Optimizing Experiential Layered Learning: Advancing Preceptor Development


Regardless of their level of experience, student pharmacists and residents enhance practice sites with new ideas and valuable assistance—if preceptors and program directors can meet their needs. Unless you appropriately tailor learning activities to a learner’s level of expertise, neither the learner nor the practice site will benefit. This session will illustrate successful models of learner integration in pharmacy practice and provide guidance for serving each student’s skill level.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe pharmacy practice models that successfully meet the educational needs of various levels of learners.
  2. Identify strategies to match learning activities with teaching goals and objectives to address learners’ needs and support clinical skill development.
  3. Formulate a plan to increase the accessibility, quality, quantity, and variety of learning opportunities for different levels of learners.
Suzanne Higginbotham,
Director of Academic Research Center for Pharmacy Care
Duquesne University
Rebekah Jackowski,
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale
Alex Varkey, PharmD, MS, FAPhA
Director of Pharmacy Services
Houston Methodist Hospital
Learning Level: Level 2
Pathway: New Practitioner
Track: Educating the Educators
Session Time Slot(s): 
Monday, March 19
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Music City Center - Room 103C
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-002-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.2
Activity Type: