APhA Advanced Preceptor Training

Preceptors take on many roles, that of teacher, coach, practitioner, provider, and faculty member. Take advantage of the APhA Advanced Preceptor Training to gain the knowledge and confidence you need to be a successful preceptor. If you currently serve as a preceptor, this program will give you access to peer-developed content which will provide you with additional knowledge and tools to enhance the experiential education process for you and your student pharmacists and residents. For new preceptors, the APhA Advanced Preceptor Training will provide you with a strong foundation to get started in your new role.

Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
Learning Level: 1

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Learning goal
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. 
 
The certificate of completion requires the prerequisite activities, plus any 10 activities. In addition to the 13 hours of CPE credit, you will have access to the entire preceptor content for 365 days from the day you started the material.
 
To see a preview of this engaging training, select any of the Track icons below.
 
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  • The Role of a Preceptor (required activity)
  • Setting Expectations for Rotations (required activity)
  • Developing Rotation Activities (required activity)
  • Communicating with Student Pharmacists
  • Preventing Preceptor Burnout
  • Complying with ACPE Standards for APPE and IPPE

 

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  • Principles of Adult Learning
  • Evaluating Student Pharmacists and 
    Delivering Constructive Feedback
  • Navigating Conflict in the Experiential Setting
  • Legal Issues in Precepting
  • Motivating and Engaging Student Pharmacists
  • Professionalism During Rotation

 

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  • Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process
  • Guiding Practice-Based Research
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Medication Reviews and Patient Counseling Skills
  • Placing Journal Clubs into Practice

 

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  • Interprofessional Precepting
  • Cultural Competency and Health Literacy
  • Team-Based Learning
  • Interprofessional Communications
 

Accreditation

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. APhA Advanced Preceptor Training is approved for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for this activity are listed below.

  • Getting Started as a Preceptor Prerequisite is approved for 3 hours (0.3 CEUs) of CPE credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-191-H04-P  
  • Preventing Preceptor Burnout is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of CPE credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-174-H04-P
  • Motivational Interviewing is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of CPE credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-184-H04-P
  • The Role of a Preceptor is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of CPE credit.  ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-170-H04-P
  • Communicating with Student Pharmacists is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of CPE credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-173-H04-P
  • Complying with ACPE Standards for IPPE and APPE is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of CPE credit. ACPE 0202-0000-18-175-H04-P
  • Principles of Adult Learning is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-176-H04-P
  • Evaluating Student Pharmacists and Delivering Constructive Feedback is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of CPE credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-177-H04-P
  • Navigating Conflict in the Experiential Setting is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of CPE credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-178-H04-P
  • Legal Issues in Precepting is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of CPE credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-179-H04-P
  • Motivating and Engaging Student Pharmacists is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-180-H04-P
  • Professionalism during Rotation is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of CPE credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-181-H04-P
  • Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of CPE credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-182-H04-P
  • Guiding Practice-Based Research is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of CPE credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-183-H04-P
  • Medication Reviews and Patient Counseling Skills is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-185-H04-P
  • Placing Journal Clubs into Practice is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-186-H04-P
  • Interprofessional Precepting is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-187-H04-P
  • Cultural Competency and Health Literacy is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-188-H04-P
  • Team-Based Learning is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of credit. ACPE 0202-0000-18-189-H04-P02
  • Interprofessional Communications is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-190-H04-P
  • Setting Expectations for Rotations is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-190-H04-P
  • Developing Rotation Activities is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of credit. ACPE UAN 0202-0000-18-172-H04-P
     
    • Release Date: June 15, 2018, Expiration Date: June 15, 2021; PLEASE NOTE: NO Home Study credit granted after this date

Program completion requirements

To earn continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit and/or a Certificate of Completion, participants must meet all the following requirements:

  • Complete the prerequisite content to confirm baseline knowledge.
  • Complete the self-assessment.
  • Identify and complete 10 activities and the associated assessment and evaluation. Participant must successfully complete each activity assessment with a score of 70% or better.
  • Credit must be claimed for each activity in order to obtain credit.
    • Participants will need to have a valid APhA (pharmacist.com) username and password, as well as a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.
  • The Certificate of Completion will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s My Training page.
    • You can provide the certificate to your school or employer to show them your advanced training in the area of precepting.  

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete a continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit an assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.


Development and support

APhA Advanced Preceptor Training was developed by the American Pharmacists Association. Copyright © 2018 by the American Pharmacists Association. 

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