The Preceptor Special Interest Group (SIG) is a professional network of pharmacists who precept students and residents have the opportunity to communicate and get feedback on precepting strategies, precepting challenges and solutions, and opportunities for preceptor growth and development. This community also serves as a conduit for APhA to a) identify practice-based teaching models that support the advancement of patient-care services and b) address training and development needs of preceptor pharmacists in order to continually improve the quality of experiential teaching within the profession of pharmacy.

APhA Advanced Preceptor Training

The goal of the APhA Advanced Preceptor Training Program is to provide a formal curriculum for preceptors at all practice sites who interact with student pharmacists and residents. The online-only training program will provide you with 13 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. The program requires all learners to experience the same baseline education from Track 1, and then allows you to use the self-assessment to identify your educational needs within the three remaining content tracks.

Getting Started as a Pharmacy Preceptor

This user-friendly book will be a handy resource for new preceptors, those considering becoming preceptors, and seasoned preceptors in any practice setting. Written in a conversational tone and containing examples and illustrated cases, Getting Started as a Pharmacy Preceptor covers the essential information to become and succeed as a pharmacy preceptor for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs and APPEs).

Additional APhA Resources

Teaching Transitions of Care: Facilitation through Didactic and Experiential Learning

The Centers for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education supports student pharmacist education and training within transitions of care as a component of medication use systems management; however, the educational objectives are unclear on how to best deliver that content. Pharmacy literature supports innovations in providing both didactic instruction in Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum as well as experiential learning on introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE).

During this archived webinar, the speakers discussed the need for educating APhA members on the best practices to facilitate student pharmacist training in transitions of care education in the classroom and in the experiential settings. This webinar is intended to provide continuing professional education where learners will be able to achieve the course’s learning objectives.