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Interdisciplinary approach to teaching medication adherence to pharmacy and osteopathic medical students. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2004 Mar;104(3):127-32



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2-s2.0-1642505598 (requires institutional sign-in at Scopus site)   12 Citations


The purpose of this project was to demonstrate to pharmacy and osteopathic medical students the value of interdisciplinary education through participation in an interdisciplinary medication adherence project. Each pharmacy student, assuming the role of a pharmacist, was paired with a medical student acting as a physician with a needlestick exposure requiring HIV prophylaxis therapy. Medical students were randomized to participate in one of three levels of pharmacist counseling. After completion of therapy, all students met to discuss adherence barriers, complete an attitudinal survey, and obtain a tablet count. Most pharmacy and medical students agreed or strongly agreed that participation in this project will help them work better within the health care team (82% and 87%, respectively) and that they should have more participation in interdisciplinary projects (83% and 76%, respectively). At the end of the project, these students reported positive attitudes concerning working on interdisciplinary health care education initiatives.

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Singla DL, MacKinnon GE 3rd, MacKinnon KJ, Younis W, Field B


Karen J. MacKinnon RPh Director, Assistant Professor in the School of Pharmacy Administration department at Medical College of Wisconsin
George MacKinnon PhD Founding Dean, Professor in the School of Pharmacy Administration department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Antiviral Agents
Attitude of Health Personnel
Education, Pharmacy
Guideline Adherence
HIV Infections
Osteopathic Medicine
Patient Care Team
Students, Health Occupations