Thank you for being a preceptor and contributing to clinical education at the School of Pharmacy. We truly appreciate your time and energy and recognize that you make a significant difference in preparing future practitioners. We have prepared this page for you as a reference guide for your role in interacting with us and our students.
Experiential Learning Faculty and Support Staff
Our office is located in Stark Learning Center (SLC), Room 336. Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please feel free to contact us with questions, concerns or comments.
Kristina Powers, PharmDInterim Director of Experiential Programs
Kristina Powers is the Interim Director of the entire experiential program and the course coordinator for all Advanced Pharmacy Practice (APPE) rotations and the following IPPEs: Geisinger MTM/Telepharmacy (PHA 555), Weis Specialty MTM IPPE (PHA 555), Institutional IPPE (PHA 445), Prescriber IPPE (PHA 440), and Community IPPE (PHA 335). She oversees all experiential courses and sits on many school committees as the experiential liaison to the School of Pharmacy.
Thomas Franko, PharmDAssociate Professor
Thomas Franko is an Associate Professor. He has an ambulatory care practice site with the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Kingston, PA. He is the coordinator for the Clinical IPPE (PHA 440). He is an active member of the American Pharmacists Association, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and President of Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.
Brenda Gruver, PharmDSelf-Directed IPPE Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Brenda Gruver is the coordinator for the Self-Directed Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (SD-IPPE). SD-IPPE involves P1-P3 student participation in community service programs that directly affect patients for an accumulation of 20 experiential hours. Common examples of these programs include:
- Brown bags at senior centers/health fairs.
- Blood pressure screenings.
- Poison prevention programs.
Julia JacienInterim Experiential Program Coordinator
Julia Jacien is the Interim Experiential Program Coordinator, within the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She plays a significant role in many operations of our office, including:
- Communicating, collecting and submitting student onboarding documentation for experiential sites.
- Assisting with quality assurance measures.
Becoming a Preceptor
Becoming a preceptor is an extremely rewarding experience! If you are interested in becoming a preceptor for the School of Pharmacy or for more information, please send your inquiry to Shelli Holt-Macey, Director of Experiential Programs via the online form below.
Preceptor Development Opportunities
Preceptors are eligible for a 50% discount on continuing education programs offered through the University's Center for Continued Learning.