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Table 4 Difficulties that IPPE students experienced during their virtual training

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

Items on the questionnaire Not difficult at all Not difficult Neutral Difficult Very difficult
Finding a place with a reliable internet connection 36.8 21.8 28.7 7.0 5.7
Finding a quiet place to attend a training session, or work on training activities 29.9 20.7 32.2 11.5 5.7
Communication with my instructors or preceptors 24.2 33.3 31.1 5.7 5.7
The ability to virtually meet my classmates to work on team-based activities 20.7 37.9 23.1 14.9 3.4
Access to online courses, quizzes, simulation activities, or presentations 32.2 37.9 19.5 9.3 1.1
Receiving constructive mid-point and final evaluation for my performance throughout the training 32.2 37.9 25.3 4.6 0.0
The use of multiple distance learning platforms in addition to outside sources, such as YouTube®, and websites for online courses 34.5 33.3 20.7 10.3 1.2
  1. The values in the table are percentages of the participants in each category.