Experiential Education Manual
IV. Preceptors

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The mission of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy is to educate and graduate highly competent practitioners of pharmaceutical care. Thank you for your dedication to our students, the college and to the practice of pharmacy in Oklahoma.

A. Expectations of Preceptors

  1. Have professional education, experience, and competence commensurate with their position.
  2. Comply with all local, state, and federal laws.
  3. Maintain state licensure required to act as a preceptor (http://www.ok.gov/OSBP/).
  4. Serve as professional role models
    1. Teach/provide students opportunities to learn professional skills and behaviors
    2. Be committed to practice’s organization, professional societies and the community
  5. Desire to educate others (students, patients, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals)
    1. Provide students the opportunity to apply foundational knowledge through practical experience, discussions, quizzes and/or other education methods
  6. Provide patient centered care via the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP): (Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP)) Pharmacists use a patient-centered approach in collaboration with other providers on the health care team to optimize patient health and medication outcomes using principles of evidence-based practice, pharmacists:
    1. Collect subjective and objective information about the patient
    2. Assess the information collected
    3. Plan an appropriate patient centered solution
    4. Implement the care plan with the collaboration of help of other healthcare professionals and /or the patient/caregiver
    5. Follow-up with healthcare providers, patients, and caregivers to monitor and evaluation effectiveness of therapy
  7. Willingness to devote the time necessary to provide individualized mentoring, supervision, and professional development.
  8. Define rotation expectations to the student.
  9. Train the student in accordance with course objectives.
  10. Actively involve the student in the practice.
  11. Assist the student in the identification of his/her strengths and weaknesses.
  12. Provide and document assessment of student performance.
  13. Complete constructive mid-point and final evaluations of student performance.
  14. Promptly communicate student issues or deficiencies to the OEE.
  15. Provide the OEE a frequently checked, valid email address and contact information that is to be used for communications.
  16. Provide the OEE contact information for primary and secondary preceptors
    1. The primary preceptor is the main contact person and responsible for evaluation of the student
    2. Secondary preceptors are all other pharmacists that will work with the student
  17. Communicate with the OEE any changes in employment and licensure.
  18. Coordinate with the OEE about holidays, absences, and inclement weather.
  19. Avoid providing remuneration for any Experiential Education course (introductory or advanced).
  20. Maintain a systematic, self-directed approach to his/her own continuing professional development.
  21. Collaborate with other health care professionals as a member of the health care team.
  22. Utilize current literature for clinical decision making and practicing evidence-based patient care.
  23. Advocate for patients and the profession.
  24. Utilize creative thinking to encourage innovation and entrepreneurial approaches in practice.