Professional Practice Program Benefits for Preceptors
1. Faculty Recognition – Preceptors can be formally recognized for their contributions to pharmacy experiential education through designations by the appropriate academic rank modified by the prefix Clinical. These designations are designed to recognize individual pharmacist’s contributions to pharmacy education and the appropriate title will be determined by the Dean of the College of Pharmacy and the Chairman of the Department of Pharmacy Practice on an annual basis.
2. Program Materials – Preceptors will receive one each of the following before the beginning of each rotation cycle:
- Picture of the fourth professional year class
- Course Manual
3. Continuing Pharmacy Education – The College of Pharmacy is pleased to support the efforts of its volunteer preceptors who seek to enhance their practice skills through continuing pharmacy education (C.P.E.). The college will continue to provide assistance to defer the expense of obtaining those educational benefits.
4. Annual Preceptor Requirements – Complete 1 hour of preceptor development continuing education through the Collaborative Education Institute (CEI) website annually. CEI is easy to access from the CORE website. Once you have logged in, click on the “External Resources” tab, located on the bottom-left of the screen. Below this tab, click “CEI.” Directions for accessing CEI will be on the page. As a preceptor benefit you are able to complete as many programs through CEI as you want.
5. Preceptor Development Conference – The College of Pharmacy hosts their Preceptor Development Conference at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute every April. The event is designed to help bring UAMS College of Pharmacy preceptors together, so that they can stay up-to-date on College of Pharmacy changes. In addition, the event helps preceptors expand their skills as educators.
6. Library Access – Preceptors will have improved access to UAMS resources including email, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences library. In addition, you will also be able to obtain materials through Interlibrary Loan at no cost. This package expands preceptor access to all of the UAMS library’s on-line resources including PubMed with full-text articles from journals in the library’s collection and information databases such as the Lexi-Comp on-line access and DynaMed. With this access comes a UAMS e-mail address that will enhance the communication between volunteer preceptors and the College.
- Procedure: To qualify for this benefit, please complete section one of the “Non-Employee Data Form” sheet and fax back to 501-686-8104. We must also have a copy of your Preceptor Agreement Form on file at the College. If you have any questions regarding library access for College of Pharmacy preceptors please contact the Office of Experiential Education at 501-686-6494.
- Area Health Education Centers
All health care professionals are eligible to use the collections of the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and to request interlibrary loans of articles for journals not located in their AHEC library. Check with your AHEC library for the terms for interlibrary loans as some provide this service without charge for health care professionals and to students as well.
- Free Assistance and Training From the UAMS Librarians
The UAMS librarians will provide assistance via phone, email, in person, and/or meet with groups of five or more health care professionals and provide training at no charge. As with faculty, preceptors are encouraged to utilize the expertise available at the college on problems they may have at their practice site. We want preceptors to be active participants in our educational program – share your ideas at every opportunity. If we can assist you with any area of your practice, don’t hesitate to call on us.
7. Pharmacist’s Letter: Preceptor Training & Resource Network – We’re pleased to announce that UAMS College of Pharmacy has made special arrangements to provide you with Preceptor Training & Resource Network from Pharmacist’s Letter.
Preceptor Training & Resource Network
- Access to UAMS College of Pharmacy’s preceptor requirements, preceptor application forms, school specific training modules, etc.
- Preceptor CE (home-based courses and live webinars)
- Sample student syllabi, activities, assignments and schedules
- Orientation, grading and evaluation tools
- Targeted professionalism, patient safety and practice-based teaching resources
- PL Journal Club (APPE teaching tools)
- Pharmacy 101 (IPPE teaching tools)
- End-of-rotation exams
- Preceptor discussion board
Set up your access
A. If you already have access to Pharmacist’s Letter your subscription most likely includes Preceptor Training & Resource Network, which means you can access it the same way you access Pharmacist’s Letter.
B. If you don’t have access to Pharmacist’s Letter, you need to set up a UAMS College of Pharmacy Preceptor CE ID # as follows:
2. Click on “I’m new to Pharmacist’s Letter – sign me up for Preceptor CE and Resources!”
Your CE ID # will be automatically created and you’ll be able to use it from any Internet-connected computer to access Preceptor Training & Resource Network.
Here’s how to access Preceptor Training & Resource Network:
Go to www.pharmacistsletter.com/?referer=uarkansas/ptrn, enter your CE ID # in the top box and click Login. (You won’t need a password.)
Contact Preceptor Training & Resource Network with questions.