A. General Preceptor Criteria
B. Non-Core Preceptors.
These preceptors should:
NOTE: Pharmacists who serve only as an administrative contact person and pharmacists who occasionally supervise students during a rotation need not complete the application for preceptor.
Elective rotations are defined by ACPE as rotations occurring in settings other than community pharmacy, hospital/health-system pharmacy, ambulatory care, or inpatient/acute care general medicine. The majority of these rotations are “non-clinical” in that they afford students experience in pharmacy-related areas that do not involve direct patient care. Examples would include administration, management, education, drug information, informatics and some research rotations. A minority of these rotations may involve direct patient care (i.e. hospice, long-term care, managed care) but are not considered core experiences by ACPE standards.
As stated in standard 13.7 of the 2016 ACPE Accreditation Standards, Elective APPEs are structured to give students the opportunity to: (1) mature professionally (2) secure the breadth and depth of experiences needed to achieve the Educational Outcomes articulated in Standards 1-4, and (3) explore various sectors of practice.
NOTE: It is frequently necessary to spend some time with students outside the general activity times, particularly for orientation and evaluation discussions.
A preceptor can develop a specific rotation in conjunction with the Office of Experiential Education, which includes the following: written rotation activities and objectives, coordination of rotation activities and pharmacy input with the assigned physician supervisors, integration of PharmD Students into the ongoing pertinent educational activities of the specific site. [Specific educational activities that students should be included in during a clinical rotation are journal club, discussion of pertinent disease states, therapeutic controversies and designated review of primary or secondary literature.] The final approval of these rotation activities is under the auspices of the Office of Experiential Education.