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Experiential Program


The work performed by preceptors in supervising and training pharmacy students is valued by the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS). Accreditation standards require students to complete substantial amounts of experiential training and it is recognized that SSPPS would not meet accreditation standards without the support of the practice community in providing practice sites and preceptors, including community pharmacists, health systems pharmacists and providers in the medical community. 

Pharmacists wishing to precept for the P4 advanced pharmacy practice experience program are encouraged to view the APPE practice site survey (.DOC)

Preceptor Licensure

Beginning on July 1, 2012, the State of Colorado no longer requires preceptors to be licensed. SSPPS asks that preceptors be practicing for at least 1 year before becoming a preceptor.  Please contact or to become a preceptor!

Preceptor Development

The University of Colorado School of Pharmacy is pleased to offer participation in the Excellence in Precepting Cooperative through Pharmacist's Letter. As a valued member of our preceptor community you will have access to the materials of the Preceptor Training and Resource Network (PTRN)), which provides up to 16 hours of free live or home-study CE and tools for effective precepting and professional development. For a brief outline of the program details, download the PTRN information sheet.

We welcome you to take advantage of this resource provided by the Office of Experiential Programs.

Preceptors are encouraged to take this FREE online continuing education program developed by APhA and NACDS Foundation. The Community Pharmacist Preceptor Education Program contains valuable information for all preceptors.

Library Resources

Highlights of the Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library. Resources available to preceptors include:

  • Off-campus free access to PubMed as well as free online journals.
  • Other databases and electronic journals are available in the library.
  • Free borrowing card, may check out materials.
  • Librarian-assisted literature searches are available for a fee.
  • Current list of classes, which may be viewed by clicking on the 'Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library' link above.
  • Interlibrary loans and photocopies of library materials are available for a fee. Copies can be delivered electronically, by fax or by U.S. mail.

Student Privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits the release of information about a student to any person outside the university community or to any university personnel without a legitimate educational reason to know. More detailed information is available on the university’s Guidelines for Sharing Student Information page.