The purpose of this study was to investigate the first-year academics of community college transfers matriculating into an accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program. Academic data was used to compare students with and without community college backgrounds. Interview data was used to identify challenges and commonalities of community college transfers progressing beyond their first year. The study revealed a weak relationship between community college transfers' pre-matriculation and first-year Doctor of Pharmacy GPAs. The study also revealed a significant difference between the first-year Doctor of Pharmacy GPAs of students with and without community college backgrounds. Challenges of community college transfers centered on study habits, time management, and academic assistance. Commonalities of success centered on strong support networks, defined goals, and stress management.
|Advisor:||Cliff, Karissa, Longnecker, Ryan|
|School:||Trevecca Nazarene University|
|School Location:||United States -- Tennessee|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Higher education, Health sciences, Community college education, Public Health Education, Educational psychology, Pharmaceutical sciences|
|Keywords:||Community college transfer, Higher education, Doctor of Pharmacy, PharmD|
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