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You are invited to participate in a research study that examines career success among pharmacists. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a completely anonymous survey. Your participation in this study will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

My name is Nareeta Sharma, Pharm.D., and I am a Pharmacy Practice fellow and faculty member at the University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy. I am also completing a Master of Science degree (M.S.) under the supervision of my faculty research advisor, Dr. Myo-Kyoung Kim, at the University of the Pacific.

The purpose of my research is to investigate the relationships between grit, work engagement, and career success among pharmacists. Your participation in this survey with honest and thoughtful information will help researchers provide valuable information to pharmacy educators, which may potentially lead to the cultivation of pharmacists who demonstrate high levels of work engagement and achieve long-term career success.

 At the end of the survey, you may choose to enter into a raffle for one of three grand prizes: Amazon Echo Dot (3), Hydro Flask (12), or a Yeti Rambler (12). A total of 27 participants will be randomly selected for the grand prizes. Additionally, one out of every 10 participants will be randomly selected to receive a $10 Amazon gift card. Winners of one raffle will not be excluded from the other. Therefore, a single participant may be eligible to receive both a grand prize and an Amazon gift card. Upon completing the survey, you will see a link to a form on a separate website that will ask for your email address and also allow you to select which grand prize you want to enter into a raffle for. By adopting two separate websites, survey answers will NOT be linked with the identifiable information. This process will disclose that you (the person associated with the email address you provide) have participated in this survey, but your responses to the survey will remain anonymous. If you are selected, I will send you an email to gather your name, address, and phone number in order to deliver the prize. After confirmation of receiving the prize, all identifiable information and email addresses will be permanently deleted. 

There are no risks beyond what is expected in everyday life. First, there may be psychological risk; you may feel discomfort while answering questions about your attitudes and experiences regarding your career. However, the survey is set to allow respondents to skip any questions (for open-ended questions) or select “prefer not to answer” (for multiple choice questions) if you are not comfortable answering. Next, there may be sociological risk; you may feel embarrassed about your experiences with career goals, work engagement, or career success. However, all answers to the survey questions will remain anonymous, and you may feel a sense of security because your identity will remain anonymous. The data collected without identifiable information will be saved in a password-protected computer and saved within password-protected files. While there are no direct benefits to participants, we hope to identify predictors of career success among pharmacists and to use the data to further our knowledge in this field.

If you have any questions regarding the research at any time, please contact me by email at nsharma@pacific.edu or my faculty advisor, Dr. Myo-Kyoung Kim, at mkim@pacific.edu. If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in the research project, please contact the IRB Administrator, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, University of the Pacific (209) 946-3903. 

Your participation is entirely voluntary and your decision about whether to participate will involve no penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. If you decide to participate, you are free to discontinue participation at any time without penalty or loss
 
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