Objectives. To describe a service-learning opportunity within an advanced pharmacy practice experience and report satisfaction survey results from 2001 through present. Design. Pharmacy students volunteered to attend asthma camp during an ambulatory care rotation. Students administered and monitored medications and coordinated educational activities for campers. Students set goals for the week and completed reflective journals about the experience. A survey was administered 1 week and 6 months after the experience to assess satisfaction, changes in attitudes toward children with chronic asthma, and empathy towards patients.Assessment. Most students accomplished their goals and were satisfied with the experience. Approximately 40% of students believed the experience changed their attitudes. Students agreed that volunteering at camp increased feelings of empathy towards patients with asthma. Conclusion. Students were satisfied with the camp and perceived that the combination of service-learning and clinical rotations enhanced their professional development.


Originally published in American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, v.69 no.3 (2005), article no.49. DOI:10.5688/aj690349


service-learning, pharmacy education, asthma, clinical rotation, children, summer camp

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Service learning, Pharmacy students


Medical Education | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

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