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School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Awards Preceptor of the Year

The Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) has announced another award for the 2018-2019 academic year. Dr. Andrew Simental was selected as the SPHS Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) Preceptor of the Year.

Assistant Dean for Experiential Education Minh Dang presented the award to Simental earlier in the fall semester.

“The KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is very grateful to Dr. Simental, 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.”

The APPE Preceptor of the Year award is given to the preceptor that receives the highest average student evaluation of the preceptor for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students in KGI’s Doctor of Pharmacy program complete 11 different experiential education rotations prior to graduation.

Simental coordinates all of the KGI SPHS rotations at the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center.

In providing feedback about preceptors, one student wrote: “Dr. Simental is a great preceptor! He properly challenged me and encouraged learning and clinical skill development. Definitely, one of the best preceptors I have had the pleasure of learning from. Looking forward to working with him in the future.”