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Prospective Preceptors

Chicago College of Pharmacy


Application
Preceptor Information
Course Descriptions

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 (IPPE) I - Community
PPRA 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
PPRA 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
PPRA 1721
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
PPRA 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
PPRA 1886
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
PPRA 1887
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
PPRA 1888
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
PPRA 1889
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
PPRA 1890
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
PPRA 1885
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.