Preceptor Highlight: Tina Baptiste, Pharm.D., MBA
To me, being a preceptor means being able to have a direct impact on the future of our profession. I get to show students why retail pharmacy lets you have the best of everything. I know my patients and customers personally and develop personal and professional relationships with them. I teach students how to deliver MTM services and vaccines to provide well-rounded care. Walgreens is affiliated with Alliance Prime Rx so we dabble in specialty pharmacy, too. I engage students who are interested in the business side of pharmacy operations how I apply concepts from my MBA in the retail setting.
A fun way to break the ice is with a book I keep of all of the interns I have had here. They make an entry with a photo, their name, hometown, dates of their rotation here, a fun fact and their future professional plans. Everyone loves to look through it and see who they know! My staff and I love to look back at everyone who has come here. Being a pharmacy preceptor is rewarding. It truly is a win-win and they keep me on my toes.
As an aside (for how much I absolutely love Duquesne), I got married at the chapel at Duquesne in 2013 to my husband who graduated from the business school (MBA 2010). I delivered our first child at Mercy Hospital, so we joke that we had our first baby at Duquesne too!
Tina graduated in 2007 from Duquesne University with her Pharm.D. and 2015 from Clarion University with her MBA.
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