Pharmacy preceptors are the catalysts who transform competent pharmacy students into compassionate and committed professionals. Roosevelt University’s College of Pharmacy greatly values the time and dedication of pharmacy preceptors and their critical role in the education of pharmacy students.
The college offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree in a three-year, year-round curriculum during which students will complete over 1,900 hours of experiential education. This makes your participation as a preceptor vital to the success of our students.
Pharmacy practice experiences are intended to integrate, apply, reinforce and advance the classroom curriculum of the PharmD program. The experiential education component of our curriculum is divided into three parts:
During the fall, winter and spring terms of the first professional year, and the fall term of the second professional year, students are required to complete 320 hours of IPPEs. These experiences will typically take place on Fridays.
Students will complete up to 160 hours of IPEs involving other health care disciplines, such as medicine, nursing, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and social work to reinforce the importance of collaboration with other health care professionals. IPEs will be scheduled on Fridays during the winter and spring terms of the second professional year.
Students will complete four required and two elective experiences during their third professional year for 1440 pharmacy practice hours. The APPEs are full-time (40 hours/week) experiences.
As a preceptor, you are a vital partner in the education of pharmacy students, from your collaboration with pharmacy faculty to modeling a professional behavior that is critical for students to observe and experience. Preceptors make significant contributions to the profession by preparing students to provide patient care that ensures optimal medication therapy outcomes.
Interested in becoming a Preceptor? If so, please call or email the Office of Experiential Education to discuss the roles and responsibilities with a member of our staff. Our contact information is below:
Joan Hardman, Director
Office of Experiential Education
College of Pharmacy
1400 N. Roosevelt Boulevard
Schaumburg, IL 60173
430 S. Michigan Ave.Chicago, IL 60605(312) 341-3500
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