Preceptors are exemplary practitioners who dedicate time to develop the next generation of pharmacists. They are committed to their profession and to their role as educators. Preceptors provide students with an environment that is conducive to learning and opportunities for students to develop professional and interprofessional competencies. They serve as role models for students to gain hands-on experience in the practice environment. Preceptors attempt to instill the principles of professional ethics by deeds as well as words.

Become a Preceptor

Are you interested in sharing your time and talent as Pacific preceptor? Kevin Komoto ’08, ’09, PharmD, MBA, said, “Just do it! It’s a truly rewarding experience and challenges you to stay on top of your game.”

Sachin Shah walks with PharmD students on North Campus

CORE Higher Education Group

University of the Pacific utilizes CORE Higher Education Group as the experiential learning management system to administer and track schedules, experiential requirements, coordinate activities, and collect assessment information from preceptors and students.

Library

Preceptor with adjunct faculty status are granted access to the University e-library resources which include full text e-journal, Cochrane Library, Stat!Ref and selected databases, such as UpToDate and Clinical Pharmacology.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Calendar

2020-21 Academic Year | Class of 2021

Fall 1 Fall 2 Fall 3 Break Spring1 Spring 2 Spring 3
Aug. 17, 2020 - Sept. 25, 2020 Sept. 28, 2020 - Nov. 6, 2020 Nov. 9, 2020 - Dec. 18, 2020 Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 3, 2021
(Two weeks)
Jan. 4, 2021 - Feb. 12, 2021 Feb. 15, 2021 - Mar. 26, 2021 Mar. 29, 2021 - May 7, 2021

 

2021-22 Academic Year | Class of 2022

Fall 1 Fall 2 Fall 3 Break Spring1 Spring 2 Spring 3
Aug. 16, 2021 - Sept. 24, 2021 Sept. 27, 2021 - Nov. 5, 2021 Nov. 8, 2021 - Dec. 17, 2021 Dec. 18, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
(Two weeks)
Jan. 3, 2022 - Feb. 11, 2022 Feb. 14, 2022 - Mar. 25, 2022 Mar. 28, 2022 - May 6, 2022

Awards and Recognitions

Every year at the annual Pharmacy Graduation Banquet held in May, we recognize outstanding preceptors who represent the three IPPE practice settings as well as the APPE regions located across California.

Regional Coordinators of the Year

2020 | Nancy N. Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, FCSHP, Palo Alto
2019 | Audrey J. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP, San Francisco
2018 | Sachin A. Shah, PharmD, Travis Air Force Base
2017 | Marie Scott, PharmD, San Diego
2016 | Nancy N. Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, FCSHP, Palo Alto
2015 | Audrey J. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP, San Francisco
2014 | Mark P. Walberg, PharmD, PhD, CTH, LA/San Fernando Valley

 

2020 Preceptors of the Year

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
Karin Toy, PharmD
Community

Duy Anh T. Dang ’17, PharmD
Health Care Outreach
Anna Wong ’78, PharmD
Hospital
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
Oscar Gutierrez ’05, PharmD
Bakersfield

Herbert Cruz, MD
Fresno

Jimmy Hernandez, PharmD
Inland Empire

Macy Ho, PharmD
LA/Long Beach

Stanley Nomura, PharmD
LA/San Fernando Valley

Abigail Kurtz ’13, PharmD
Modesto/East Bay/Sonora

Chris Ulrey, PharmD
Monterey    

Toan Thai, PharmD
Palo Alto
Wailan Gong, PharmD
Sacramento

Ariel Ma, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID
San Diego

Caterina McConnell, PharmD
San Francisco

Maritza Lew, PharmD, CPHIMS, PMP
San Jose

Josephine Sasu-Tenkoramaa, PharmD, BCOP
Santa Barbara

Jason Ellison, PharmD, BCPS
Stockton

Ali Yasseri, PharmD
Travis Air Force Base
Distinguished Service Award  

Jitendra Lal ’06, PharmD
Modesto/East Bay/Sonora

Lawrence Troxell, PharmD
Palo Alto

Donna Dare, PharmD
San Francisco

Kathy Pivato, RPh
Santa Barbara

2019 Preceptors of the Year

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
Duncan Wong, PharmD
Community

Sam J. Abid III '16, PharmD, BAAS
Health Care Outreach
Nam V. Nguyen, PharmD
Hospital
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
Jasjinder Cheema, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Bakersfield

Michael B. Dimont '12, PharmD
Fresno

Vinh Thi Ngoc Bui, PharmD, BCPS
Inland Empire

Michael Nitake, PharmD, MBA
LA/Long Beach

Erin Bess, PharmD
LA/San Fernando Valley

Shelley Tang-Drewniak, PharmD, BCPS
Modesto/East Bay

Dharma R. Naidu '13, PharmD, BCOP
Monterey    

Trisha S. Nakasone, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
Palo Alto
Candace Chan '13, PharmD
Sacramento

Tim Chen, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, APh
San Diego

Beth Keeney, PharmD
San Francisco

Caroline L. Ko, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
San Jose

Sul Florence Jung, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Santa Barbara

Hanh Pham, PharmD
Stockton

Kenny Liang, PharmD
Travis Air Force Base
Distinguished Service Award  
Jeremiah "Jay" Joson '03, PharmD, APh, BCGP, BCPS, BC-ADM
Bakersfield
 

 

2018 Preceptors of the Year

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
Nam D. Nguyen '08, PharmD
Community

Utsav J. Patel '16, PharmD
Health Care Outreach
Kristina Lai San Pedro '05, PharmD
Hospital
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
Huei-Li "Lily" Barker, PharmD, BCPS
Bakersfield

Tammie J. Armeni, RPh, PharmD
Fresno

Man Nguyen, PharmD
Inland Empire

Stephanie F. Wu, PharmD
LA/Long Beach

Amber Miller, PharmD, BCPS
LA/San Fernando Valley

Ashley Ann K. Fuchigami, PharmD, BCPS
Modesto

Denise Kwong, PharmD, BCPS
Palo Alto
Joe H. Hoang, PharmD
Sacramento

Richard Saylor, RPh
San Diego

Shital Kelshikar, PharmD
San Francisco

Khanh Pham, PharmD
San Jose

Kaitlyn Moorehead, PharmD
Santa Barbara

Richard L. Pigao '11, PharmD
Stockton

Michelle Singson '16, PharmD
Travis