Why Can't We Be Friends? Professionalism In and Out of the Classroom

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-18-010-H04-P
Activity Date: April 18, 2018
Expiration Date: April 18, 2021
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available

Accreditation for Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed for pharmacists engaged in any level of teaching and precepting including classroom teaching, IPPE students, APPE students, PGY1 residents, PGY2 residents or any other discipline.

Activity Overview

Most preceptors have not had formal training in precepting and may have adapted their precepting style from more seasoned preceptors or literature articles. Very few articles deal concisely or specifically with methods on how to manage unprofessional students. Additionally, almost all preceptors will encounter some degree of unprofessionalism among the students and residents they are supervising at some point in their careers.

Published literature states that a change in preceptor behavior will be far more successful than an attempt to change a student/resident’s behavior; Learn how preceptors may evaluate their own attitudes and actions in trying to prevent or respond to unprofessionalism from students or residents.

Learning Objectives

  • Define unprofessionalism.

  • List behaviors considered “unprofessional” in the pharmacy practice setting.

  • Define characteristics of boundary violations.

  • Identify and incorporate strategies to promote professionalism among students and residents on clinical rotations.

  • Suggest techniques to enable preceptors to remediate unprofessionalism among students and residents on clinical rotations.

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Discuss difficulties encountered as a preceptor.

  • Compare attitude changes to adjust behaviors.

Faculty Information

  • Allison King, Pharm.D., Investigational Drug Pharmacists, PGY1 Residency Coordinator, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Mo.


In accordance with the ACPE’s and ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, everyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity is required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/domestic partner has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the activity content over which the individual has control.

A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The Standards for Commercial Support do not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be commercial interest.

  • All planners, presenters, and reviewers report no financial relationships relevant to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of recorded faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the entire activity and complete all the required components to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. To be sure your CE is processed within 60 days of being earned; plan to process your CE immediately after completing the activity. Claim your CE at http://elearning.ashp.org. Once you have processed and claimed your CE credit, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to verify your credits were transferred successfully. It is an electronic direct-report process so your credits should appear in your account within a few minutes. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report your credit(s) for this activity

System Technical Requirements

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