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.
- Career counseling
- Guest speakers
- Professional development
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)