Becoming a Preceptor/Training Site


Email the Experiential Education Team to apply.

Preceptors serve as practitioner-educators for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences. They train PharmD students in professional settings throughout the four year program. Experiential education is 40% of the curriculum and preceptors play an integral role in making our students practice ready.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Active pharmacist license in good-standing allowing you to practice in your state
  • One year of active practice as a licensed pharmacist
  • Must have the intent to precept more than one rotation
  • Out-of-state preceptors must precept for another institution. The EE Office must verify that the institution has conducted a quality assurance measure (i.e. site visit)
  • Professional development- participate in at least one activity each year
  • View Preceptor Orientation Video

Responsibilities During Rotations

  • Review and discuss the student's Initial Self-Evaluation
  • Offer frequent, helpful feedback continuously throughout the rotation
  • Complete a midpoint evaluation of the student in CORE ELMS. Discuss the evaluation with the student and identify areas of strength and improvement to guide the remaining rotation activities
  • Complete a final evaluation of the student in CORE ELMS. Discuss the evaluation with the student to identify progress during the rotation, areas of strengths, and areas of improvement to help guide them throughout their future rotations/career
  • Help the student complete any additional assignments if needed
  • Participate in the College of Pharmacy site visit as needed
  • Contact the Experiential Education Team with any concerns

Becoming a Training Site

Utah Sites

If your site has not yet been used for training students from the College of Pharmacy, the following process will be completed to confirm your site.

  • The Experiential Education Director and preceptor will have an introductory phone call to discuss the rotation in more detail and address any questions.
  • A Clinical Training Agreement must be completed and signed by both parties before moving forward (this can take several months). The University of Utah General Counsel must approve the agreement before it is signed.
  • Once the Clinical Training Agreement is signed, the preceptor(s) will need to complete and submit all preceptor requirements in CORE ELMS.
  • The Experiential Education Office will complete an introductory site visit in Utah before the first rotation or within the first year. For out-of-state sites, the EE Office will inquire about the site’s most recent quality assurance visit from the college they precept for.
  • Site Description Template (link to Site Description Template in email attachment)

Out-of-State Sites

If your out-of-state site has not yet been used for training students from the College of Pharmacy, the following process will be completed to confirm your site.

The process is the same as above for out-of-state sites, with two exceptions.  The Preceptor must already be an active Preceptor for another school of pharmacy.  Rather than conducting a site visit, the EE Team will inquire about the site’s most recent quality assurance visit from the college they precept for.

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