MEMORANDUM


TO: Clinical Practice Preceptors - San Antonio Region
FROM: Dr. Leroy Knodel, Regional Director and Dr. Pam Maxwell, Clinical Coordinator
SUBJECT: UT College of Pharmacy Clinical Rotation Assignments (2009-10)
DATE: November 3, 2008


Approximately 30 University of Texas College of Pharmacy students will be assigned to San Antonio to begin their advanced pharmacy practice clerkships (6-weeks each) on July 6, 2009. As always, your willingness to precept UT pharmacy students is vitally important to the College of Pharmacy and for this, you have our sincere thanks.

At the bottom of this memorandum are spaces to indicate the rotations during which you would be willing to precept a UT College of Pharmacy student during their 4th professional year. Historically, clerkship 1, which occurs during the summer is the most difficult one in which to place students due in part to many preceptors taking vacation or being involved in orientation of new residents. Similarly, clerkship 4 is a difficult one for assignments because of the Thanksgiving holiday and preceptor attendance at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. If it is at all possible for you to precept a student during either of these clerkship periods, this is greatly appreciated also.

Because of the increasing complexity of managing our various educational and training programs (i.e., P4 students, University Hospital and VA Hospital pharmacy practice residents and specialty residents, College of Pharmacy residents enrolled concurrently in the M.S. Program), we are assessing your willingness and availability to precept P4 students and postgraduate residents during the upcoming year starting July 6, 2009. Since postgraduate residents typically complete month-long rotations, while our P4 students complete 6-week rotations, we are assessing your availability to precept either or both students and residents separately below.

In order to properly interpret your responses later in this memorandum, we are asking all clinical preceptors to check the most appropriate block below regarding your willingness/ability to preceptor P4 students and/or postgraduate residents.

I can take only P4 students on my clerkship
I can take either P4 students or residents on my clerkship, BUT not at the same time
I can take only a resident on my clerkship
I can take both a P4 student and a resident on my clerkship at the same time; since rotations for P4 students differ in length (6 weeks versus month-long, respectively), the overlap may be minimal or as much as 4 weeks, depending on the rotation periods chosen below

Thank you for providing the following information:

Name Practice Site:

Availability to Precept P4 Students

For each of the following rotation periods, please indicate the maximum number of P4 students (i.e., 0-3) that you would be willing to precept at your practice site.

Summer Semester: Clerkship #1    
2009 (July 6 - Aug 14)    
  No of Students    
       
Fall Semester Clerkship #2 Clerkship #3 Clerkship #4
2009 (Aug 17 - Sept 25) (Sept 28 - Nov 6) (Nov 9 - Dec 18)
  No of Students No of Students No of Students
       
Spring Semester Clerkship #5 Clerkship #6 Clerkship #7
2010 (Jan 4 - Feb 12) (Feb 15 - Mar 26) (Mar 29 - May 7)
  No of Students No of Students No of Students

If there are any special considerations in making Pharm.D. student assignments to your clerkship site, please indicate below:

 

Availability to Precept Postgraduate Residents

For each of the following rotation periods, please indicate the maximum number of postgraduate residents  (i.e., 0-1) that you would be willing to precept at your practice site.

Rotation #1 Rotation #2 Rotation #3 Rotation #4
(August 2009) (September 2009) (October 2009) (November 2009)
No. of Residents: No. of Residents: No. of Residents: No. of Residents:
       
Rotation #5 Rotation #6 Rotation #7 Rotation #8
(January 2010) (February 2010) (March 2010) (April 2010)
No. of Residents: No. of Residents: No. of Residents: No. of Residents:
       
  Rotation #9 Rotation #10
  (May 2010) (June 2010)  
  No. of Residents: No. of Residents:  

 

We are asking preceptors to complete this form by no later than Friday, November 21, 2008 (if possible).  Once the form has been completed, click the “SUBMIT” button below.  Thanks again for your valuable contributions to the educational and training programs of the UT College of Pharmacy.


October 1, 2008
College of Pharmacy at UT Austin
Comments to: pharmacy@www.utexas.edu