Background: Pharmacy academicians have noted the need to develop research skills in student pharmacists. At the Gatton College of Pharmacy, significant focus has been placed on the development of research skills through offering elective research courses. In order to evaluate the impact of participation in the research elective(s), we analyzed college records and surveyed faculty members with regard to the number of poster/podium presentations, published peer-reviewed manuscripts, and funded projects. Results: Student enrollment in the research elective sequence has increased over time and has resulted in 81 poster presentations, 14 podium presentations, and 15 peer-reviewed publications. Conclusions: Implementation of a research elective sequence and fostering of a research culture amongst the faculty and students has resulted in increased student engagement in research and related scholarly activities.
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Harirforoosh, Sam; and Stewart, David W.. 2016. A Descriptive Investigation of the Impact of Student Research Projects Arising From Elective Research Courses. BMC Research Notes. Vol.9(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-016-1865-1 PMID: 26817849