General Format

The conference format includes a variety of presentations presented in a conference classroom style environment with several interactive professional discussions sessions.

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Saturday, 3rd of August 2019




Welcome and Announcements

Jennifer Seltzer, PharmD
Regional Director, San Antonio Experiential Program


Jennifer Ridings-Myhra, MEd, RPh
Assistant Dean for Experiential & Professional Affairs
Clinical Associate Professor of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice



NEW Experiential Evaluation Rubric with Entrustable Activities Statement

Ashley Castleberry, PharmD, MSc, BCPS, CDE 
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Texas College of Pharmacy

Learning Objectives: 0067-9999-19-103-L04-P

    • Review EPA’s incorporation into 2019 student APPE evaluations
    • Describe changes made to the APPE student evaluation rubric
    • Apply rubric changes to evaluate student performance


University, College and Experiential Overview

University and College Update, and AACP Annual Preceptor Survey Results

W. Renee Acosta, MS, R.Ph.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Clinical Professor
Abbott Endowed Fellowship in Pharmacy
Senior Provost’s Teaching Fellow

Update on Interprofessional Education (IPE) Curriculum during Experiential Rotations

Veronica Young, Pharm.D., MPH
Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Interprofessional Education and Community Engagement
Director, Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education, The University of Texas at Austin

Experiential Overview

Jennifer Ridings-Myhra, MEd, RPh
Assistant Dean for Experiential & Professional Affairs
Clinical Associate Professor of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice

Learning Objectives: 0067-9999-19-104-L04-P

      • Articulate recent events within the College of Pharmacy and The University of Texas at Austin that are relevant to the experiential program.
      • Describe two methods by which IPE will be evaluated during IPPE and APPE rotations.
      • List two new experiential initiatives.
      • Evaluate the recent experiential year.
      • Discuss recommendations and implications of the 2019 AACP preceptor survey for The University of Texas at Austin’s experiential program.


Presentation of Preceptor Awards

Recognition of 2018 Regional Preceptor Award Recipients:

• Austin/Temple/Waco: Dusten Rose, Pharm.D.
• Dallas/Fort Worth:  Thinh Tran, Pharm.D.
• El Paso: Catherine Ho, Pharm.D.
• Galveston/Houston: Andrew Hunter, Pharm.D.
• Rio Grande Valley: Veronica Guerra, Pharm.D.
• San Antonio: Gerard Gawrys, Pharm.D.

Presentation of the 2019 Wm. Arlyn Kloesel Preceptor of the Year Award




Key Habits of Highly Effective Preceptors:  Do You Have What it Takes?

Todd Canada, Pharm.D., BCNSP, BCCCP, FASHP, FTSHP
Regional Director, Galveston-Houston Regional
Experiential Program

Learning Objectives: 0067-9999-19-105-L04-P

    • Discuss the three domains of preceptor habits to create an actionable plan for your continuous professional development.
    • Identify your current preceptor habit level and amount of time sustained in each domain.
    • Evaluate your potential precepting development to achieve master habits.


Don’t Get Burned:  Building Resilience to Prevent Burnout

Colleen Barthol, Pharm.D., BCPS
Critical Care Residency Program Director
Clinical Specialist, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

Learning Objectives: 0067-9999-19-106-L04-P

  • Define professional burnout including key symptoms and warning signs.
  • List workplace challenges and sources of professional burnout.
  • Identify organizations and resources committed to recognition, prevention and treatment of burnout.




New Preceptor Orientation

Linda Albrecht, MBA, RPh.
Regional Director of the Dallas/Fort Worth Internship Program
The University of Texas College of Pharmacy

Learning Objectives: 0067-9999-19-107-L04-P

  • List both preceptor and student requirements for participation in The University of Texas experiential program.
  • Design an intern orientation session that will foster a meaningful preceptor-intern relationship.
  • Describe guidelines for providing feedback and evaluation to pharmacist-interns.
  • Outline the steps to take when dealing with poorly performing students or students who are in danger of failing a rotation.



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