Preceptor Training

New to precepting?  Need some ideas to get started?  Maybe you aren't new to precepting, but are looking for ideas to enhance your precepting skills. Below are links to several programs that were designed specifically for preceptors.

Toolbox for Preceptors

The toolbox contains on-line workshops and "tools" that we hope you will find useful in your everyday interactions with the pharmacy students.  Simply click on the link, and the presentation will begin immediately.  For some of the workshops, there are additional materials you may find helpful and these are listed as examples below each workshop. 

Sample Documents

 These are examples and templates to assist you in developing a syllabus for your rotation, which will help you in communicating goals and expectations for your students.


The Barriers to Student Learning presentation given by Jenene Spencer at the Preceptor Workshop at the Arizona Pharmacy Association meeting in July 2010 cover barriers to student learning, case examples, and ideas for handling difficult student situations.  Sorry, CE credit is not available for viewing these slides online

Quick References 

Check out this Preceptor Tip Sheet for ideas of how to set expectations for students, direct them to read up on pertinent issues, and identify projects - without using too much of your own time!

Check out this Preceptor Information at a Glance for information about RxPreceptor - the online rotation management system, and other useful information.  Feel free to download or print it to keep handy for future reference.

The Pharmacist's Letter Preceptor Training & Resource Network

The Pharmacist's Letter website with lots of tools and CE for preceptors.

If you already have access to Pharmacist's Letter, it's important that you follow the link below to login.  This will ensure that you get Preceptor Training CE and other tools included in Preceptor Training & Resource Network added to your subscription.

If you don't have access to Pharmacist's Letter, you need to set up a University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Preceptor CE ID number.  Your CE ID number will be automatically created and you’ll be able to use it from any Internet-connected computer to access Preceptor Training & Resource Network.
(If you can’t click the link, copy and paste this exact URL into your web browser address bar.)  You may bookmark or add this web page to your “Favorites."

When you have set up your access, return to, enter your login information on the right side and click the login button.

FREE Preceptor Resources:

1. American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Precepting Resources:

2. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Preceptor Resource

3. Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Preceptor Development:

4. University of Virginia Health System Preceptor Development Program:

Archived Presentations

Practical Tips for Succesful Precepting
Dennis McAllister, RPh, FASHP 
Kevin Boesen, PharmD
June 18, 2005 (AzPA Annual Convention)
View presentation

Making Clinical Teaching Learner-Centered
Elizabeth Harrison, PhD
Dec.16, 2004
View presentation

How Adults Really Learn
Linda Larson Carr, Ph.D. 

Jan. 13, 2005
View presentation



Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: July 6, 2016
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