Assistant Dean, Experiential Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
James Krebs received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University, a Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island.
Dr. Krebs' diverse career includes practice in long-term care, community, and hospital settings. He started his career at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine as a staff and clinical pharmacist. In 1997 he joined King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he enjoyed his role as a clinical pharmacy specialist in oncology/hematology and preceptor for pharmacy students from King Saud University. Upon his return in 1999, he worked for Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, Maine and St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor, Maine as a clinical pharmacist. In this role he also participated in community-based services including diabetes and COPD management groups. Prior to joining UNE, he held a management position with Walgreens. He has proudly precepted pharmacy students for more than fifteen years.
At UNE, Dr. Krebs travels throughout Maine, New England, nationally and internationally to gather information about potential experiential training sites including the nature of the practice site (community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, etc.), the site's capacity to accommodate students, and the specific types of services the students will be exposed to at each site. In addition, he is responsible for experiential course structure and design and curricular development, as well as preceptor and experiential site relations and preceptor development. His teaching responsibilties are primarily in the Pharmacy Practice Lab, Simulation Lab and coordinating/precepting students during Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences in Thailand and Spain.
Dr. Krebs enjoys travel, running, and the vibrant art scene in Maine.