Preceptor Recognitions Preceptor of the Year Trent A. Beach, PharmD, MBA, MHA, BCPS, FASHP WINTER 2013 I h ealth sys te m • in fusion 25 Nicole Clark, PharmD, BCPS, MCPHS Boston Institutional Preceptor of the Year Nicole Clark, PharmD, BCPS, graduated from MCPHS University and started her first job in a community pharmacy in 2004. At the time, she never imagined that in just five short years, she would become a Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Hallmark Health, which includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford and Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She credits this evolution to her wonderful mentors who provided opportunities to grow and to learn all of the different skills that have made her into the respected pharmacist, preceptor, and mentor that she is today. Nicole was recently voted MCPHS University’s Institutional Preceptor of Nicole Clark, PharmD, BCPS the Year. She enjoys giving the Introductory (IPPE) students their first experience with a hospital pharmacy. She believes that IPPE students need exposure to a hospital setting, since the first time can be very stressful. After completing an introductory rotation with Nicole many students ask to complete their Advanced (APPE) rotations with her also. Nicole prepares her students for the next stage in their careers. She involves them in a leadership book club, and stages mock interviews for students who are planning on pursuing a residency. Nicole also was a driving force behind starting the residency program at Hallmark Health and its successful expansion. Next year, Hallmark Health will increase the residency program from three to six residents. All of us at MCPHS University would like to thank Nicole Clark for her devotion and dedication to our students. The Class of 2014, which is the inaugural class of the Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy, recently completed their first APPE rotations. On this occasion, the Roosevelt College of Pharmacy would like to recognize the pharmacy team at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for their dedication to teaching and going above and beyond to help our students succeed. The student comments regarding the Northwestern Memorial team included the following: “They are all amazing … preparing us in different ways for what to expect while practicing both on APPEs and after graduation”, “They make this a great environment to learn in” and “The preceptor gave me a platform where I could be independent and progress yet feel comfortable enough to ask questions when I did not understand something”. Clearly, the team at Northwestern is committed to the success of pharmacy students, and thereby, the profession of pharmacy as a whole. Thank you to all of the preceptors on the pharmacy team at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for your time and dedication in providing our students with the opportunity to encounter and participate in innovative health care delivery through the pharmacy department. If you are a pharmacist interested in becoming a RUCOP preceptor for introductory and advanced experiential education, please contact: Joan Hardman, BPharm, RPh | Director of Experiential Education (847)330-4508 | email@example.com www.roosevelt.edu/pharmacy Dr. George MacKinnon College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Chandra S. Gajulapalli, R.Ph. 2011 - 2012 Elective Preceptor of the Year We Thank You for Investing in the Future of Pharmacy Mr. Chandra S. Gajulapalli is the Supervising Pharmacist/Owner of Little Neck Drug Store and has been a preceptor with St John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences since 2004. Mr. Gajulapalli is an alumnus, and silver medal recipient of the class of ’91. He chose to become a preceptor “to give back“ to the profession. He has precepted shadowing, IPPE and APPE students. He is proactive in teaching students the skills they need to be a great community pharmacist. “ “ Good Preceptor, helped review different classes of drugs and disease states.” ” The rotation was absolutely wonderful; the preceptor was smart and informative, took time to go over important topics & never refused my questions. Definitely keep this site rotation, he was kind and understanding and makes an excellent role model. Trent A. Beach, PharmD, MBA, MHA, BCPS, FASHP is Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services with Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation. A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Dr. Beach has over 25 years of experience in progressive healthcare leadership. Dr. Beach is active in many professional organizations including the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Performance Excellence Program, the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He currently serves on the Tennessee Regent’s Advisory Council. Dr. Beach’s nominators’ comments include: “He empowers students and treats them as peers” and “What makes Dr. Beach stand out from all of the other preceptors is his personal attention to the development of each student.” The College of Pharmacy at Belmont University is preparing a new generation of health professionals to meet the changing needs of pharmacy practice with a future oriented Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, and offers an extensive experiential program designed to provide depth and breadth of knowledge and skills in contemporary pharmacy practice as well as specialized experiences in one of five areas of concentration - pharmacy management, information management, missions, pharmacotherapy or interdisciplinary care delivery. If you are interested in becoming a Belmont College of Pharmacy Preceptor please contact Mark Chirico, Pharm.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (615) 460-8124.
20Ways Winter 2013 Issue: Health System - Infusion
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