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Application

If you are interested in becoming a preceptor for Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy students, please fill out this application and forward as indicated. Within a few days of your submission, you will be contacted by the Office of Experiential Education.

Preceptor Information

Why should I become a preceptor?
You may remember your first days on rotation or even starting as a new practice site, eager to learn and contribute, but a little hesitant and unsure of yourself. Perhaps a past preceptor or mentor explained, demonstrated and inspired you to think for yourself and achieve. Today, you have the opportunity to be that person by giving back to the profession. Becoming a preceptor and mentor to a student is one of the most honored contributions you can make to the profession!

The college values its partnerships with their pharmacists in the community and recognizes their efforts by offering the following benefits:


What are the requirements?
Pharmacists interested in joining the health care community at Midwestern University should have at least one year professional experience, maintain an active license, and be in good standing with their state board. Prospective preceptors must complete an application and preceptor training.

What qualities do we look for in our preceptors?


I'm interested. How can I get involved?
Simply fill out the application. Upon receipt and review, we will get in touch with you.


Why our preceptors enjoy teaching ...

"A fulfilling and rewarding experience."
--- Sheri Stensland, Pharm.D., Walgreens Pharmacy

"Sharing the enthusiasm and energy of students enables me to advance my practice."
--- Amir Masood, Pharm.D., SuperValu Pharmacy

"Working with students keeps pharmacy a fresh and challenging profession. I would not have the same career satisfaction if I did not have the opportunity to mentor our students."
--- Joe Levato, Pharm.D., Advocate Health System

Course Descriptions

Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Experience I - Community
PPRA 1522
This course introduces the student to the philosophy, socialization, and practice of the profession of pharmacy through experiences in a community pharmacy practice environment. This course will meet for a weekly eight hour site visit to an assigned community pharmacy for an introductory pharmacy practice experience. Guided exercises in the community practice environment will introduce the student to the basics of practice and serve as a foundation for advanced pharmacy practice experiences.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II - Health Systems
PPRA 1622
Students will explore the philosophy and practice of health system pharmacy through didactic lectures, workshop assignments and on-site experience at an assigned practice site under the guidance of a preceptor. Students will be introduced to technical pharmacy skills, hospital pharmacy management, distributive systems, quality assurance and the role of the pharmacist in the health care team. Students will explore career options within healthcare systems.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience III - Clinical
PPRA 1721
This course provides students the opportunity to practice the principals and skills in clinical pharmacy through practical experiences, practice simulation, and workshops. Site visits to various hospitals and choice care sites allow students to experience and apply the lessons learned in the complementary didactic course in real practice environments.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Longitudinal I, II, III, IV
PPRA 1523, 1621, 1623, 1624
In the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Longitudinal, the student participates in the longitudinal care of four patients over the four quarter sequence. Emphasis will be placed on the changing needs of the patients and insuring continuity of care. The student will learn to effectively communicate with the patient and other health care providers while collecting relevant health care information about the patient. The student will develop affective components necessary to become a caring pharmacist. All four courses in this sequence must be taken sequentially.

Community Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
PPRA 1886
Pharmacy students under the supervision of an adjunct faculty member will gain experience in community pharmacy practice including dispensing procedures, pharmacy law, practice management and OTC pharmacotherapy assessment. The student will assess drug therapy, monitor clinical interventions, practice counseling and patient care skills, and complete a journal club and a case presentation. The students will develop a philosophy of practice regarding the role of the pharmacist as a member of the health care team.

Hospital Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
PPRA 1887
Pharmacy students under the supervision of an adjunct faculty member will gain experience in hospital pharmacy practice including drug distribution systems, intravenous product preparation, drug usage evaluation and practice management. The student will assess patient drug therapy, monitor clinical interventions, and complete a journal club and a case presentation, and contribute to a quality improvement program at the site. The student will develop a philosophy of practice regarding the role of the pharmacist as a member of the health care team.

General Medicine Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
PPRA 1888
Pharmacy students under the supervision of a full or adjunct faculty member will gain experience in general medicine pharmacy practice including practice management and interactions with other health care providers, participate in drug therapy assessment, patient care activities and monitor outcomes in various patient populations. The student will complete a journal club, a case presentation and drug information paper. The student will develop a philosophy of practice regarding the role of the pharmacist as a member of the health care team.

Ambulatory Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
PPRA 1889
Pharmacy students under the supervision of a full or adjunct faculty member will gain experience in ambulatory care pharmacy practice, including practice management, interactions with other health care providers, participating in drug therapy assessment, patient care activities, and monitoring outcomes in various patient populations. The student will complete a journal club, a case presentation and drug information paper. The student will develop a philosophy of practice regarding the role of the pharmacist as a member of the health care team.

Clinical Specialty Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
PPRA 1890
Pharmacy students under the supervision of a full or adjunct faculty member will gain experience in clinical specialty pharmacy practice, including practice management, interactions with other health care providers, participating in drug therapy assessment, patient care activities, and monitoring outcomes in various patient populations. The student will complete a journal club, a case presentation and drug information paper. The student will develop a philosophy of practice regarding the role of the pharmacist as a member of the health care team.

Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
PPRA 1885
Pharmacy Students may select an additional APPE or choose from a selected list of non-patient care electives.


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