Background: Very little had been published about pharmacy education and practice in Sudan. Students are a strong source of information and their views should be considered.
Objectives: To explore opinions of final year pharmacy students on their curricula, preparedness to practice, and career choices.
Methods: This was a questionnaire-based study conducted in four different nationally accredited pharmacy schools in Sudan. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were applied.
Key findings: A response rate of 60% was achieved. Around half of the students felt unprepared to practice upon graduation, and over 50% thought that the curriculum lacked content related to the socio-behavioral aspects of pharmacy. Significant differences in responses were observed between students in public and students in private pharmacy schools; where the former preferred to train in hospital pharmacy and to be employed in the capital city, and the later preferred training in the community pharmacy practice and to be employed outside the capital (p ≤0.05).
Conclusion: Students experience difficulties and have poor expectations in terms of practice opportunities.