Addressing the Challenges of Precepting Students Enrolled in Remote Research Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

Am J Pharm Educ. 2021 May;85(5):8311. doi: 10.5688/ajpe8311. Epub 2021 Jan 19.


As a result of restrictions imposed by COVID-19, many researchers have responded to the call for remote, advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) that do not involve direct patient care. The influx of materials on online pedagogy may be difficult for new preceptors to digest while familiarizing themselves with the APPE program. To complement the available guidance on remote learning for new preceptors, we describe our experiences with implementing a remote, research-focused APPE during COVID-19. Common challenges are discussed and potential solutions that may help new preceptors anticipate and overcome barriers to achieving the educational outcomes of research-focused APPE are proposed.

Keywords: COVID-19; experiential education; remote; virtual learning.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 / epidemiology*
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Pharmacy / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Pharmacy Research / organization & administration*
  • Preceptorship / organization & administration*
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Students, Pharmacy