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Pharmacy Preceptors

Serving as a preceptor provides a unique opportunity for you to give back to your profession. In taking on the role of teacher, mentor and coach, you can take pride in knowing that you are positively affecting a student’s life and career. Being a preceptor also provides you with an opportunity to connect with future pharmacists and colleagues.

Expectations of Preceptors

Preceptors serve as role models in the education of pharmacy students. As a preceptor, you qualify to participate in the experiential education program by meeting and adhering to standards set by the University of New England College of Pharmacy Advisory Committee. The College is responsible for orienting you prior to your assuming your responsibilities.

Benefits of Serving as a Preceptor

The University of New England College of Pharmacy has made special arrangements to provide you with access to the Preceptor Training and Resource Network from Pharmacist’s Letter.  (If you already have access to Pharmacist's Letter, your subscription most likely includes the Preceptor Training and Resource Network, which means you can access the Preceptor Training and Resource Network the same way you access Pharmacist's Letter.)

All you need is a University of New England University Preceptor CE ID# to use the Preceptor Training and Resource Network. Follow these simple steps to set up your CE ID#:

  1. Follow the link to Pharmacist’s Letter
  2. Click “I'm new to Pharmacist's Letter - sign me up for Preceptor CE and Resources!" 
  3. Fill out the form with your information
  4. Verify your information and confirm your status as an employee* of the University of New England College of Pharmacy

Your CE ID# will be automatically created and emailed to you. You will be able to use your ID# from any computer to access the Preceptor Training and Resource Network. These resources include:

  • Example student activities and assignments     
  • Preceptor CE (online courses and live webinars) 
  • PL Journal Club 
  • Sample syllabi 
  • Grading, evaluation and orientation tools 
  • Targeted patient safety and practice-based teaching resources 
  • Preceptor discussion board

* Individuals who provide student education and training in experiential learning courses on a regular basis are required to hold a limited-term, contractual faculty appointment with the University of New England College of Pharmacy. Such part-time faculty appointments include the ranks of Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Professor. Refer to the University of New England College of Pharmacy Faculty Handbook for policies and procedures regarding clinical track faculty appointment.


James Richard Krebs, B.S. Pharmacy, M.S., Pharm.D.
Assistant Dean, Experiential Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
(207) 221-4515
Pharmacy Building, 226

Lynn V. Kopack, B.S.
Assistant Director of Experiential Education, College of Pharmacy, Experiential Education
(207) 221-4153
Pharmacy Building, 228

Natalie Leavitt, B.A.
Staff Assistant, Office of Experiential Education
(207) 221-4162
Pharmacy Building, 225

Allison SpiesB.A.
Staff Assistant
Portland Campus

(207) 221-4160

Pharmacy Building, 319