The Role of a Preceptor

Pharmacy preceptors play in important role in the educational development of Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy students, from beginning first-year students through advanced fourth-year students. Multiple precepting opportunities exist through service learning, shadowing, clinical experiences and mentoring in order for the students to develop the attitudes, values and behaviors of professional pharmacists. Click here to become a preceptor.


  • Are role models
  • Share past pharmacy experiences
  • Take an interest in the student’s education
  • Offer guidance for career selection
  • Are prospective employers
  • TSBP licensed preceptors (three hours of preceptor CE every two years)
  • The accreditation standards require pharmacy preceptors to interact significantly with students and to closely supervise students’ activities.


  • Assess the student’s level and develop rotation activities suitable to their current abilities and the desired learning outcomes.
  • Provide structure and develop meaningful rotation experiences for the student to allow progression and development.
  • Stay abreast of current practice trends.
  • Assist the college by evaluating student’s performance and documenting hours through the online monitoring system (E*Value) at the conclusion of every rotation.
  • Communicate with the Rangel College of Pharmacy to address concerns and areas of need.


  • Give back to the profession and know that you are contributing to the next generation
  • Stay current with practice trends
  • Challenge yourself to offer meaningful learning experiences and learn as you teach.
  • Free live CE.
  • Utilize your student to assist with quality assurance programs, health fairs and other projects
  • Receive assistance with time-consuming tasks
  • Develop a research collaboration with your student
  • Utilize the Medical Science Library resources
  • Meet and attract future employees

Contact us

Denise Hornsby
Administrative Associate