May 10, 2024 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
Michigan Union – Kuenzel Room (1st Floor)
Zoom - All times in ET
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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We will be returning to an In-Person Symposium and will continue to have an online Zoom option as well for attendees.

  • A Continuing Education Activity for Pharmacists


  • Program Schedule

    Preceptor Symposium 2024
    Why Precepting Seems More Challenging and What to Do About It: Strategies for Precepting the Next Generation of Pharmacists

    May 10, 2024
    8:00am – 12:30pm
    All times are in ET


    Time Description Speaker Info
    7:30am Doors Open
    Continental Breakfast available until 8:30am
    7:45am Zoom Room Opens  
    8:00am Welcome to Program / Speaker Introduction

    Recognition of Preceptors
    • Preceptor Service Awards
    • Preceptor of the Year Award
    Paul C. Walker, PharmD, FASHP
    Clinical Professor and Director, Experiential Education and Community Engagement
    The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
    Science, and the Arts
    8:30am Understanding the Different Generations While Precepting Dr. Melissa S. Medina
    Interim Dean, Associate Dean for Assessment & Evaluation & Professor
    Office of the Dean
    The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
    9:25am Things You Never Thought You'd Have to Say: Crucial Conversations Suzanne Larson, PharmD
    Director, Experiential Education
    Midwestern University, Glendale
    College of Pharmacy
    10:20am Break (15 minutes)  
    10:35am Promoting Learner Well-Being

    Sandy Goel, PharmD
    Administrative Director, Michigan Medicine Office of Well-Being
    Clinical Assistant Professor,
    Department of Psychiatry
    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor,
    College of Pharmacy

    11:30am Failure to Fail: How to Evaluate Poor Performance Kate Newman, PharmD
    Director of Experiential Education
    Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
    12:30pm Final Wrap Up / Lunch  

  • Preceptor of the Year Award

    Preceptors play a critical role in the education of our students. The experiential education component comprises almost one third of the College of Pharmacy PharmD curriculum. Furthermore, our volunteer faculty preceptors teach a large percentage of both our IPPE and APPE practice experiences. Without our dedicated preceptors, we could not provide students with such a diverse array of excellent rotation opportunities.

    Each year we recognize one preceptor who has shown outstanding support for our students and our program.

    Preceptor of the Year is an honor bestowed upon one exceptional College of Pharmacy volunteer faculty preceptor. Recipients are not only excellent role models for PharmD students, but have demonstrated commitment to the core values of the College of Pharmacy.

  • Nominate Preceptor of the Year

    Nominations due by 12:00pm on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. Preceptors are nominated by their students or peers. The nominees are then reviewed by the Office of Experiential Education and peer-reviewed by the Experiential Education Committee and a recipient is selected. The honoree is awarded a plaque and monetary recognition at the annual Preceptor Education and Recognition Symposium.

    Click here to nominate Preceptor of the Year