Preceptor Requirements

Review preceptor responsibilities and requirements for School of Pharmacy experiential education

Experiential education is an important component of learning within USJ’s School of Pharmacy

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Preceptor Requirements

  1. Preceptors must be licensed pharmacists and in good standing.
  2. Preceptors should be knowledgeable of and compliant with the material contained in the Preceptors and Students Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Manual.
  3. Preceptors are expected to instill and demonstrate principles of professionalism and ethics.
  4. Preceptors are expected to be respectful of fellow practitioners and allied health professionals, in as much as the preceptor is a role model to the student.
  5. Preceptors are responsible for communicating student expectations regarding performance, appearance, attitude, and method of practice.
  6. Preceptors are responsible for scheduling an orientation session with their student(s).
  7. Preceptors are responsible for identifying an acceptable replacement to supervise students during absences.
  8. Preceptors are responsible for fostering an environment of mutual learning.
  9. Preceptors should not assume student competency but determine it by reviewing the student’s performance through discussions and observation.
  10. Preceptors are responsible for reviewing student progress at regular intervals during the experience and sharing their observations with the students.
  11. Preceptors are expected to provide constructive criticism that is conveyed in private and in an appropriate manner.
  12. Preceptors should inform students of any areas requiring improvement as early as possible.
  13. Preceptors are responsible for submitting a midpoint and final assessment by the prescribed due date.
  14. Preceptors are responsible for verifying the intern hours completed by each student to the USJ School of Pharmacy.
  15. Preceptors are responsible for verifying student attainment of required rotation outcomes.

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