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Preceptor Development

Our preceptors play a valuable role in our overall student experience. Preceptor pharmacy sites work with our students providing a glimpse of what it is like to work on a pharmacy team. Through clinical rotations, students are exposed to a variety of scenarios in which they learn about medication management, patient relations, and the vital role that pharmacists play in overall health care.

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Continuing Education Programs Available

We can provide on-site continuing education (CE) preceptor development programs for many of our clinical sites. If you bring ten or more pharmacists together for a CE (lunch or dinner), we will come to you to provide the CE credit focused on improving the skills involved with precepting students on clinical rotations. Contact us at oee@westernu.edu for more information about these programs.

  • WesternU OEE Annual Preceptor Development Program

    Maintaining Resilience And Overcoming Challenges of Virtual Experiential  Learning

    Learning Objectives

    Scheduled for Spring 2022 (dates coming soon)

    At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

    1. Differentiate various approaches for a virtual patient-care rotation in three practice areas.
    2. Identify challenges in cultivating resiliency in remote experiential learning.
    3. Appraise different strategies for effective feedback on virtual rotations.

    Target audience: Pharmacists (P)
    This is a knowledge based activity
    0.2 CEU’s or 2 Contact Hours
    UAN #UAN #0059-0000-21-010-L04-P

    No fee for WesternU Preceptors
    To earn CE credit, attendees will be required to actively participate in the entire session and complete an online pre-test, post-test and evaluation. Partial credit will not be given.

    Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy is accredited by the
    Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy
    education.

  • Building A Better Rotation

    Building a Better Rotation

    Learning Objectives for Pharmacists and Technicians:

    • List the essential components of a clinical rotation
    • List the essential components of evaluating student pharmacists on rotation
    • Provide examples of summative and formative feedback
    • List the essential components of rotation orientation

    Target audience: Pharmacists (P), Pharmacy Technicians (T)
    This is a knowledge based activity
    0.1 CEU’s or 1 Contact Hours
    UAN #0059-0000-18-020-L04-P & # 0059-0000-18-020-L04-T
    No fee for WesternU Preceptors
    To earn CE credit, attendees will be required to actively participate in the entire session and complete an online pre-test, post-test and evaluation. Partial credit will not be given.

    Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy is accredited by the
    Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

  • Teaching Clinical Skills

    Teaching Clinical Skills

    Learning Objectives for Pharmacists and Technicians:

    • Correlate the Stages of Learning Pyramid with preceptor roles
    • List hierarchy of practice-based teaching
    • List examples of how case-based learning can be incorporated into a pharmacy practice experience
    • List examples of how questioning, feedback and facilitating can be used in the pharmacy practice experience they oversee.

    Target audience: Pharmacists (P), Pharmacy Technicians (T)
    This is a knowledge based activity
    0.1 CEU’s or 1 Contact Hours
    UAN #0059-0000-17-002-L04-P & # 0059-0000-17-002-L04-T

    No fee for WesternU Preceptors
    To earn CE credit, attendees will be required to actively participate in the entire session and complete an online pre-test, post-test and evaluation. Partial credit will not be given.

    Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy is accredited by the
    Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

  • Dealing With Difficult Students On Rotation

    Dealing With Difficult Students On Rotation

    Learning Objectives for Pharmacists and Technicians:

    • Provide examples of how preceptor feelings about trainees have affected the training
    • Diagnose a students learning needs
    • Provide examples of ways to overcome challenging situations with trainees
    • Explain the difference (and the impact of the difference) between teaching and learning

    Target audience: Pharmacists (P), Pharmacy Technicians (T)
    This is a knowledge based activity
    0.1 CEU’s or 1 Contact Hours
    UAN #0059-0000-17-004-L04-P & # 0059-0000-17-004-L04-T

    No fee for WesternU Preceptors
    To earn CE credit, attendees will be required to actively participate in the entire session and complete an online pre-test, post-test and evaluation. Partial credit will not be given.

    Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy is accredited by the
    Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

  • Making Evaluations Easy And Effective

    Making Evaluations Easy And Effective

    Learning Objectives for Pharmacists and Technicians:

    • Identify 3-4 of the core requirements for pharmacy practice experiences that facilitate evaluations
    • List 4-5 tenets of providing constructive feedback
    • Provide examples of appropriate milestones/endpoints following an example of a constructive evaluation

    Target audience: Pharmacists (P), Pharmacy Technicians (T)
    This is a knowledge based activity
    0.1 CEU’s or 1 Contact Hours
    UAN#0059-0000-18-008-L04-P & # 0059-0000-18-008-L04-T

    No fee for WesternU Preceptors
    To earn CE credit, attendees will be required to actively participate in the entire session and complete an online pre-test, post-test and evaluation. Partial credit will not be given.

    Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy is accredited by the
    Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

  • Integrating The Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process Into Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

    Integrating The Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process Into Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

    Learning Objectives for Pharmacists:

    • Describe the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process
    • List specific ways that the PPCP can be integrated into different types of pharmacy practice settings
    • Identify ways of evaluating student pharmacists’ ability to perform PPCP activities at their facility

    Target audience: Pharmacists (P)
    This is a knowledge based activity
    0.1 CEU’s or 1 Contact Hours
    UAN #0059-0000-19-005-L04-P

    No fee for WesternU Preceptors
    To earn CE credit, attendees will be required to actively participate in the entire session and complete an online pre-test, post-test and evaluation. Partial credit will not be given.

    Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy is accredited by the
    Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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    For more information Contact Us

    Western University of Health Sciences
    College of Pharmacy
    Office of Experiential Education
    309 E. 2nd Street, HPC 203
    Pomona, CA 91766
    Email: oee@WesternU.edu
    Telephone: (909) 469-5517