Factors Influencing Students’ Preferences to Pursue International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

  • Trisha Seys Ranola University of Wisconsin, School of Pharmacy
  • Amanda Margolis University of Wisconsin, School of Pharmacy
  • Connie Kraus University of Wisconsin, Madison
Keywords: international, experiential education, advanced pharmacy, practice, experience


The Problem: To improve the quality of the international APPE program and facilitate growth, a questionnaire was developed to identify perceived barriers for selection of and ways to increase interest in international APPEs.
Survey Design: A questionnaire was administered to two consecutive third-year classes to gauge interest, perceived barriers and possible facilitators for engagement in international APPEs.
Key Findings:  Cost and need to travel independently were most frequently identified as barriers to participating in international APPEs.  Suggestions to increase participation in international APPEs include: schools of pharmacy actively developing funding support, pairing students for international APPEs, and earlier targeted marketing.

Disclosures: None

Type: Note



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Received 2017-12-18
Accepted 2018-01-02
Published 2018-01-22