Available Until 10/1/2022

Preparing Preceptors for the Residency Interview Season

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-19-040-H04-P
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Expiration Date: October 1, 2022
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available  

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.

Activity Overview

This activity will review the phases of residency/job season to assist preceptors in preparation for the busy interview season. The presentation will be broken down into four sections: Midyear readiness, application season, candidate evaluation/ranking, and post-match. Each section will focus on key components in that season and will contain actionable steps that preceptors can use to manage each season. Core components include time management, readiness of the program and individual preceptors, the art of composing meaningful letters or recommendation, and how to efficiently evaluate candidates. At the conclusion of the session, preceptors will have the tools available to develop a plan for their upcoming residency season.


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

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacy preceptors.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the typical residency/job season for a pharmacy preceptor.
  • Identify a time management skill to incorporate into your practice.
  • List steps to develop a plan for the upcoming residency season.

Schedule of Activities

  • Introduction and Announcements
  • Presentation
  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion


  • Nicole Clark, Pharm.D., MHA, BCPS, FMSHP, Clinical Practice and Education Manager MelroseWakefield HealthCare, Medford, MA
  • Delia Carias, Pharm.D., BCPS, DPLA, Medication Use Policy Coordinator, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
  • Sandeep Devabhakthuni, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ, Cardiology Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD
  • Indrani Kar, Pharm.D., Drug Policy/Formulary Specialist, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH


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As defined by ACCME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The Standards for Commercial Support do not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The existence or non-existence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the activity.

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

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of a recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety 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 after completing the activity.

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