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D. Preceptor Recruitment, Orientation, Education and Development

  1. Preceptor Recruitment and Orientation
    1. Recruitment and on-boarding of new sites and/or preceptors includes
      1. Potential new sites/preceptors are identified by our Experiential Education faculty, recommended to our program by an internal or external third- party, or made known via sites/preceptors contacting the university and requesting to participate in our program.
      2. Experiential Education faculty evaluate site/preceptor candidates based on the information collected via our electronic intake form, phone and/or in- person communications, and/or recommendations received from third parties.
      3. Experiential Education faculty verify that potential sites and preceptors have met licensing requirements.
    2. Orientation and training for all new preceptors includes
      1. Discussion of various topics outlined, and materials provided in the Experiential Education manual
      2. Orientation to the mission, vision, and values of the College of Pharmacy and Department of Pharmacy Practice
      3. Review of the COP’s commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion
      4. Review of SWOSU’s PharmD. curriculum
      5. Orientation to teaching responsibilities associated with the rotation
      6. Orientation to the global rotation goals and objectives for the EE program, as well as the specific learning objectives for the type of rotation that the preceptor will be offering that will direct student activities
      7. Provision and completion of an education module on the Pharmacists Patient Care Process (PPCP)
      8. Orientation to the electronic rotation management system, including the Preceptor Evaluation of Student that the preceptors utilize to assess student performance at the midpoint and conclusion of rotations
      9. Instruction on dealing with student problems and unprofessional student behaviors
      10. Instruction on the processes and tools used to obtain student feedback on sites and preceptors
  2. Preceptor Education, Development, and Support
    1. Regular Experiential Education faculty visits, to provide and review updated information as well as address questions/concerns about students or the program
    2. Instruction on use of the Student Evaluation of Preceptor in the rotation management system to self-assess teaching effectiveness
    3. Annual Preceptor’s Conference
    4. Access to the library resources at SWOSU, including the electronic resources that can be accessed remotely
    5. Educational resources related to various precepting topics as needed (e.g., suggestions regarding student orientation to the site/rotation, communication of rotation expectations/activities/assignments)
    6. Supportive environment fostered by Experiential Education faculty continually encouraging preceptors to contact the OEE with any needs, concerns, or suggestions they may have