Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence In Precepting Award

2023 Award Recipient

Jennifer L. Seifert, MS, RPh, BCGP

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Jennifer Seifert is the Director of Continuing Professional Development and PGY1 Community-based Residency Program Director at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. She graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1993 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacy and from The Ohio State University in 1999 with a Masters of Science in pharmacology. She is Board Certified in Geriatric Pharmacy. Jennifer is a community-based pharmacist practitioner and has precepted hundreds of pharmacy students and 36 pharmacy residents in a variety of community-based practices including Kroger, the Medicine Shoppe, Target, and the Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio. She currently teaches two courses in global health bringing a global perspective on to pharmacy students. Her practice interests include innovative community practice, underserved care, and geriatric medication management. Her professional focus is to foster continuing professional development for pharmacists in practice from 1 to 50 years to cultivate confidence, competence, and compassion in everything they do from delivering direct patient care to assuming responsibility for the advancement of safe and effective medication use systems in community pharmacy.


The APhA Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award recognizes a community pharmacy residency director or preceptor who has demonstrated excellence in precepting, mentoring, leadership, and community pharmacy residency program administration. The award, established in 2003, is intended to recognize pharmacy practitioners who excel as community pharmacy residency directors or preceptors.

Evaluation Criteria

The nominee must be a pharmacist who is a member of APhA and director or preceptor in a community pharmacy residency program. Remington Honor Medalists are not eligible for the award. Self-nominations are not allowed. Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criteria (listed alphabetically; not in rank order):

  • APhA and other leadership roles
  • Community service
  • Influence on the resident and/or residency program
  • Innovative practice/scholarly activities
  • Promotion/advocacy of community pharmacy residency training

Nomination process

The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination.

The nomination is to include the following items:

A letter from the nominator describing the most important achievements of the nominee and explaining why the nominee meets the criteria for the award is recommended, but not required.

Two letters of recommendation are required. One of the letters of recommendation must be from a current or former resident. A maximum of two letters accepted

A current curriculum vitae or detailed résumé

Selection process

Selection is made by the past recipients of the award. Award recipients are selected based upon careful review of complete nominations.

Nature of award

The award to be presented at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition consists of an award, a $250 honorarium, and a complimentary meeting registration.

Past recipients

2022 Nathan D. Pope

2020 Robert T. Willis Jr.

2019 Edith Mirzaian

2018 Kristin Casper

2017 Laurie Warrington Fleming

2016 Margie E. Snyder

2014 Cherokee Layson-Wolf

2013 Sharon S. Gatewood

2012 Melissa Somma McGivney

2015 Joe Moose

2011 Stefanie P. Ferreri

2010 Holly Divine

2009 Jeffery A. Goad

2008 Jean-Venable “Kelly” R. Goode

2007 Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner

2006 Warren A. Narducci

2005 Jay D. Currie

2004 Marialice S. Bennett


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