sphs preceptors award

Kim Schwab and Therese Clark Earn School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Awards

CLAREMONT, CA – Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) has announced a pair of awards from the 2018-2019 academic year. Dr. Kim Schwab was selected as the KGI SPHS Faculty Preceptor of the Year and Dr. Therese Clark earned the KGI SPHS Experiential Education Coordinator of the Year honor.

Associate Dean for Pharmacy and Industry Relations Bernard Tyrrell and Assistant Dean for Experiential Education Minh Dang presented the awards to Schwab and Clark earlier in the fall semester.

“The KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is very grateful to Dr. Kim Schwab, Dr. Therese Clark, and all those who support and assist with the education of our students,” Dean Martin Zdanowicz said. “All your hard work and devotion to the education of future pharmacist does not go unnoticed. We truly appreciate all of you.”

Faculty Preceptor of the Year is given to the individual that receives the highest average student evaluation of the preceptor for the 2018-2019 academic year. Experiential Education Coordinator of the Year is given to the site coordinator that receives the highest average student evaluation of the site for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students in KGI’s Doctor of Pharmacy program complete 11 different experiential education rotations prior to graduation.

Schwab, an assistant professor of clinical sciences at KGI, precepts students for both Emergency Medicine and Research Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) rotations at SHARP Chula Vista Medical Center in San Diego, CA.

“Dr. Schwab is an amazing preceptor,” students wrote in their feedback. “She allows for autonomy while providing guidance when necessary. Not only was she very knowledgeable in her respective specialty, but she was also very motivating and encouraging towards learning everything about emergency medicine.”

Clark is the Pharmacy Student Program Coordinator at SHARP Healthcare in San Diego, CA. She also precepts students for the anticoagulation and management rotations. Clark works diligently to help place KGI students in a learning environment that is committed to the education of our students.

“She was very patient and willing to tailor the rotation to your need,” students said. “I learned a lot from her not only about drug information, but also about residency, diseases, and pharmacy practice in general.”