What motivates you to learn in pharmacy?

Pharmacists are being asked to complete a survey looking at CPD plans

QUT Discipline of Pharmacy unit coordinator and PhD candidate Wendy Thompson told the AJP that she is investigating what motivates pharmacists to do CPD, and how CPD plans assist with learning.

“I’m hoping the results will guide us on how we educate on the use of the CPD framework, so students are better prepared before practice,” she says.

“It’s one of three studies in my PhD titled; ‘The role of undergraduate education in developing a commitment to lifelong learning and continuing professional development’.”

Pharmacists can share their thoughts on CPD plans by completing this 5-10 minute survey and contribute to research at QUT.

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  1. Jenny Gowan

    Best wishes – most worthwhile. I did my PhD on CPE for Victorian pharmacists looking at methods of evaluation by professional organisations. I showed that many of our CPE attendances do not make any change in practice. The desire to learn is far greater than collecting CPD points. I hear so many
    pharmacists stating I have got my points now for the year – so do not need to do anything!
    Good luck with your project. Jenny Gowan

    • Jarrod McMaugh

      My motivation is learning over points.
      My comment is usually “I have my points for the year – so do not need to record them now”

      Track and record the events, but the points don’t interest me past the second or third week of September.

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