From the assistant dean for experiential education
We’re continuing our stories about some of the hundreds of preceptors we work with in this newsletter, but with a little twist. This time, we spoke with two preceptors who have been working with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences IPPE and APPE students from the beginning.
Onboarding preceptors is a complex task
It might look simple on the surface. A licensed pharmacist or a healthcare agency agrees to host School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students for their IPPEs and/or APPEs. But it’s a massive undertaking to make it happen.
Helping to train Binghamton's PharmD students
As any preceptor knows, working with student pharmacists can be challenging, but also very rewarding.
Karen Conn, manager of The Medicine Shoppe on Vestal Avenue in Binghamton, has been a pharmacist for over 30 years. Jim Jester, director of pharmacy for Clinical and Ambulatory Services at UHS Hospitals, worked in critical care pharmacy for almost 15 years before moving into management. He’s been in his current position for nearly a decade.
Our 'need to know' corner, March 2023
The Office of Experiential Education is surveying preceptors for their availability, and suggests that preceptors continue to use the Qualtrics survey sent out through email in the fall.
From the assistant dean for experiential education
As I continued to reach out to many of you over the summer months (which really flew by!), the fact that the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences can't succeed without you was apparent. Each and every one of you provides an absolutely essential part of the education our PharmD students need to be successful in their careers and I can't thank you enough for all you do.
Rebekah Harris: Helping students find their ‘aha’ moment
Rebekah Harris has been a preceptor for Binghamton University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for about a year now, and she's nailed the role. As a staff pharmacist at Lourdes Hospital, part of Ascension, she is helping P4 students learn to practice in a clinical setting.
Capstone research projects: Preceptors play a key role
Binghamton University PharmD students complete a rigorous academic program and clinical rotation experiences to prepare for graduation, much like students from other pharmacy schools. But one requirement Binghamton students must complete can set them apart — they must also complete a capstone research project.
Our ‘need to know’ corner, summer 2022
Binghamton University's PharmD students participating in IPPEs and APPEs can still attend professional meetings, but they must have permission from their preceptors and the Office of Experiential Education to do so.
From the new assistant dean, spring 2022
A lot has been happening at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences this semester, including appointing a new dean and hiring me as assistant dean for experiential education and clinical associate professor. I started my new role April 25, and am thrilled to be here.
Nicholas Schwier: Ensuring students are practice ready
Nicholas "Nick" Schwier is all about ensuring Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students will be practice ready upon graduation.
"For me, it’s about the people, and when I saw the position and my goals of trying to allow students to be more practice ready in an environment where people want to hear new ideas and are receptive to them, I applied," he said.
New dean announced
Binghamton University Executive Vice President and Provost Donald Nieman is pleased to announce that Kanneboyina Nagaraju, known as Raju, has been appointed dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences after a nationwide search. He began his new role May 12.
Emily Messing: Keeping medications safe for patients
When we spoke with Emily Messing, she was in the middle of a "go-live" — upgrading Epic software — in her role as clinical pharmacy manager for informatics at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. The Epic electronic health record software is used by healthcare agencies to manage healthcare records of all kinds, and an upgrade can be a big deal, Messing said. "We use it to track all of our inventory throughout the hospital."
Our ‘need to know’ corner, spring 2022
Students have been informed that they should be making initial contact with preceptors at least 4–6 weeks prior to the scheduled start of their rotation.
From the interim director, winter 2022
We know you are aware that Founding Dean Gloria Meredith had planned to retire at the end of this academic year and that a search is well underway to find her successor. However, you may not know that Dean Meredith’s plans changed and she stepped down from her dean's position on Jan. 31. She will remain a valued member of our faculty until her retirement this year, following Commencement.
Earle Reome: Patient care pharmacist and preceptor
A patient care pharmacist at UHS for the past 19 years, Earle Reome has been a preceptor for Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students since 2016, and was selected by students as one of three 2022 Preceptors of the Year.
Reome also keeps a crazy schedule.
Two fourth-year PharmD students garner fellowships
Applying for fellowships in the pharmaceutical industry is a grueling process, but two fourth-year students in Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences survived the gauntlet of interviews and have accepted two-year fellowships that begin this summer. After the fellowships are complete, both will be prepared for a position in the pharmaceutical industry.
Our ‘need to know’ corner, winter 2022
Binghamton University and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences requires students to be boosted for COVID so you can be assured they come to your facilities ready to learn.
From the interim director
Fall greetings from the faculty and staff of the Office of Experiential Education. We are starting to move beyond the challenges the COVID pandemic brought in terms of reduced ability for pharmacies.
Preceptor Kelsey Hennig learns from her students as they learn from her
Kelsey Hennig married her love of science and math with a career that would help others. Even though none of her family members are pharmacists, she learned at a young age how "incredible" people on a healthcare team can be as she watched providers care for her grandmother. It left her with a healthcare career in the back of her mind.
P4 student has found her niche
Elizabeth Rubiconti didn‘t take a straight path to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and started her P1 year two days after getting married.
RxPrep helps PharmD students prep for NAPLEX
In addition to their APPEs, School of Pharmacy students are studying for their NAPLEX exam in their off hours, completing a board review course called RxPrep.
Our ‘need to know’ corner, fall 2021
Binghamton University and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences requires students to be vaccinated for COVID so you can be assured they come to your facilities fully vaccinated.
Our inaugural preceptor newsletter
Our inaugural class of graduates was hooded in May, leading up to the news that the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is now accredited. We could not have made these strides without you.
Want to stand out? Be the purple cow
Connecting with PharmD students is something that John Marraffa Jr. seems driven to do. And he uses a purple cow to do it.
P4 student inspired by others
Ricky Lam didn’t even expect to graduate from high school, let alone college.
Growing up in a metro section of Rochester, N.Y., Lam is the only son of four children raised by parents who emigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam. He didn’t see much of a future for himself.
2021 Preceptor Awards
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences congratulates all of the 2021 recipients of awards for their work as preceptors for their contributions to our students' knowledge and preparation to practice at the top of their licenses. These pharmacists, who so willingly impart their expertise, enable our students to truly understand what it means to be a pharmacist who practices patient-centered care.
Our ‘need to know’ corner
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is looking ahead to the fall and spring semesters — and beyond! If you are available to serve as a preceptor for IPPEs in fall 2021 and/or spring 2022, or for APPEs for the 2022-2023 academic year, please submit your availability via CORE or email Marissa Langett directly at email@example.com. And don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Experiential Education directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!