- Experiential Students
- Rotation Sites
We are grateful for the tremendous amount of support we continue to receive from preceptors and pharmacies throughout Oregon and beyond. Through their generous contribution, by way of precepting and mentoring IPPE and APPE students, we are able to deliver high quality rotations that are engaging, rigorous, and transformative.
A preceptor is an experienced, competent, pharmacist, scientist, or health care provider who is selected and prepared to serve as a role model, teacher, supervisor and evaluator. Preceptors have the responsibility of ensuring that students have a valuable educational experience while guiding the student toward competence in providing compassionate, safe and effective pharmaceutical to patients in a health care setting. Preceptors are chosen on the basis of their commitment to innovative patient-oriented pharmacy practice, quality pharmacy education and the desire to be a mentor and teacher. Preceptors are encouraged to allow students independence and offer guidance and direction when needed. Teaching students should be a rewarding experience for the preceptor as well as the student.
The College of Pharmacy may name a preceptor as an affiliate faculty member because they contribute to and participate in major functions that achieve the mission of the College and the University. Contributions are under the direction of or in collaboration with a regular faculty member such as the Assistant Dean of Experiential Education.
An individual should be named to the affiliate faculty (as compared to courtesy faculty) when the relationship with the University is expected to be for one year or less. There are circumstances, however, which merit issuance of the status for a period longer than one year. The duration of the status will be specified in a letter of notice generated by the department head and given to the affiliate faculty member. Affiliate faculty status will automatically terminate after three years unless renewed by the Assistant Dean of Experiential Education and Dean. The status may be extended through the issuance of a new letter of notice. Affiliate faculty status, however, can be revoked at any time by the Assistant Dean of Experiential Education or the Dean.
We are dedicated to providing our valued preceptors with the tools they need in order to create the best learning environment for our student and to ensure their success as clinical teachers.
We provide preceptor development…
The College is committed to helping sites maintain and develop their respective learning environments in terms of the appropriateness of their pedagogy as it pertains to the learning objectives of the course syllabus.There are 2 mechanisms that enable the Experiential Education Office to collect data that directly influences the development of strategies and goals in order to improve the quality and efficacy of the IPPE and APPE student learning experience.
The Assistant Dean of Experiential Education and the Director of IPPE are responsible for assessing the needs of each site and determining the plan for addressing any opportunities to improve the quality of the learning experience.Visiting with preceptors at their practice site and/or by virtue of technology e.g. telephone and video conference are essential activities that enables the Experiential Office to obtain valuable quantitative and qualitative data about the efficacy of their site’s lesson plan and the preceptor’s ability to teach.As such, a yearly travel budget is developed by the Dean in order to support these activities.
Recruitment of a new site or preceptor is accompanied by on site evaluation and training of all personnel, following approval the Affiliation Agreement, to assure all parties understand and are prepared to meet the curricular expectations of the College.
After the recruiting process, as outlined in the Preceptor & Site Recruitment section, all active IPPE and APPE sites will be visited by the appropriate experiential faculty annually in order to conduct the following:
Preceptors, the Assistant Dean, or Director of IPPE may request additional interim site visit(s) to address unanticipated changes in preceptor or site; or student specific concerns that require immediate attention.
Site visits are recorded and tracked in order to ensure that each active IPPE and APPE sties has been visited at least once within the academic year. These data are shared with the Assessment committee and Dean as part of the annual experiential report.
At the conclusion of each IPPE and APPE experience, each student completes a site/preceptor evaluation form that measures the ability of the site and preceptor to meet the requirements listed in the previous section. The data provide the Experiential Education Office a continual process to examine each site. In addition the data in aggregate form are analyzed and distributed to the preceptors at the end of the year.