Preceptor Awards

Preceptors and their teams make a commitment to the advancement of student learning. Their dedication and passion alters students’ ideas of what it means to be a pharmacist. In recognition of the vital role preceptors play in our students’ educational journeys, the College presents annual awards to outstanding preceptors who:

  • Have gained respect from students as an effective role model in the practice of pharmacy.
  • Create a positive learning environment at the practice site.
  • Make a positive impact at the practice site.
  • Treat students, patients and other professionals with respect.
  • Encourage students to take advantage of challenging opportunities at the practice site.
  • Make contributions to the profession of pharmacy.
  • Are attentive, responsive and available to provide assistance to students, patients and members of the health care team.

Award Categories

Each year, the College presents four preceptor awards. Beginning in 2019, finalists for each award will also be recognized.

  • The APPE Clinical Pharmacy Excellence Award is given to a College faculty member for demonstrating excellence in teaching, innovations in clinical advancements, professionalism and commitment to the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
  • The APPE Adjunct Preceptor of the Year is given to an adjunct preceptor for demonstrating excellence in teaching, innovations in clinical advancements, professionalism and commitment to the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
  • The IPPE Community Preceptor of the Year is given to a preceptor for demonstrating excellence in teaching, professionalism and commitment to the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
  • The IPPE Health System Preceptor of the Year is given to a preceptor for demonstrating excellence in teaching, professionalism and commitment to the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Award Recipients

APPE Clinical Pharmacy Excellence Award

2019: Abigail Yancey, B.S ’02, Pharm.D. ’03, FCCP, BCPS - SSM St. Mary's Health Center
2018: Aaron Hartmann, Pharm.D., BCPS – Barnes Jewish Hospital
2017: Katie Tellor, Pharm.D., BCPS - Missouri Baptist Medical Center
2016: Janelle Mann, Pharm.D. ’09, BCOP – Siteman Cancer Center
2015: Anastasia Armbruster, Pharm.D. ’09, BCPS - Missouri Baptist Medical Center
2014: Shin-yu Lee, Pharm.D., BCPS - SSM St. Mary's Health Center
2013: Abigail Yancey, B.S ’02, Pharm.D. ’03, FCCP, BCPS - SSM St. Mary's Health Center

APPE Adjunct Preceptor of the Year

2019: Monia Parikh, Pharm D. '16 - Presence St. Joseph Medical Center
2018: Bethany Tellor, Pharm.D. ’10 – Barnes Jewish Hospital
2017: Jeff Rapp, B.S. ’97, Pharm.D. ’98, BCPS - SSM St. Mary’s Hospital, Centralia Illinois
2016: Alexander Bryant, Pharm.D. ’07 – Mercy Hospital St. Louis
2015: Daniel Kistner, Pharm.D. ’11 – Vizient Inc.

IPPE Community Preceptor of the Year

2018: Majid Kamal, Pharm.D. – Walgreens Pharmacy
2017: Taylor Howell, Pharm.D. – Walgreens Pharmacy
2016: Britney Mushill, Pharm.D. ’09 – Schnucks Pharmacy
2015: Sean Levins, Pharm.D. ’10 – Walgreens Pharmacy

IPPE Health System Preceptor of the Year

2018: Amber Graham, Pharm.D. ’10 – Capital Region Medical Center
2017: Karen Scott, RPh, MBA – Christian Hospital Northeast-Northwest
2016: Brittany McNew, Pharm.D. ’09 – Ranken Jordan, a Pediatric Specialty Hospital
2015: Jennifer Rushing, Pharm.D. ’08 – SSM St. Joseph Health Center