Original Article

Evaluation of rational pharmacotheraphy training performed in GMMA: comparison of pre- and posttraining


  • Gökhan Kemal Ulusoy
  • Hakan Kayır
  • Hüsamettin Gül
  • Melik Seyrek
  • Özgür Yeşilyurt
  • Oğuzhan Yıldız
  • Turgay Çelik

Received Date: 07.10.2012 Accepted Date: 07.06.2013 Gulhane Med J 2014;56(1):32-35

Rational use of medicines (pharmacotherapy) is defined by WHO as “patients receive the appropriate medicine, in proper dose, for an adequate period of time and at the lowest cost to them and their community”. For this aim, rational pharmacotherapy training has been given in GATA TIP Faculty since 2004. İn this study, the success of training was evaluated according the objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) which were held before and after the training period. According the total OSCE scores, after training scores (68.30±1.17) were increased significantly when compared with before training scores (23.20±1.19). Students significantly made progress in problem solving steps and communication skills which were consist of defining the patient’s problem, evaluating the propriety of personal drug (p-drug) choice, choosing the therapy, accurate prescribing and giving the necessary warning information. İn order to be more successful, the training should be given the time period that the students begin clinical practice and continued the next years as a reminder, so these skills became permanent behaviors.

Keywords: use ofmedicine, Rationalp harmacotherapy training, Medical faculty education, Objectives tructured clinical examination