Pharmacy preceptor training: Addressing the challenges of clinical supervision in community practice

Knott, Gillian J., Mylrea, Martina F., and Glass, Beverley D. (2023) Pharmacy preceptor training: Addressing the challenges of clinical supervision in community practice. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 31 (5). pp. 558-561.

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Pharmacist preceptors are fundamental to experiential placements and their training is considered essential to provide a quality and consistent student placement experience. To optimise the impact of training, the views of key stakeholders are required to inform the design of a training program. This commentary aims to synthesise the perceptions of the stakeholders, including community pharmacy preceptors, academic staff and students on preceptor training requirements. Their opinions were sought to gain an understanding of preceptor roles and associated skills and attributes, training and support requirements, and barriers and enablers to training. Responses indicated a preference for a flexible online training program, with content including an overview of the university curriculum and expectations, teaching strategies, how to provide feedback and student management. A role was identified for the university to acknowledge the work of preceptors and ensure that they are included in their plans for future experiential placement activities and curriculum development. Several barriers were identified, which challenged precepting, providing the opportunity for this commentary to focus on preceptor training that will address these key challenges, in the context of a clinical teaching environment.

Item ID: 80838
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2042-7174
Keywords: clinical supervision, pharmacist, preceptor attributes, preceptor development, preceptor roles
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Copyright Information: © The Author(s) 2023. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2023 03:24
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390110 Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy @ 40%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 30%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators @ 30%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160303 Teacher and instructor development @ 100%
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