The Preceptor Special Interest Group (SIG) is a professional network of 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 also serves 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.

APhA Advanced Preceptor Training

The goal of the APhA Advanced Preceptor Training Program is to provide a formal curriculum for preceptors at all practice sites who interact with student pharmacists and residents. The online-only training program will provide you with 13 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. The program requires all learners to experience the same baseline education from Track 1, and then allows you to use the self-assessment to identify your educational needs within the three remaining content tracks.

Getting Started as a Pharmacy Preceptor

This user-friendly book will be a handy resource for new preceptors, those considering becoming preceptors, and seasoned preceptors in any practice setting. Written in a conversational tone and containing examples and illustrated cases, Getting Started as a Pharmacy Preceptor covers the essential information to become and succeed as a pharmacy preceptor for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs and APPEs).

Precepting 101: A Guide For Preceptors

Are you a new preceptor, or a current preceptor who might need a refresher? The APhA-APPM Preceptor Special Interest Group (SIG) has developed “Precepting 101: New Preceptor Guide” to support you. The resource provides guidance on how to get started as a preceptor, develop and lead a rotation, manage multiple learners and challenging learners, develop yourself as a preceptor, and more!

Mental Health Primer for Preceptors: Tips for Supporting Learners With Mental Health Challenges

Pharmacy preceptors have the responsibility to create a safe and supportive space for all learners, including those who may be experiencing mental health challenges.The APhA–APPM Preceptor Special Interest Group (SIG) has developed “Mental Health Primer for Preceptors: Tips for Supporting Learners With Mental Health Challenges” to support you. The resource outlines potential signs and symptoms of mental health challenges; how to create a supportive environment, and communicate with and support learners; and relevant resources and case scenarios for implementing these strategies.

  • Access the Mental Health Primer