Awards - Residency Preceptor & Residency Program

Residency Preceptor Award

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Preceptor of the Year

Preceptor Award Overview

The Preceptor Award criteria focuses on innovative methods of training, mentoring, and motivating residents during their residency program.

Preceptor Nomination Process

Completed applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of members of the UTCOP Residencies Committee. The winner will be selected and announced at the annual residency banquets in Austin and San Antonio in June. The recipient will be given the opportunity to submit to the national ASHP REF Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards (PREA) Program. If so chosen, the award winner will work with the College to collect the required documentation to submit for the national award.

Preceptor Timeline At-A-Glance
  • UTCOP Preceptor Award Nomination Due – May 5
  • UTCOP Preceptor Award Selected and Notified – June 1
Preceptor Applicant Eligibility Requirements
  • A licensed practicing pharmacist in the United States
  • A pharmacy residency preceptor in an ASHP-accredited UTCOP-affiliated program for at least 3 years
  • Meets the minimum requirements for preceptors in the ASHP Residency Accreditation Standards
Preceptor Award Criteria

The Preceptor Award recognizes a pharmacy residency preceptor who has excelled in the training of residents. Recognition of these preceptors should enable them to serve as role models for other residency preceptors. Recipients of this award should embody the following characteristics:

  • History of significant contributions to residency training in the role of preceptor and mentor
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Respected by peers
  • Innovative resident educator
  • Contributor to research and service at the community and organizational levels
  • Track record for instilling these qualities in their residents and positively influencing residents’ careers

Residency Program Award

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Program of the Year

Program Award Overview

The Program Award recognizes a pharmacy residency program that has a reputation for excellence in the training of residents and consistent provision of an exceptionally positive and rewarding training experience.

By recognizing these programs and their accomplishments, they can serve as role models in sustained excellence, achievement, and innovation in residency training.

Program Nomination Process

Completed applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of members of the UTCOP Residencies Committee. The winner will be selected and announced at the annual residency banquets in Austin and San Antonio in June. The recipient will be given the opportunity to submit to the national ASHP REF Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards (PREA) Program. If so chosen, the award winner will work with the College to collect the required documentation to submit for the national award.

Program Timeline-At-A-Glance
  • UTCOP Program Award Nomination Due – May 5
  • UTCOP Program Award Selected and Notified – June 1
Program Applicant Eligibility Requirements
  • UTCOP-affiliated residency program (PGY1 / PGY2)
  • ASHP-accredited residency program (PGY1 / PGY2)
  • An institution can only submit one application for the Program Award category per year (i.e. if an institution is nominated for multiple programs, the institution should decide which program will move forward).
  • One institution with or without multiple residency programs (whether PGY1 or PGY2) may only win the award once every 5 years. (Part of the selection criteria focuses on the recognition of a supportive training environment for residents and their preceptors. It is assumed that this environment is the same or is very similar for all the programs at the same institution.)
Program Award Criteria

The recipient program should have a sustained record of:

  • Providing an excellent practice environment for residency training and learning
  • Successfully training pharmacy residents
  • Employing unique and innovative methods for teaching and quality improvement
  • Positively influencing the careers of residency graduates
  • Contributing to the pharmacy department’s mission
  • Use of an organized process for the development of residency preceptors
  • ASHP residency accreditation