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Table 3 IPPE students’ experiences with the virtual IPPE training

From: Student and educator perspectives on virtual institutional introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE)

Items on the questionnaire Strongly disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree
I was excited when I learned that my training would not be delayed 4.6 6.9 21.8 20.7 46.0
I was happy when I learned that my training would be conducted virtually 14.9 18.4 27.6 19.5 19.5
The goals and objectives of the training were outlined and/or explained at the beginning of the training 1.1 2.3 23.0 34.5 39.1
The use of the electronic learning management system for training was successful and user-friendly 4.6 6.9 11.5 37.9 39.1
The use of simulation was enjoyable and provided me with close experience to real-life training 1.2 2.3 21.8 28.7 46.0
The electronic lectures and resources provided were beneficial in my training 4.6 5.7 27.6 41.4 20.7
The time allowed for completing the required activities was adequate 2.4 8.0 23.0 33.3 33.3
The quantity of activities that needed to be completed on a weekly basis was sufficient to learn new things 4.6 17.2 29.9 34.5 13.8
The online training coordinators were readily available to answer questions and concerns 2.3 4.6 24.1 36.8 32.2
This virtual training experience provided an environment that facilitated my learning 4.6 4.6 27.6 37.9 25.3
My verbal communication skills were enhanced by this training experience 9.2 12.6 35.6 32.2 10.4
My written communication skills were enhanced by this training experience 4.6 5.7 23.0 48.3 18.4
My clinical skills were enhanced by this training experience 5.7 5.7 26.4 46.0 16.1
I was able to apply previously learned materials during this training experience 2.3 4.6 23.0 46.0 24.1
My overall training experience was good and I am satisfied with what I have learned 2.3 8.0 21.8 40.2 27.6
I believe this experience will help me to be a better pharmacist 3.4 6.9 16.1 49.4 24.1
The use of online quizzes, completing online courses, participating in team-based activities, and simulation activities was a fair way to assess my learning experience 6.9 5.7 34.5 29.9 23.0
  1. The values in the table are percentages of the participants in each category.