School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Preceptors

Information for preceptors and experiential practice partners

Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) is inviting pharmacists, other professional healthcare providers and pharmacy practice sites to consider taking an active role in educating pharmacist practitioners of the future. 

The innovative, integrated curriculum being developed for our doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students will prepare them to succeed in their academic pharmacy-practice experiences, as well as give them the confidence and competence to practice following graduation. 

To achieve this, the SOPPS will:

  • Use advanced, active-learning methods
  • Provide cutting-edge technologies and equipment in pharmacy practice, compounding and simulation laboratories
  • Incorporate translational and interprofessional care practice models
  • Provide access to outstanding, evidence-based resources

We are actively seeking healthcare professionals from a variety of pharmacy practice sites who are interested in partnering with us and our students. 

Pharmacists and other healthcare providers

Pharmacists and other healthcare providers who are interested in serving as preceptors for introductory and/or advanced pharmacy practice experiences are invited to apply for an adjunct (voluntary) faculty appointment.

Preceptor/Adjunct Faculty (Voluntary) Requirements

  • Minimum of one (1) year of full-time pharmacy practice experience or practice relevant experience in current position. For advanced acute care/general medicine or pharmacy specialty elective rotations (e.g. Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, Management/Administration, etc.), a minimum of two (2) years of experience or completion of advanced training such as a residency or fellowship is required.
  • Pharmacists must be licensed and in good standing with a Board of Pharmacy. Other health care providers eligible for preceptor appointment must hold current licensure and be in good standing with a licensing professional board.
  • The preceptor's organization or site should be licensed (and/or accredited) and in good standing with national, state or local regulatory bodies.
  • Commitment to serve as a supervising instructor, role model, and mentor, and to facilitate student achievement of the assigned professional practice experiences objectives/goals.
  • Support and attend University and/or SOPP sponsored educational training programs designed to develop, build and enhance techniques used to facilitate on-site student learning.
  • Provide accurate assessments of student performance and participate in ongoing educational performance improvement.
  • Complete a Preceptor Application

Adjunct (voluntary) faculty appointments provide the following benefits and opportunities:

  • Networking with other pharmacists and healthcare providers
  • Interacting with and learning from expert faculty in the school’s Pharmacy Practice, Health Outcomes and Administrative Sciences, and Pharmaceutical Sciences departments
  • Access to library resources such as journals/publications, online textbooks and informational databases
  • Professional satisfaction by giving back to the profession and participating in new opportunities for lifelong learning
  • Opportunities to participate in the continued development of interprofessional and translational care models
  • Continuing education opportunities and activities to develop preceptor and mentoring skills

Practice sites

Pharmacy practice, interprofessional care, translational, corporate, agency and other related sites are also invited to affiliate with the SOPPS. 

Affiliations provide the following benefits and opportunities:

  • Networking with other leaders, healthcare providers, administrators, faculty, researchers and institutions/agencies
  • Access to library resources such as journals/publications, online textbooks and informational databases
  • Opportunities to participate in the continued development of interprofessional and translational care models, innovative patient-care models and ways to meet the needs of special patient populations
  • Innovative ways to partner with the school in the use of its practice labs and state-of-the-art simulation labs
  • Professional development opportunities through continuing education and interacting with faculty and research staff 

Learn more

For more information about affiliating with Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, contact the school's Office of Experiential Education at oee@binghamton.edu or 607-777-5813.

Last Updated: 3/1/17