelor of science (BS) in pharmacy and doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degrees. Methods. Data from the 2009 National Pharmacist Workforce Survey instrument were analyzed. Multivariate regression was used to examine the association of the PharmD degree with time spent in dispensing and patient care. Results. The survey response rate by pharmacists was 52%, and 562 usable responses met our inclusion criteria. Sixty-three percent of BS and 39% of PharmD pharmacists were employed in community pharmacies, compared with 21% of BS and 38% of PharmD pharmacists employed in hospital pharmacy settings. Practicing in a community setting had the strongest influence on time spent in dispensing and time spent in patient care. Among respondents with PharmD degrees, a residency was associated with less time in dispensing and more time in patient care. Conclusion. Time spent in dispensing and patient care were influenced more by practice setting than by educational degree and residency training.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume74
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Degrees
  • Graduates
  • Pharmacist
  • Workforce

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Education

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