A preceptor is a practicing, licensed pharmacist who plays a vital role in the education of our pharmacy students. A preceptor is more than a teacher. Teachers provide students with required information, whereas preceptors facilitate a learning experience in which students take greater responsibility for their own learning. In addition to maintaining his or her own high quality patient-centered pharmacy practice, a successful preceptor will demonstrate genuine interest in teaching, develop trusting relationships, foster respect, cultivate professionalism, promote cultural sensitivity, encourage learning, and be a positive mentor.
Preceptors are given an adjunct clinical faculty appointment at the College of Pharmacy.
Being a preceptor has many benefits. If you are interested in becoming a preceptor for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy or would like additional information, please contact the Office of Experiential Education at (734) 763-0091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.