American Pharmacists Association Launches Advanced Preceptor Training

Pharmacists looking to advance their career path can now take advantage of The American Pharmacists Association's new APhA Advanced Preceptor Training.

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WASHINGTON, DC - Pharmacists looking to advance their career path can now take advantage of The American Pharmacists Association's (APhA) new APhA Advanced Preceptor Training. This training program aims to provide a formal curriculum for preceptors at all practice sites who interact with student pharmacists and residents.

The Advanced Preceptor Training is a self-paced, online-only training program that will provide 13 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. The program requires all learners to experience the same baseline education. Following the completion of this prerequisite, participants will use the self-assessment to identify their individual educational needs. Armed with that knowledge, the participant will select ten activities within the content tracks that include: Getting Started as a Preceptor, Working Effectively with Student Pharmacists; Building Clinical Confidence; and Cultivating Interprofessional Education.

For pharmacists who currently serve as a preceptor, this program will give access to peer-developed content, which will provide additional knowledge and tools to enhance the experiential education process for learners, their student pharmacists and residents. For new preceptors, the APhA Advanced Preceptor Training will provide a strong foundation to get started in the new role of a preceptor.

"As a leader in training programs for pharmacy professionals, we are very proud to offer this exceptional professional development program," said Shelby Englert, Associate Vice President, Education and Training. "Preceptors are extremely important for the next generation of pharmacists and this all-encompassing curriculum will ensure preceptors are prepared to help students succeed."

To earn continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit and a Certificate of Completion, participants must meet all the following requirements:

- Complete the pre-requisite content to confirm baseline knowledge every preceptor must have.

- Complete the self-assessment

- Identify and complete 10 activities and their associated assessment and evaluation. Participants must successfully complete each activity assessment with a score of 70% or better.

Once the required number of activities are accomplished, learners will receive a Certificate of Completion confirming for their employer or school they have successfully completed the advanced preceptor training. In addition to the 13 hours of CPE credit, learners will have access to the entire preceptor content for 365 days.