Development of a tool to evaluate Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience preceptors in the clinical setting at a United States college of pharmacy: A pilot study

Authors

  • Lindsey M Childs-Kean University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Seminole, Florida
  • Delaney R Ivy A&M Health Science Center, Temple, Texas
  • Cristina Gonzales Corpus Christi VA Outpatient Clinic, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • William McIntryre The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy Austin, Texas

Keywords:

Clinical Teaching, Experiential Education, Peer Evaluation

Abstract

Introduction: Peer evaluation of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) preceptors is challenging. This pilot project sought to develop and implement a tool for peer evaluation of APPE preceptors using pharmacy residents as evaluators at one College of Pharmacy in the United States. Development and Use of Evaluation Tool: A tool was developed using established preceptor evaluation tools to evaluate a convenience sample of APPE preceptors. Pharmacy residents were instructed on the use of the tool then used the tool to evaluate the preceptors during a one hour discussion with the student. Evaluation: Twenty-one evaluations were completed. Most preceptor evaluations were favourable on a Likert scale indicating agree or strongly agree, but about 10% of responses selected were “not applicable”. Pharmacy residents found the preceptor evaluation tool was easy to administer. Conclusion: Preceptor evaluations conducted by residents are a potential way to provide peer evaluations. Further studies need to be conducted to validate this tool with student and supervisor evaluation 

Author Biographies

Lindsey M Childs-Kean, University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Seminole, Florida

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research

Delaney R Ivy, A&M Health Science Center, Temple, Texas

Assistant Professor, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy Texas 

Cristina Gonzales, Corpus Christi VA Outpatient Clinic, Corpus Christi, Texas

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Primary Care

William McIntryre, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy Austin, Texas

Associate Dean for Clinical Programs, Clinical Professor

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Published

05/06/2016

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Research Article