Objective: To evaluate objectively the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes that pharmacists need to perform in interprofessional collaborative practice, as well as to enhance the awareness and confidence of the pharmacists in holistic health care, we collaborated with different disciplinary to develop new objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and scale of core competencies. We evaluated the use of these new formative OSCE.
Methods: We cooperate with physicians to develop the interprofessional OSCE that incorporates elements of team resource management (TRM) and standard interprofessional collagues. In addition, we cooperated with nutritionists and physical therapists separately to develop the OSCEs of the diabetic patient consulting for diet and exercise, and make the self-study materials by the concept of flipped-classroom.
Results: The pass rate of pharmacists who participated in the TRM OSCE was 66%, and the discrimination is excellent. There was no statistical difference between the pharmacists’ self-assessment and standard physicians’ assessment. In the two diabetic consulting OSCEs, the post-test scores increased 33.1 (diet) and 27 (exercise) respectively compared with the pre-test, and the pass rate was both higher than 70%. The satisfaction of feedback after the OSCE was higher than 80%.
Conclusions: The OSCE developed by cooperating with other disciplinary could assess the collaborative skills of the pharmacists, and be the approach to increase the learning experience of holistic care.
Summited for publication: 2020.6.11; Accepted for publication: 2021.2.8