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Preadmission Predictors of On-time Graduation in a Doctor of Pharmacy Program
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2016)
  • Rondall E. Allen, PharmD, BS
  • Carroll Diaz Jr., PhD
  • Kisha Gant, PharmD, BS
  • Ashley Taylor, PharmD
  • Ifeanyi Onor, PharmD, BCPS
Abstract
Objective. To determine which preadmission variables or combination of variables are able to predict on-time graduation in a doctor of pharmacy program. 
Methods. Transcripts and student files were reviewed for 460 students who entered the college between 2007 and 2009. 
Results. The preadmission variables with significant correlations to on-time graduation included having a prior degree, student type, the number of unsatisfactory grades (nonscience and math-science courses, and the combination), prepharmacy cumulative grade point average (GPA), and math-science GPA. Of these variables, the significant predictors of on-time graduation were prior degree, the presence of no unsatisfactory grades in nonscience courses, and prepharmacy cumulative GPA. 
Conclusion. Having a prior degree, lack of unsatisfactory grades in nonscience courses, and prepharmacy GPA were identified as significant predictors of on-time graduation. 
Keywords: Admission, pharmacy, grade point average, performance, graduation
Publication Date
April, 2016
DOI
doi: 10.5688/ajpe80343.
Citation Information
Rondall E. Allen, Carroll Diaz Jr., Kisha Gant, Ashley Taylor, et al.. "Preadmission Predictors of On-time Graduation in a Doctor of Pharmacy Program" American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education Vol. 80 Iss. 3 (2016) p. 43 ISSN: 1553-6467 (Electronic)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ifeanyionor/6/