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2011-2012 Advanced Practice Experience Information for Preceptors

Thank you for agreeing to participate in Drake’s Experiential Program.  Attached is your Advanced Practice Experience schedule for the 2011-2012 academic year.  We owe our success in part to you as a preceptor for taking the time to teach our future pharmacists.   Your P4 students should contact you approximately one month prior to the start of their rotation for instructions on beginning their experience.

We now use E*Value as our web-based experiential education tracking system.  A number of orientation resources are available to you if you are new to the system or just need a refresher. 

Use the link below to access a written guide and a series of 1-2 minute online tutorials demonstrating various functionalities. 

   /cphs/experiential/pharmacy/evalue_preceptors.php

We will continue to ask that you assess student’s work using four tools:

  • Daily Logs (review and grade throughout experience)
  • Interventions (review and confirm throughout experience)
  • Checklist Items (review and confirm at end of experience)
  • Mid-point and final competency assessments

We have many resources available to you as a preceptor.  Please visit our preceptor page at the link below to access the Experiential Education Manual, sample syllabi, preceptor development opportunities, access to library resources and much more.

    /cphs/experiential/pharmacy/preceptors/index.php

Finally, please note that the Experiential Education Manual addresses the policies and procedures for the experiential program.  The manual can be viewed in its entirety by using the link found on the Preceptor page within our website provided above.  There are some additional areas to which I would like to draw your attention:

  1. Absences from rotation.  All absences, along with specific plans to make up the missed time, whether through additional time or projects, must be documented on the absence form and faxed to the experiential office at (515) 271-4569.  Students can access the absence form from our website.
  2. Because rotations are five-week blocks students will not be off during the ASHP Midyear meeting.   Students interested in the meeting scheduled for 12/04/11-12/08/11 should be allowed to attend without being penalized.  We encourage students to be active in the profession so hopefully any professional meeting could be seen as part of their educational experience.
  3. Official holidays for students on rotations include:

                May 30                        Memorial Day

                July 4                          Fourth of July

                September 5                 Labor Day

                October 28                   Graduate Interview Day (excused if interviewing)

                November 24               Thanksgiving (Friday, November 25 at discretion of preceptor)

                January 16                   Martin Luther King Jr. Day

                February (tbd)               Pharmacy Day (late February - excused if attend function)

                April 27 Drake Relays    Dismiss early 2:00 (at discretion of preceptor)

Again, thank you for working with our students during the 2011-2012 academic year.  Please contact our office at (515) 271-3191 if you have any questions or need our support.

 

Sincerely,

Denise Soltis, RPh
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Drake University
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311
(515) 271-3191
exp.pharmacy@drake.edu

 

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