Current practices in global/international advanced pharmacy practice experiences: Preceptor and student considerations

Emily K. Dornblaser, Anna Ratka, Shaun E. Gleason, David N. Ombengi, Toyin Tofade, Patricia R. Wigle, Antonia Zapantis, Melody Ryan, Sharon Connor, Lauren J. Jonkman, Leslie Ochs, Paul W. Jungnickel, Jeanine P. Abrons, Naser Z. Alsharif

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The objective of this article is to describe the key areas of consideration for global/international advanced pharmacy practice experience (G/I APPE) preceptors, students and learning objectives. At the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the GPE SIG prepared and presented an initial report on the G/IAPPE initiatives. Round table discussions were conducted at the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting to document GPE SIG member input on key areas in the report. Literature search of PubMed, Google Scholar and EMBASE with keywords was conducted to expand this report. In this paper, considerations related to preceptors and students and learning outcomes are described. Preceptors for G/I APPEs may vary based on the learning outcomes of the experience. Student learning outcomes for G/I APPEs may vary based on the type of experiential site. Recommendations and future directions for development of G/IAPPEs are presented. Development of a successful G/I APPE requires significant planning and consideration of appropriate qualifications for preceptors and students.

Original languageEnglish
Article number39
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Education

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