OEE Preceptor Resources

College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove Campus

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We value the relationships we have with our preceptors. As such, we have numerous resources available to help you make the most of your time with our students, as well as several offered to enhance your professional career. Whether you are new to working with pharmacy students from Midwestern University, or a long-time partner of ours, bookmark this page, so you can access it quickly when you need it.

Quick Links & Resources

Preceptor access to Rotation Management System (RMS) (PDF)
RMS Login Page (for current preceptors)
3-year Pharm.D. Curriculum at CCP 
3.5-year Pharm.D. Curriculum at CCP
CCP Academic Calendar (2020 - 2021)
MWU Library Access (PDF)

Preceptor Guidelines

APPE Preceptor Guidelines (2020 - 2021)
Summary of Required Assignments for each APPE Rotation (2020 - 2021)
Preceptor Guide - Performance Improvement Plans (2020 - 2021)

IPPE and APPE Course Syllabi and Workbooks

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) courses each have their own syllabus, which offers complete information for preceptors. Where applicable, workbooks are also posted. Individual course descriptions can be found in the Prospective Preceptors section below.

IPPE I - Community
PPRAD 1531 (Summer Quarter 2020)
MWU Community Rotation Workbook (2019 - 2020)

IPPE II - Health Systems
PPRAD 1650 (Fall Quarter 2020)
MWU Health Systems Rotation Workbook (2020 - 2021)

IPPE III - Clinical
PPRAD 1753 (Winter Quarter 2020 - 2021)


IPPE Advanced Community
PPRAD 1754 (Class of 2021)
Advanced Community Workbook (Class of 2021)


Community APPE
PPRAD 1802 (2020 - 2021)

Hospital APPE
PPRAD 1803 (2020 - 2021)

General Medicine APPE
PPRAD 1804 (2020 - 2021)

Ambulatory Care APPE
PPRAD 1805 (2020 - 2021)

Clinical Specialty APPE
PPRAD 1806 (2020 - 2021)

Elective APPE
PPRAD 1807 (2020 - 2021) 

Evaluation Forms

IPPE I - Community Rotations
Mid-Rotation Progress Note (Summer 2020)
Final Evaluation by Preceptor (Summer 2020)

IPPE II - Health System Rotations
Mid-Rotation Progress Note (2020 - 2021)
Final Evaluation by Preceptor (2020 - 2021)

IPPE III - Clinical Rotations
Preceptor Guidelines (Winter Quarter 2020 - 2021)
Mid-Rotation Progress Note
Journal Club Evaluation Form 
Case Presentation Evaluation Form 
Final Evaluation by Preceptor  (Class of 2022)

IPPE Advanced Community
Preceptor Evaluation Form (Class of 2021)

APPE Rotations

Journal Club Evaluation Form (2020 - 2021)
Case Presentation Evaluation Form (2020 - 2021)
Drug Information Paper OR Monograph OR Alternative Project Evaluation Form (2020 - 2021)
Community Project Evaluation Form (2020 - 2021)
Hospital Project Evaluation Form (2020 - 2021)
Clinical Specialty Project Evaluation Form (2020 - 2021)
Elective Project Proposal and Evaluation Form (2020 - 2021)

Final Evaluation Forms (can also be done electronically in the RMS):
APPE Mid Rotation Progress Note - for all APPE rotations (2020 - 2021)
Community APPE Final Evaluation Form (2020 - 2021)
Hospital APPE Final Evaluation Form (2020 - 2021)
General Medicine APPE Final Evaluation Form (2020 - 2021)
Ambulatory Care APPE Final Evaluation Form (2020 - 2021)
Clinical Specialty APPE Final Evaluation Form (2020 - 2021)
Elective APPE Final Evaluation Form (2020 - 2021) - Note: This form cannot be done in the RMS (submit paper form only).

Preceptor Availability Forms

APPE Rotations (April 2021 - April 2022)
IPPE I Rotations (Spring 2019)
IPPE II Rotations (Fall 2018 / Winter 2018 - 2019 / Spring 2019)
IPPE III Rotations (Fall 2018 / Winter 2018 - 2019 / Spring 2019)

Prospective Preceptors

Application
Preceptor Information
Course Descriptions

Application

If you are interested in becoming a preceptor for Midwestern University's College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove Campus students, please fill out this Preceptor Profile 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 at 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:

  • Faculty appointment
  • Complimentary CE programs
  • Access to on-line medical databases
  • Invitations to MWU receptions at local and national meetings


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 our Preceptor Profile form and preceptor training.

What qualities do we look for in our preceptors?

  • Motivated, enthusiastic, self-directed learners
  • Pharmacists developing a patient-focused practice
  • Effective communicators
  • Pharmacists eager to advance their mentoring skills and abilities


I'm interested. How can I get involved?
Simply fill out Preceptor Profile. 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 (IPPE) I - Community
PPRAD 1530
This course will allow students to gain an appreciation of the knowledge, skills, and socialization needed to practice in the community setting. Students will meet weekly to observe and discuss the role of the community pharmacist and participate in daily operations that focus on the distributive aspects of practice. Guided exercises and an introduction to the basics of community practice will serve as a foundation for advanced pharmacy practice experiences.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II - Health Systems
PPRAD 1650
This course will provide students exposure to the fundamentals of pharmacy practice in a healthy system or hospital setting. The format will be a combination of didactic lectures, simulations, and on-site experiences. Students will gain practical experience with systems used to manage the medication use process and be introduced to drug distribution systems, pharmacy operations, sterile product preparation, medication reconciliation, medication safety, and drug information.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience III - Clinical
PPRAD 1750
This course allows students to practice clinical skills in pharmacy through practical experiences, practice simulations, and workshops. Site visits to various clinical environments allow the student to experience and apply lessons learned from didactic courses in patient care settings.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Longitudinal I, II, III
PPRAD 1651, 1652, 1653
A three course sequence designed to provide students opportunities to communicate, deliver patient care, and develop drug information skills. Emphasis will be placed on the changing needs of patients and ensuring continuity of care. These courses will not only provide students opportunities to apply didactic knowledge to patients, but will also cultivate their affective attributes necessary to becoming a caring pharmacist.

Community Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
PPRAD 1802
This practice experience will enable students to develop their skills and gain experience in a variety of patient-oriented services in community practice. In addition to medication dispensing, students will focus on drug therapy assessment and intervention, identification, resolution, and prevention of drug-related problems, education, and communication with patients and other healthcare professionals. Students may participate in additional services such as administration of immunizations, blood pressure screenings, and medication therapy and disease state management.

Hospital Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
PPRAD 1803
This practice experience will enable students to develop their skills and gain experience in hospital practice or other system of integrated pharmacy services. Emphasis is placed on systems to promote safe and effective medication use to optimize patient outcomes. In addition to medication order processing, preparation, and distribution, students will focus on drug-use decision-making processes, individual patient drug therapy monitoring, formulary management, and communication with patients and other healthcare professionals.

General Medicine Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
PPRAD 1804
This practice experience will enable students to develop their skills and gain experience related to general medicine in an acute care setting. Emphasis is placed on participating in an interprofessional healthcare team, drug therapy assessment, patient care activities, and monitoring of outcomes in various patient populations. In addition, students will participate in drug therapy interventions, identify drug related problems, develop therapeutic care plans, and effectively communicate with patients and other healthcare professionals.

Ambulatory Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
PPRAD 1805
This practice experience will enable students to develop their skills and gain experience related to ambulatory care practice. Emphasis will be placed on participating in an interprofessional healthcare team, and sharing responsibility with patients, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes. In addition, students will participate in drug therapy assessment and intervention, identify drug related problems, develop therapeutic care plans, and effectively communicate with patients and other healthcare professionals.

Clinical Specialty Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
PPRAD 1806
This practice experience will enable students to develop their skills and gain experience related to practice in a specific clinical specialty. Emphasis will be placed on participating in an interprofessional healthcare team, drug therapy assessment and intervention, patient care activities, and monitoring of outcomes in various patient populations. In addition, students will participate in drug therapy interventions, identify drug related problems. develop therapeutic care plans, and effectively communicate with patients and other healthcare professionals.

Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
PPRAD 1807
This is an experience where students will gain an adequate breadth of knowledge, skills, and experiences specific to their chosen elective area. Pharmacy students may select from a list of electives with a variety of patient-care or non-patient care experiences such as an additional clinical specialty (when available), managed care pharmacy, academia, or pharmacy administration.

Preceptor Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access RMS?

You can find RMS on the internet at: online.midwestern.edu. You will need to begin with your login information.

How do I access library resources?

There are two ways to access library resources. On the OEE website go to the Preceptor Resources page and scroll down to "Library Resources." The second way is go to your portal in RMS and scroll down to the Website link and click on "Library Resources."

I cannot remember my log in or password on RMS. Who can help me?

You can either contact anyone in the OEE  by calling 630-515-7677 Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, or you can email ccpoee@midwestern.edu.

How do I complete my student's mid-point evaluations?

Log into RMS > Click on the "Evaluations" tab > Locate your student > Click the "Mid-Evaluation" tab > Complete the evaluation and offer comments where indicated > Click submit

How do I complete my student's final evaluation?

Log into RMS > Click on the "Evaluations" tab > Locate your student > Click the "Final Evaluation" tab > Complete the evaluation and offer comments where indicated > Click submit

I'm on vacation. Who else can complete my student's evaluation?

A student's evaluation must be completed by someone who has been approved as a preceptor by Midwestern University  Chicago College of  Pharmacy, and has spent a significant amount of time with the student in order to grade him/her fairly. Please contact our office if someone other than the assigned preceptor will be completing the evaluation. If this person if not currently an approved preceptor, we will need a completed Preceptor Profile form and resume or CV.

Where can I find my student's contact information?

Log into RMS > Under the "Rotations" tab you will see all of the students assigned to you > Locate your student and click on the student's name

How can I see a list of students assigned to me?

Log into RMS, and under "Rotations" you will see the rotation schedule. All of the students assigned to your site will be listed here. You can also click on the name of the student and/ or site to obtain additional information about the entity.

A preceptor has left our facility. Who do I tell?

Please contact our office and we will update the changes in RMS, usually within 48 hours.

A pharmacist has joined our facility and would like to become a preceptor. What do they do?

Please have the preceptor complete a Preceptor Profile form, and return it to us with a recent copy of his/her CV or resume. Our office will let you know as soon as the application has been approved, usually within 48 hours.

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