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Table 1 Changes in confidence in generic skills in prescribing before and after the program

From: A pilot study of a pharmacist-led prescribing program for final-year medical students

  Percentage rating as fully confident/confident (n)1
Pre Post2
Selecting appropriate medications for a condition 13% (2) 88% (14)
Writing an inpatient prescription 25% (4) 100% (16)
Writing an outpatient prescription 6% (1) 88% (14)
Taking a medication history 75% (12) 100% (16)
Identifying potential drug interactions 6% (1) 69% (11)
Identifying potential adverse drug reactions 19% (3) 69% (11)
Monitoring the effectiveness of a medication 19% (3) 81% (13)
Planning discharge medications 13% (2) 94% (15)
  1. 1. Students rating as either ‘Confident in most cases but would like more experience’ or ‘Fully confident in most cases’
  2. 2. All results p < 0.05 based on permutation test across the four rating categories compared to baseline