Precepting: A win-win for students and pharmacists

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The education of pharmacy students includes hundreds of hours of experiential education under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist called a preceptor. While this real-world education is instrumental in preparing students for their pharmacy career, many experienced pharmacists are hesitant to commit to becoming a preceptor. By addressing some of their fears about precepting and becoming knowledgeable about the available resources, pharmacists can embrace the opportunity to become preceptors as a mutual learning experience between pharmacist and student. Experienced pharmacists can learn about innovations in practice and new drugs on the market, and, with some training, students can help with basic tasks in everyday practice. © 2012 American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Inc. All rights reserved.

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