Preceptor Education and Training Program
The College of Pharmacy has developed the Preceptor Education and Training Program as a resource to provide preceptors the tools necessary to be efficient teachers by providing various seminars focusing on topics such as educational methodologies, preceptor roles and responsibilities, and continuing professional development.
The Preceptor Education and Training Program is divided into four track-based components: CSU-COP Preceptor Orientation Track, Preceptor 101 Track, Adult and Pedagogical Teaching Methodologies Track, and Continuing Professional Development Track.
CSU-COP Preceptor Orientation Track
The CSU-COP Preceptor Orientation Track primarily focuses on orientating the preceptors to the Colleges’ professional practice curriculum as well the role and responsibilities of the preceptor in student education. All preceptors are required to complete the following CSU-COP Preceptor Orientation Track module:
Preceptor Orientation: Welcome to Chicago State University College of Pharmacy! click here for WEB PODCAST To download a free version of Adobe Shockwave click here: http://www.adobe.com/go/getshockwave/
After completing the module, preceptors must submit proof of completing the module by submitting the following on-line form: Click here to download proof of completion form
The learning objectives of this module will enable the preceptor to:
1. Explain the College’s mission, goals, and values as it pertains to student education;
2. Describe the objectives and components of the College’s professional practice curriculum;
3. Explain the roles and responsibilities of the student, preceptor, and College as it relates to the professional practice program;
4. Describe the relevance of ACPE Standards 2007 to student education; and
5. Describe the benefits to serving as a preceptor.
The Preceptor 101 Track
The Preceptor 101 Track, targeted specifically for first time preceptors, will focus on general and introductory concepts of effective teaching in a professional practice setting.
Community Pharmacy Preceptors:Specifically, the continuing education module (ACPE Accredited for 3 credit hours/0.3 CEU), “Community Pharmacist Preceptor Education Program” developed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc) must be completed by first time preceptors who primarily practice in a community pharmacy practice setting. To access this module, visit the following web link:http://nacds.rxschool.com/Course/info.cfm/course_id/375
The learning objectives of this continuing education module will enable the preceptor to:
- Facilitate effective communication among all parties involved with a community pharmacy practice experience;
- Establish a framework for student pharmacist learning during a community pharmacy practice experience;
- Align the activities of the experience with the stated objectives and competencies for the specific practice experience;
- Provide effective and informative orientation for student pharmacists at the beginning of the experience;
- Communicate feedback to student pharmacists in a positive and appropriate manner;
- Develop strategies for providing accurate, fair assessments of student pharmacists; and
- Cultivate qualities of professionalism in student pharmacists.
Pharmacy Preceptor Training & Resource Network
The Chicago State University College of Pharmacy has recently joined the Pharmacist's Letter Preceptor Training and Resource Network (PTRN) and is happy to provide access to this resource to our preceptors. The PTRN offers preceptors access to:
- Information about precepting students at Schools/Colleges of Pharmacy
- Preceptor training continuing education courses
- Pharmacist's Letter Journal Club handouts and preceptor materials
- Preceptors Education Toolbox (syllabi, grading and evaluation, assignments, exams)
- Preceptors Interact discussion groups
To access the PTRN, click on the following link or copy/paste the URL into your browser:
If you already have a subscription to Pharmacist’s Letter,
you can log in at this page with your regular login codes.
If you do not have a subscription, you can set up a personal CE ID# for access.
To obtain your personal access code, first click on
I'm new to Pharmacist's Letter - sign me up for Preceptor CE and Resources! on the left side.
Enter your contact information, site affilliation, and email address as requested in the registration form, then click submit. You will be asked to review the information you provided, agree to the terms and conditions of The Pharmacist's Letter, and confirm that you are in fact a preceptor of record with Chicago State University College of Pharmacy. You will then receive an acknowledgement email with your CE ID #, which you can use to login to the Preceptor Training and Resource Network.