Experiential Education & Preceptors

Welcome Preceptors

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, pmcglynn@health.ucsd.edu
  • APPE: Jayne Laity, jlaity@health.ucsd.edu or Ezra Blaize, eblaize@health.ucsd.edu

 

Experiential Education Team Members

For APPE issues please contact Jayne Laity, jlaity@health.ucsd.edu, 858.822.2458 or Ezra Blaize, eblaize@health.ucsd.edu

For IPPE issues please contact Pam McGlynn, pmcglynn@health.ucsd.edu, 858.822.7803

Team Members and Contact Information

Experiential Education Resources

Experiential Calendars

Experiential Education Syllabi

Policies and Guidelines

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

Procedures Following Occupational Exposure

Guidelines for Students in Distress

Experiential Education Attendance and Absence Guidelines

Preceptors

Becoming a Preceptor

Appointment Request Form

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. 
https://library.ucsd.edu/computing-and-technology/connect-from-off-campus/

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 pblach@ucsd.edu

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.

Preceptor Reimbursements

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.

Conference Registration

Meeting Registration Fee Guidelines        Registration Reimbursement Form

 

Posters

Poster Guidelines       Preceptor Presentation Template         Poster Presentation Information Form

 

Office of Experiential Education Newsletters

Office of Experiential Education Newsletter Archives