ASHP Releases Preceptor Guide

March 21, 2017

There is finally a one-stop resource available preceptor development.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) recently released a new reference to help pharmacists train students and residents for their patient care roles.

The Effective Pharmacy Preceptor synthesizes theories of experiential education into a practical, easy-to-use resource for both new and seasoned preceptors, according to ASHP. The guide is the first publication to compile the myriad resources available for preceptor development into a single reference.

“Although they are routinely called on to supervise and instruct students and residents during experiential rotations, pharmacists often do not have formal training as preceptors and have to sort through numerous sources for guidance,” said co-author Mate M. Soric, PharmD. “We believe that ‘The Effective Pharmacy Preceptor’ will serve as an approachable resource for real-world advice as practitioners work to shape future generations of pharmacists.”

Stacey R. Schneider, PharmD, and S. Scott Wisneski, PharmD, also co-authored The Effective Pharmacy Preceptor.

“Designed for preceptors, experiential coordinators, and residency program directors in a variety of practice settings, the text uses case studies to explore key concepts. Each chapter of the reference includes application questions and tips, as well as a list of resources that provide more detailed treatment of a specific topic,” according to a statement from ASHP.

Topics include: assessing a practice site for potential learning experiences, tailoring rotations to different learners, developing rotation orientations, dealing with difficult situations, and expanding existing experiential offerings.

Soric, a clinical pharmacy specialist and residency program director at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, OH; and Vice Chair, practice-based research and Associate Professor of pharmacy practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy (NEOMED) in Rootstown, OH, has published a number of peer-reviewed abstracts, manuscripts, and texts.

Schneider, an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at NEOMED, serves on multiple editorial boards and has published several manuscripts and book chapters. Wisneski is the Program Director, Health-System Pharmacy Administration, and Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at NEOMED.

To order The Effective Pharmacy Preceptor (ISBN: 978-1-58528-554-9), click here, email custserv@ashp.org, or call 866-279-0681 (U.S. & Canada) or 001-301-664-8700 (international). For bulk sales inquiries and desk copy requests, contact ASHP sales representative Chris Jezowski at cjezowski@ashp.org.