Preceptor SIG


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To create a professional network of pharmacists who share an interest in any or all aspects of precepting student pharmacists and/or pharmacy residents.


To create an interactive community where pharmacists who precept students and residents have the opportunity to communicate and get feedback on precepting strategies, precepting challenges and solutions, and opportunities for preceptor growth and development. This community will also serve as a conduit for APhA to a) identify practice-based teaching models that support the advancement of patient-care services and b) address training and development needs of preceptor pharmacists in order to continually improve the quality of experiential teaching within the profession of pharmacy.

SIG Leaders

The SIG is led by a volunteer Coordinator and Coordinator-elect. Leaders are available to answer SIG member questions.

Coordinator: Lanita White
Coordinator-elect: Cortney Mospan 

SIG Committees

APhA-APPM Preceptor SIG Membership Committee
To identify the educational needs of both new and seasoned preceptors.

APhA-APPM Preceptor SIG Communications Committee (Chair: Morgan Sayler)
To utilize the website for communication among preceptors; to identify resource needs among preceptors.                                                                       

APhA-APPM Preceptor SIG New Practitioner Committee (Chair: Angela Olenik)
To identify needs and opportunities for new practitioner preceptors.

APhA-APPM Preceptor SIG Recognition Committee (Chair: Nathan Pope)
To identify ways to recognize preceptors within our academy. 

APhA-APPM Preceptor SIG Volunteer Opportunities

The APhA-APPM Preceptor SIG is seeking SIG members for future volunteer opportunities. Interested members are encouraged to take advantage of this member benefit and to share their voice within the SIG! Members will be contacted as opportunities become available. For any questions please contact the SIG Coordinator and/or Coordinator-elect.

Preceptor SIG New Practitioner Spotlight: Erica Tolle, PharmD

Each month, the Preceptor SIG will highlight the activities and accomplishments of a New Practitioner member. This month’s spotlight is on Dr. Erica Tolle, PharmD.

Dr. Erica Tolle is currently an Academic Fellow at the University of Cincinnati. In this position, Dr. Tolle practices at the Cincinnati Health Department in an appointment based model providing disease state education and clinical services. Despite being a learner herself, Dr. Tolle precepts APPE and PGY-1 community residents, teaches PharmD students and residents at the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, manages the college’s community residency, and participates in research.

Dr. Tolle’s reason for serving as a preceptor is to “pay it forward.” Dr. Tolle states that,”precepting is a way to give back to the profession, to continuously challenge yourself to remain engaged and to learn from students and residents both clinically and academically.”

“One of the most rewarding parts of my current fellowship position is assisting with the college’s residency program. The opportunity to serve as a mentor and develop a professional and personal relationship with residents is an involvement that I hope to continue throughout my career!”

Aside from precepting, Dr. Tolle serves within APhA as a Peer-Reviewer for JAPhA, sits on the New Practitioner Network Transitions Editorial Advisory Board, and published A survey of pharmacists’ preparedness for provider status implementation in JAPhA’s residents edition. Dr. Tolle is also a member of the Ohio Pharmacists’ Association (OPA) Legal & Regulatory Affairs committee.

If you would like to nominate a candidate for a future spotlight, please contact APhA-APPM Preceptor SIG New Practitioner Chair Angela Olenik at


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