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
Keywords:Clinical Teaching, Experiential Education, Peer Evaluation
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
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