According to the Bylaws of AACP, the Professional Affairs Committee is to study issues associated with the professional practice as they relate to pharmaceutical education, and to establish and improve working relationships with all other organizations in the field of health affairs. The Committee is also encouraged to address related agenda items relevant to its Bylaws charge and to identify issues for consideration by susequent committees, task forces, commissions, or other groups.
AACP has identified several issues regarding non-faculty (volunteer) preceptors through its experiential education section and Professional Affairs Committee reports, including the 2015-16 Professional Affairs Committee which examined the relationship between colleges/schools of pharmacy, our volunteer preceptors, and the organizations that employ them. The question of whether non-faculty preceptors have needs that AACP can assist with directly or through the schools/colleges of pharmacy has been ongoing for many years. With the development and passage of the new AACP strategic plan in July 2016, there is now the question of how non-faculty preceptors can directly contribute to AACP’s new strategic priorities. Therefore, the issue of how non-faculty preceptors can become AACP members and the value proposition for this group of educators needs to be examined.
The 2016-17 Professional Affairs Committee will:
Recommend to the Board an approach to increase the number of non-faculty preceptors as AACP members. Consider dual-organization membership arrangements.
Examine the AACP membership from a preceptor value perspective. Using surveys, focus groups or other methods, determine preceptor needs that can be addressed by AACP.
Prepare a concise summary of available literature and resources that describe value-added contributions of student pharmacists and pharmacy preceptors to pharmacy practice models and IPE and IPP.
Last updated on: 8/17/2016 9:24 AM