Improving and restoring the well-being and resilience of pharmacy students during a pandemic

Lauren S. Schlesselman, Jeff Cain, Margarita Divall

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During times of stress, such as those experienced during the novel coronavirus identified in 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, pharmacy students handle the experience differently. For some, the experience may negatively impact their sense of well-being; for others, being at home with family could actually improve their well-being. While students are completing academic work at home and after they finally return to campus, pharmacy schools need to be keenly aware of students’ experiences and implement strategies to build their resilience and improve their well-being. One approach will not meet the needs of all students. Many of the challenges that pharmacy students have faced or will face when they return to the classroom are discussed along with some programs and activities that have proven successful.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8144
Pages (from-to)677-682
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2020

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© 2020 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.


  • COVID-19
  • Resilience
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacy


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