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Preceptor and Clinical Faculty

The College of Pharmacy partners with experiential sites and preceptors committed to the education of pharmacy students. From the beginning, students at RFUMS College of Pharmacy will practice interprofessional health care by learning from, with, and about other healthcare professional students. RFUMS College of Pharmacy will achieve its Mission only through the efforts of dedicated preceptors who embrace interprofessionalism and are willing to share experience, knowledge, and time.

In accordance with the ACPE Guidance for Standards 2016 document, RFUMS seeks preceptors who "demonstrate a desire and aptitude for teaching that includes the important roles necessary for teaching clinical problem solving including instructing, modeling, coaching/mentoring, and facilitating." (Standards 20.1, 20.3)

Additional desired attributes include (as applicable to their area of practice):

  • Practicing ethically and with compassion for patients
  • Accepting personal responsibility for patient outcomes
  • Having professional education, experience, and competence commensurate with their position
  • Utilizing clinical and scientific publications in clinical care decision-making and evidence-based practice
  • Desiring to educate others (patients, caregivers, other healthcare professionals, students, residents)
  • Demonstrating the willingness and ability to advocate for patients and the profession
  • Demonstrating creative thinking that fosters an innovative, entrepreneurial approach to problem solving
  • Having an aptitude for facilitating learning
  • Being competent in the documentation and assessment of student performance
  • Having a systematic, self-directed approach to their own continuing professional development and actively participate in self-directed lifelong learning.
  • Collaborating with other healthcare professionals as a visible and contributing member of a team
  • Being committed to their practice organization, professional societies, and the community (Standard 20.1)

RFUMS College of Pharmacy recognizes that individual pharmacists may have diverse interests in involvement and therefore offers two levels of faculty appointments: Preceptors and Clinical Faculty.

Preceptors

Becoming a Preceptor at RFUMS College of Pharmacy

RFUMS College of Pharmacy recognizes the significant contribution of Preceptors. In return, Preceptors at RFUMS College of Pharmacy, will receive numerous opportunities for professional and academic development including:

  • Access to Faculty Development:
    • RFUMS College of Pharmacy sponsored continuing education opportunities (live and home-based)
    • University faculty development seminars/webinars
    • University Educational Research and Scholarship Interest Group Workshops
    • Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential teaching tools
    • Pharmacist’s Newsletter Preceptor Training and Resource Network:
      • Includes continuing education activities, experiential teaching tools, journal clubs, patient-safety and practice-based teaching resources, preceptor networking, and college-specific documents including grading and evaluation tools, orientation, and experiential manuals
  • Academic appointment with RFUMS College of Pharmacy with the title "Lecturer*".
    • * Please note, the Preceptor "Lecturer" appointment/title does not require Preceptors to deliver classroom lectures to pharmacy students.
    • Preceptors interested in more active involvement with RFUMS College of Pharmacy including classroom learning may apply as Clinical Faculty.
  • Access to RFUMS University library (electronic journal and book access included)
  • RFUMS email account

To become a preceptor at RFUMS, applicants must:

  • Complete a Preceptor Application Form
  • Provide the following:
    • Professional credentials including PharmD or BS in Pharmacy (with minimum of 1 year of experience) or equivalent credentials (e.g. MD, RN, APN, PhD, PA, JD etc.)
    • Pharmacist license in good standing (or license in good standing as applies to specified profession)
  • An active affiliation agreement is required between the site of practice and RFUMS College of Pharmacy.

For additional questions about becoming a Preceptor at RFUMS College of Pharmacy, please contact:

Lisa Michener, PharmD, MS, Director of Experiential Education at RFUMS College of Pharmacy at 847-578-8831 or preceptors.siteforms@rosalindfranklin.edu.

Preceptor Training Modules

The Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy has partnered with the Pharmacist’s Letter Preceptor Training and Resource Network to facilitate our required preceptor training. The orientation and learning modules that must be completed by College preceptors can be accessed by logging into the Network. Please click here for instructions on how to create a username and profile to log into the Network, or how to associate your existing profile with the College.

If you have any questions about gaining access to the Network or the required modules, please contact Vanessa Knox-Harris at vanessa.knoxharris@rosalindfranklin.edu or 847-578-8782.

Clinical Faculty

  • Pharmacists interested in educating pharmacy students in the introductory or advanced pharmacy practice experiences.
  • Pharmacists interested in active involvement in RFUMS College of Pharmacy activities including providing lectures, participating on committees, or research collaboration with full-time RFUMS College of Pharmacy faculty.

Becoming a Clinical Faculty member at RFUMS College of Pharmacy:

In addition to serving as a Preceptor, pharmacists with a Clinical Faculty appointment may be actively involved with the RFUMS College of Pharmacy contribute in one or more of the following areas:

  • Didactic education including classroom lectures, small groups discussions, laboratory supervision, etc.
  • Leadership and service: participate on committees and advisory boards; conduct admissions interviews; and perform consultation
  • Research collaboration with full-time RFUMS College of Pharmacy faculty

RFUMS College of Pharmacy recognizes the significant contribution of Clinical Faculty. In return, Clinical Faculty at RFUMS College of Pharmacy, will receive numerous opportunities for professional and academic development including:

  • Access to Faculty Development:
    • RFUMS College of Pharmacy sponsored continuing education opportunities (live and home-based)
    • University faculty development seminars/webinars
    • University Educational Research and Scholarship Interest Group Workshops
    • Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential teaching tools
    • Pharmacist’s Newsletter Preceptor Training and Resource Network:
      • Includes continuing education activities, experiential teaching tools, journal clubs, patient-safety and practice-based teaching resources, preceptor networking, and college-specific documents including grading and evaluation tools, orientation, and experiential manuals
  • Academic appointment with RFUMS College of Pharmacy as Clinical Faculty
  • Clinical Faculty benefit from recognition, and promotion opportunities including Clinical Assistant, Associate, and Professor level titles
  • Access to RFUMS University library (electronic journal and book access included)
  • RFUMS email account
  • Invitation to participate RFUMS College of Pharmacy Faculty Retreats and Meetings

For a Clinical Faculty appointment at RFUMS, applicants must:

  • Complete a Preceptor Application Form.
  • Provide the following:
    • Professional credentials including PharmD or BS in Pharmacy (with minimum of 1 year of experience) or equivalent credentials (e.g. MD, RN, APN, PhD, PA, JD etc.)
    • Pharmacist license in good standing (or license in good standing as applies to specified profession)
    • Letters of reference
  • An active affiliation agreement for their practice site

For additional questions, about becoming Clinical Faculty at RFUMS College of Pharmacy please contact: Scott Hanes, PharmD, Chair of Pharmacy Practice at RFUMS College of Pharmacy at 847-578-8831 or preceptors.siteforms@rosalindfranklin.edu.