We welcome interested pharmacists to become preceptors for our experiential education program, and encourage current preceptors to become familiar with the many benefits of becoming an affiliate preceptor with the UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Preceptors serve as positive role models for our students, introduce students to the many facets of pharmacy practice, and facilitate an experience where students are encouraged to be responsible for their learning. Being a preceptor can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, and offers teaching opportunities in addition to a close relationship with our school of pharmacy. Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm in being a preceptor for our student pharmacists.
If you are interested in offering a new rotation site for an IPPE and/or APPE experience, please contact:
- IPPE: Pam McGlynn, email@example.com
- APPE: Ezra Blaize, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Experiential Education Team Members
For APPE issues please contact Ezra Blaize, email@example.com
For IPPE issues please contact Pam McGlynn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 858.822.7803
- Experiential Education Resources
Experiential Education Syllabi
- IPPE Syllabus
- APPE Acute Care Syllabus
- APPE Ambulatory Care Syllabus
- APPE Community Pharmacy Syllabus
- APPE Hospital/Health-System Syllabus
Policies and Guidelines
EPIC Access for Student Pharmacists
If the account is not logged into every 20 days, a block is automatically placed on the account.
If you are unable to access your account, please call the IT Help Desk at 619-543-4357, and they can quickly remove the block. This service desk is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
APPE Rotation Description Template and Examples
We request that APPE preceptors use our standardized Rotation Description template format (below) when creating or revising an APPE Rotation Description/Syllabus (some examples are provided below).
APPE Rotation Description Template with Instructions
- ACUTE CARE
- AMBULATORY CARE
- COMMUNITY PRACTICE
Procedures Following Occupational Exposure
Guidelines for Students in Distress
- Preceptors, Didactic Instructors/Lecturers
Appointment Request Form (used for didactic instructors, preceptors, lecturers, or similar)
Note: The appointment request form is for individuals who are at locations where a signed training affiliation agreement has been approved.
Note: This is not applicable for a UC San Diego pharmacy resident enrolled in the UC San Diego Health Pharmacy Resident Program.
Volunteer Appointment Process
VPN Access to Library Resources
Once you have a UC San Diego username and password, you will be able to access online resources from off campus. You will be using the Virtual Private Network (VPN), also described at the link below. It involves downloading a client to your computer, which you can turn on and off. When you open the client, enter the username and password. When you try to access a licensed resource you won’t be prompted to enter that information again, as long as the VPN is on. The instructions at the link below describe the best option for setting up off campus access.Once you have a UC San Diego username and password, you will be able to access online resources from off campus. You will be using the Virtual Private Network (VPN), also described at the link below. It involves downloading a client to your computer, which you can turn on and off. When you open the client, enter the username and password. When you try to access a licensed resource you won’t be prompted to enter that information again, as long as the VPN is on.
The instructions at the link below describe the best option for setting up off campus access.
You will find many useful resources at our Medicine Resources Guide: http://ucsd.libguides.com/medicine
Our “Online Clinical Library” (https://libraries.ucsd.edu/clinlib/ ) is a great link to use that pulls together our more clinically-oriented databases, including some excellent drug information databases such as Clinical Pharmacology, Micromedex and Natural Medicines. Here is a link to the many options available for mobile access: http://ucsd.libguides.com/bmlmobile
If the VPN doesn’t work at your work location, please try at home as well. That way we’ll be able to tell if you have a firewall issue; there is a workaround that usually helps if that is the case.
If you have additional questions regarding library resources please contact Penny Coppernoll-Blach, Biomedical Reference Librarian at email@example.com
Resetting Passwords for VPN Access to the UC San Diego Library
If you already have VPN access to the UC San Diego library system and you are not able to login you may need to reset your password. (Typically this occurs due to “lack of use” over 30 days.)
For assistance please contact the UC San Diego Health Sciences Information Services (HSIS) Help Desk at 619.543.HELP (4357). They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you know your username, please provide it to HSIS (this will speed up the process).
HSIS will ask you several questions to confirm you are affiliated with UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. They will then reset your password.
Preceptor instructions on how to access your evaluations from students.
Office of Experiential Education Newsletters
Pharmacists' Patient Care Process
Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners. Pharmacists' Patient Care Process. May 29, 2014.
Preceptors with an affiliate or voluntary appointment may be eligible to receive some reimbursement for professional pharmacy conference/meeting registration or printing of a professional poster presented at a meeting. Note: This is not applicable to a UC San Diego pharmacy resident, as they receive support via the UC San Diego Health Pharmacy Resident Program.
Meeting Registration Fee Guidelines Registration Reimbursement Form
Poster Guidelines Preceptor Presentation Template Poster Presentation Information Form
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