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Dalhousie Pharmacy Investigates Graduate Service-Learning
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Background

Dalhousie UniversityService-learning, “an educational methodology which combines community service with explicit academic learning objectives, preparation for community work, and deliberate reflection” (Gelmon et al 2006), is not often used in graduate education in pharmacy.

Over the past decade, the College of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has provided a 4-month residency program in Drug Use Management and Policy for graduate students from a broad spectrum of faculties, including Community Health and Epidemiology, Health Informatics, Health Administration/Law, Library Science, Economics, Psychology, Health services Research, Interdisciplinary Studies and Pharmacy Administration.

Each resident is placed with a preceptor in a

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