Guest speakers in a professional development seminar series

Joseph A. Zorek, Norman L. Katz, Nicholas G. Popovich

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Objective. To evaluate the impact guest speakers have on student development in a professional development seminar series. Design. Over a 5-semester period, presentations were given by 18 guest speakers as part of a professional development seminar series. Assessment. A 28-item survey instrument was constructed and administered to 68 students to assess the impact of the guest speakers on the students' professional development. Forty-six (68%) students completed the survey instrument, and the results demonstrated the value of the guest speakers,most notably in the areas of career development and professional responsibility. Conclusion. Exposing pharmacy students to guest speakers fromvaried pharmacy career paths positively impacted students' knowledge of career options and professional development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Advising
  • Career counseling
  • Guest speakers
  • Mentoring
  • Professional development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics


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