ASHP Releases Guide for Pharmacy Preceptors

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ASHP has released a new reference to help pharmacists train students and residents for their patient care roles. The Effective Pharmacy Preceptor, by Mate M. Soric, Pharm.D., BCPS; Stacey R. Schneider, Pharm.D.; and S. Scott Wisneski, Pharm.D., M.B.A., synthesizes theories of experiential education into a practical, easy-to-use resource that is appropriate for new and seasoned preceptors.

The Effective Pharmacy Preceptor is the first publication to compile the myriad resources available for preceptor development into a single reference. Designed for preceptors, experiential coordinators, and residency program directors in a variety of practice settings, the text uses case studies to explore key concepts. Each chapter of the reference includes application questions and tips as well as a list of resources that provide more detailed treatment of a specific topic.

The Effective Pharmacy Preceptor includes a wealth of practical guidance on a wide range of topics, including the following:

  • Assessing a practice site for potential learning experiences
  • Tailoring rotations to different learners
  • Developing rotation orientations
  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Expanding existing experiential offerings
  • Concluding a learning experience

“Although they are routinely called on to supervise and instruct students and residents during experiential rotations, pharmacists often do not have formal training as preceptors and have to sort through numerous sources for guidance,” said co-author Dr. Soric. “We believe that The Effective Pharmacy Preceptor will serve as an approachable resource for real-world advice as practitioners work to shape future generations of pharmacists.”

Dr. Soric is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Residency Program Director at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, Ohio. He is also Vice Chair, Practice-Based Research and an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio. He has published a number of peer-reviewed abstracts, manuscripts, and texts, including Maximize Your Rotations: ASHP’s Student Guide to IPPEs, APPEs, and Beyond. Co-author Dr. Schneider is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at NEOMED. She serves on multiple editorial boards and has published several manuscripts and book chapters including a chapter in Maximize Your Rotations: ASHP’s Student Guide to IPPEs, APPEs, and Beyond. Co-author Dr. Wisneski is the Program Director, Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at NEOMED. He is a contributing author in the book Maximize Your Rotations: ASHP’s Student Guide to IPPEs, APPEs, and Beyond.

For more information or to place an order (978-1-58528-554-9), visit www.ashp.org/effectivepreceptor, email custserv@ashp.org, or call 866-279-0681 (U.S. & Canada) or 001-301-664-8700 (international). For bulk sales inquiries and desk copy requests, contact ASHP sales representative Chris Jezowski at cjezowski@ashp.org.