School Of Pharmacy Preceptor Named AACP Master Preceptor

ZoraA Duquesne University School of Pharmacy preceptor has been selected as the recipient of a prestigious national award. The Office of Experiential Education nominated David Zora, a clinical regional pharmacist at Rite Aid Pharmacy, to be named a "Master Preceptor" through the 2017 AACP Master Preceptor Recognition Program. Zora was chosen as a recipient of the award for demonstrating a sustained commitment to excellence in experiential education, pharmacy practice, and community service.  

The purpose of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Master Preceptor Recognition Program (MPRP) is to recognize preceptors who are are not full-time employees of a school/college of pharmacy for their sustained commitment to excellence in experiential education and professional practice.  

Nominated preceptors must have a minimum of 10 years of preceptor experience for a school/college of pharmacy. Being a recipient of the MPRP honors Zora with a $500 honorarium to be used to attend additional preceptor training or a pharmacy professional meeting to continue preceptor development; a certificate of recognition; complimentary AACP membership; and national recognition from AACP and other pharmacy associations.

According to Amy Woods, Assistant Director of Experiential Education at Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, The MPRP application had many components and was quite extensive: cover Letter from Dean Bricker, Zora's CV and a Personal Reflective Statement, a letter of recommendation from the Office of Experiential Education, a letter of recommendation from a direct supervisor/peer, and three separate letters of recommendation from previous pharmacy students, collective comments, and student feedback about their rotation experience with Zora. 

Zora is the first preceptor in the state of Pennsylvania to be nationally recognized as a Master Preceptor from AACP.  He will be recognized at Rite Aid with a store presentation and at a Preceptor Appreciation Dinner held at Duquesne University in the fall.

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