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IL: Pharmacist Recognized for Excellence in Teaching

May 13, 2010

by Office of Communications

Dr. Justin Schmidt accepts Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy's New Preceptor Excellence Award.

Naperville resident Justin Schmidt, Pharm.D., BCPS has been named the recipient of the Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCP) New Preceptor Excellence Award. This is the inaugural year for the award which was created to recognize the talents of preceptors who have less than five years experience at CCP or elsewhere.

Dr. Schmidt, who is an Assistant Professor in Pharmacy Practice and an alumnus of CCP, joined the faculty in 2007 after completing a pharmacy residency at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Maywood and a pharmacotherapy residency with CCP. He currently practices as a pharmacist in the Internal Medicine department at Hines VA where he routinely precepts 12 pharmacy students and seven residents annually.

In a relatively short time, Dr. Schmidt has established a strong reputation as an excellent preceptor. He finds creative mechanisms to aid student learning and has been proactive in embracing new technologies to reach his students. Students and residents alike have rated Dr. Schmidt very highly for his concern for student learning and his ability to provide high quality feedback. "Dr. Schmidt was a great preceptor," reports one of his former students, "I experienced true evidence-based medicine on this rotation ... he truly cares about pharmacy practice and his patients." 

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