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Pharmacy Preceptor Program

About the Preceptor Program

The professional student pharmacists at the Rangel College of Pharmacy attain and practice their skills with one of the largest preceptor network in the state of Texas, more than 1,100 members strong.

At least 39 percent of alumni are from South Texas, while 41 percent of graduates practice pharmacy in South Texas. More than 96 percent of graduates are licensed pharmacists. We continue to have at least 39 percent of current students from South Texas.

The Rangel College of Pharmacy is a member of the Texas Consortium on Experiential Programs.

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.

Preceptors:

  • 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.

Preceptor Responsibilities

  • 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.

Preceptor Benefits

  • 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 Continuing Education opportunities.
  • 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

Preceptor Newsletter

Our preceptor newsletter, The Rotation, provides the latest news from our preceptors and our current P4 students:

Become a Pharmacy 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.

We are exceptionally proud of our preceptors and would be honored to have you join us!

Steps to become a preceptor

  1. Complete three (3) hours of preceptor CE.
  2. Complete and submit the Preceptor Certification Application to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP).  Please note the original document must be mailed to the TSBP.
  3. Once approved as a preceptor by the TSBP, fill out the A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy Preceptor Information Form.
  4. Upon receipt of the preceptor information form, a profile will be created in the software database and the appropriate login information to the system will be sent.  

You will need to visit these links after we have your information processed into E*Value:

Continuing Education for Preceptors

The professional development of our preceptors is a priority at the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy. We are committed to offering live and online continuing education content to meet the needs of our preceptors. We seek input from our community partners on topics of interest. Please don't hesitate to contact our office with questions or suggestions you may have.

Online Continuing Education programs

Upcoming live Continuing Education programs

Our Live Continuing Education event took place on Friday, May 17, 2019.

For more information contact:

Denise Hornsby
Administrative Associate V
Phone: 361-221-0661
dhornsby@tamu.edu