May 20, 2024
Dr. Cecret Tacker poses with her award

The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy is excited to announce that Cecret Tacker, PharmD ‘00, a Pharmacy Specialist at Ascension Providence Hospital, has been awarded Preceptor of the Year. 


Preceptors play a crucial role in mentoring PharmD students throughout their rotations – providing real-life, hands-on experiences in health systems. Tacker has been a preceptor for students in the U-M College of Pharmacy for ten years. 


As she remarked in her recent LinkedIn post, “Mentoring students is an important investment in the well-being of our community,” Precepting not only reinforces what our students have learned in their didactic studies but also expands their knowledge of the challenges seen in real-world medication management. It’s great to be involved in the education of this next generation.” 


Tacker earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and went on to earn her PharmD from the College of Pharmacy. 


In addition to her role at Ascension, Tacker serves as the Chair for the regional Pain Advisory Group leading initiatives to improve pain management and reduce opioid use disorder in southeast Michigan.


Congratulations Dr. Tacker on this honor.


About the Award

The Preceptor of the Year Award is an honor bestowed annually upon one exceptional College of Pharmacy volunteer faculty preceptor. Recipients are excellent role models for PharmD students and have demonstrated commitment to the core values of the College. The recipient is chosen through a nomination and review process involving the joint participation of the Office of Experiential Education and the Experiential Education Committee.


Learn more about the U-M College of Pharmacy’s experiential education program here.