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PHRM 473 Interprofessional Collaboration : Year 4 Report Tang, Alex; Jiang, Jessica


The purpose of this Year 4 report is to provide an account of the activities and research outcomes of this study. The aim of this study is to understand the outcomes of an interprofessional elective practicum for Professional Year 4 (PY4) Entry-to-Practice (E2P) PharmD students in 2020-2021. PHRM 473 Non-Direct Patient Care Interprofessional Collaboration is coordinated by the Office of Experiential Education. The main goal of this practicum is to provide a novel practicum experience for PY4 E2P PharmD students to develop their pharmaceutical skills, knowledge, and attitudes, specifically in an interprofessional health care setting. The four-week practicum is a non-direct patient care, community-based placement for students to work with a non-pharmacy health professional, including a family physician, kinesiologist, naturopathic physician and a chiropractor. This is the second time that this elective practicum is being offered. Four students were matched to this practicum which ran from September 28 to October 23, 2021 (Block 3). All course activities and learning goals are rooted in the six interprofessional competency domains as defined by the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC): Role clarification, Team functioning, Interprofessional communication, Patient/client/family/community-centered care, Interprofessional conflict resolution, and Collaborative leadership. Thematic analysis using a combined inductive/deductive approach was applied to the weekly transcripts and surveys.

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