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Knowledge and Perceptions of Accreditation from Applicants to a New School of Pharmacy.

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Objectives: We sought to determine our applicants’ perception of the importance of accreditation and to measure the applicant’s knowledge of the accreditation process. Methods: Applicants and first year pre-pharmacy students (potential applicants) were requested to complete an online or paper, anonymous survey. A Likert scale was used to measure their responses with 1 being the most positive response. Using SPSS, appropriate statistical tests with 95% confidence intervals were used to determine if differences existed in their responses. Data were considered significant different if p < 0.05. Results: When applicants (n=184) ranked the importance of location, tuition, reputation and accreditation status, they were most concerned (median = 2) about accreditation status. More than 88% of the applicants felt well, adequately or partially informed about University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) accreditation status and process. They believed they could explain the accreditation process well (median = 2), however, when asked two questions about accreditation, only 36% and 52% of the applicants answered correctly. Seventy-five percent of applicants applied to more than one pharmacy school, and they felt that UIW did a better job of informing them of the accreditation process and status than the other schools (p<0.0001). Implications: Our applicants are concerned about the accreditation status of the schools where they are applying but have difficulty explaining the process of accreditation. These data would indicate UIW and possibly other schools should try to better educate applicants on the accreditation process and the school’s accreditation status.
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Maize, David., Coleman, Carmita. and Granberry, Mark. "Knowledge and Perceptions of Accreditation from Applicants to a New School of Pharmacy." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California, USA, Jul 05, 2006 <Not Available>. 2013-12-16 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p118239_index.html>

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Maize, D. F., Coleman, C. and Granberry, M. C. , 2006-07-05 "Knowledge and Perceptions of Accreditation from Applicants to a New School of Pharmacy." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California, USA <Not Available>. 2013-12-16 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p118239_index.html

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Abstract: Objectives: We sought to determine our applicants’ perception of the importance of accreditation and to measure the applicant’s knowledge of the accreditation process. Methods: Applicants and first year pre-pharmacy students (potential applicants) were requested to complete an online or paper, anonymous survey. A Likert scale was used to measure their responses with 1 being the most positive response. Using SPSS, appropriate statistical tests with 95% confidence intervals were used to determine if differences existed in their responses. Data were considered significant different if p < 0.05. Results: When applicants (n=184) ranked the importance of location, tuition, reputation and accreditation status, they were most concerned (median = 2) about accreditation status. More than 88% of the applicants felt well, adequately or partially informed about University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) accreditation status and process. They believed they could explain the accreditation process well (median = 2), however, when asked two questions about accreditation, only 36% and 52% of the applicants answered correctly. Seventy-five percent of applicants applied to more than one pharmacy school, and they felt that UIW did a better job of informing them of the accreditation process and status than the other schools (p<0.0001). Implications: Our applicants are concerned about the accreditation status of the schools where they are applying but have difficulty explaining the process of accreditation. These data would indicate UIW and possibly other schools should try to better educate applicants on the accreditation process and the school’s accreditation status.

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