2004 年 30 巻 4 号 p. 271-275
We conduct a three-week practical hospital training course for fourth-year undergraduate students twice a year (during the first and the second semesters) at Okayama University Medical School. In this course, students receive one day of training in the provision of drug information. We now describe the training on providing drug information and report on how it was evaluated by students. The training program consists of the following : 1.Explanation of the collection, documentation and provision of drug information, 2.Study of the collection of drug information from prepared examples, 3.Report preparation, 4.Role-playing in providing drug information, 5.Pharmacist's comments and further explanation. The examples used in the first semester consist of actual inquires that our pharmacy received, and for the second semester we developed hypothetical examples that included many technical terms used in the clinical setting, and included guidelines for each example. At the end of the practical hospital training courses for the first and second semesters, we conducted a questionnaire survey concerning the understanding of 68 technical terms connected with the provision of drug information, and compared the results between the two semesters. The results indicated that the second semester training on drug information provision was more effective than that in the first, suggesting that it is important to teach guidelines and conduct periodic evaluation.