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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

    March 31 – 6:30 -9:00 p.m.
    Spaggi’s, 1651 W. Foothill Blvd., Upland, CA 91786

     

    June 9 – 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Ill Fornaio, 24 W. Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

     

     

    June 23 – 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Maggiano’s, South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

     

     

    Learning Objectives

    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