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Criteria for Appointments as Preceptor Faculty

A pharmacist must meet the following requirements for initial appointment and reappointment as a preceptor-faculty member with The University of Texas College of Pharmacy:

  1. The preceptor-faculty member must comply with all rules regarding pharmacist-interns and preceptors as outlined in §§283.5-283.6 Pharmacy Laws and Regulations, Texas State Board of Pharmacy, including:
    1. a current, not inactive, Texas pharmacy license which has not been the subject of an order of the board imposing any penalty set out in the Act, §28, within the three year period immediately preceding application for preceptor status or during the period he/she is serving as a preceptor;
    2. at least one year of experience in the internship practice setting, or, six months of residency training if the pharmacy resident is in a program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists;
    3. completion of three hours of internship training developed by a Texas college of pharmacy or approved by a committee comprised of the Texas colleges of pharmacy and offered by an ACPE-approved provider within the previous two years prior to application for preceptor status, or if a current preceptor, within the preceptor’s current license renewal period. (NOTE: It is the preceptor’s responsibility to maintain proof of attendance or completion of preceptor education, and to submit this information to TSBP as appropriate);

    The Texas State Board of Pharmacy re-certifies preceptor status as a part of the pharmacist biennial licensure process. The University of Texas College of Pharmacy will re-certify its college-based Preceptor Faculty periodically through a separate process.

    In addition to board mandates, The University of Texas College of Pharmacy requires that pharmacists applying for or maintaining preceptor-faculty appointments:

  2. have professional training, experience, and competence commensurate with their position;

  3. be committed to their organization, professional societies, and the community;

  4. be thoroughly familiar with the objectives of the rotation and serve as a role model, supervisor, designer of instruction and resource person for the intern;

  5. develop an appropriate relationship with the intern, which is one of teacher-student rather than employer-employee;

  6. be willing to work with interns with varying levels of pharmacy experience;

  7. must not discriminate against interns on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

  8. meet periodically, as opportunities arise, with other preceptor-faculty members and regional administrative personnel in order to exchange teaching experiences and discuss areas of interest to the program.


The University of Texas System develops policies and procedures for the appointment of individuals in practice who may serve as faculty members. These positions recognize service not only as a preceptor faculty member, but also participation in college teaching and service activities. For more information, contact your regional director.

Last Reviewed: September 8, 2014

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