Inspiring the Next Generation of Pharmacists
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 1,700 hours of experiential education. This makes your participation as a preceptor vital to the success of our students.
Experiential education helps students develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values related to the core competencies of health professionals
- Passion to provide patient-centered care
- Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams
- Commitment to quality improvement processes that meet patient and community needs
- Capacity to utilize health care informatics to support the mission of pharmacy
How the Experiential Program Benefits 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 two parts:
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs)
During the fall term of the first academic year, and the fall, winter and spring term of the second academic year, students are required to complete over 300 hours of IPPEs. These experiences will typically take place on Fridays.
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs)
Students will complete four required and two elective experiences during their third year, for 1440 pharmacy practice hours. The APPEs are full-time (40 hours/week), six week experiences.
How the Partnership Benefits our Preceptors
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.
Benefits for Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy Preceptors include:
- Academic appointments as affiliate faculty members
- Orientation and training
- Opportunity to assist in college labs, lectures and workshops
- Continuing education opportunities in the areas of clinical skill development and administrative services
- Collaborative research opportunities with pharmacy faculty
- Opportunity to contribute to the future of the pharmacy profession
Becoming our Partner
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.