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Setting up Student Success: A Guide to an Effective Orientation

Ended Aug 27, 2021
1.5 credits

Full course description

Please read this entire section if you decide to take this course.  It is a requirement for CE Credit.

Course Overview

This course is designed to identify important aspects of preparing for and delivering a successful pharmacy practice experience orientation.  Strategies to engage students and obtain student buy-in during the pharmacy practice experience will be discussed.  The course will also provide an opportunity for preceptors to develop a site-specific and a rotation-specific orientation guide for pharmacy students.

Target Audience


Activity Accreditation                                                                         Type: Knowledge

ACPE - Pharmacists Accreditation
Credit Hours: 1.5 CE       
ACPE UAN: 0834-0000-18-047-H04-P                                                                                                                                    Expiration Date: 08/27/2021             Release Date: 08/27/2018


TAMHSC-CBHEC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

The Home study activity, “Setting Up Student Success: A Guide to an Effective Orientation” has been accredited for up to 1.5 contact hours of ACPE continuing pharmacy education. In order to receive credit, the activity must be successfully completed by doing the following: 1) reading the learning objectives and disclosures of planners and faculty; 2) completing the educational activity in its entirety, 3) evaluating the activity; and 4) completing the self-assessment instrument with a score of at least 70%.

CE credit will be submitted to the NABP-CPE Monitor within 30 days. It is recommended that you check your NABP CPE Monitor e-profile database 30 days after the completion of any CE activity to ensure that your credits are posted.

NABP e-PROFILE ID NUMBER: to receive credit for your participation in this activity, all pharmacists must include their NABP e-Profile ID number, along with their month and date of birth. If incorrect information is provided, this will result in "rejected" status from the CPE Monitor. It is the responsibility of the participant to notify Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy (within the 60 day submission timeframe) of their corrected information. Otherwise, the completed CE will not be accepted by the CPE Monitor.


SpeakerAdam Brown, PharmD, BCPS-Clinical Assistant Professor-Pharmacy Practice

Texas A&M University | Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy | Kingsville, TX

Learning Objectives:  1) Identify important aspects of preparing for and delivering a successful pharmacy practice experience orientation.  2) Describe strategies to obtain student buy-in and engagement for pharmacy practice experiences.  3) Develop a site and rotation specific orientation guide for pharmacy students.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Brown has been a Clinical Assistant Professor with Texas A&M and an Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist with Memorial Hermann TMC since February of 2016. He is a graduate of the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy and the Pharmacotherapy Residency Program at Texas Tech University.

He began his career as a clinical pharmacist with Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and Memorial Hermann TMC before returning to academia.  Dr. Brown currently precepts inpatient acute care rotations for both APPE and IPPE students, coordinates a team based pharmacotherapy lab course, and lectures in cardiology pathophysiology and therapeutics.  His research interests include guideline adherence and anticoagulation use in the elderly and/or frail. 

Faculty and Planner Disclosure

Policies and standards of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education require that faculty and planners for continuing pharmacy education activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices, or services may be discussed in the content of a CPE activity. Conflicts of interest are created when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect the content of CPE about products and/or services of commercial interest. Therefore, a conflict of interest form is obtained from all persons in control of CPE content. 

Adam Brown, PharmD, BCPS has no relevant financial relationships to disclose

The Course Director and following participating Faculty Planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Fee Information: There is no fee for this educational activity

Course Director:

Asim Abu-Baker, PharmD

Clinical Professor for Pharmacy Practice
Associate Dean for Clinical and Professional Affairs
Interim Department Head of Pharmacy Practice
Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville, TX

Faculty Planners:


Delany Ivy, Pharm D
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville,TX

Charlotte Farris, Pharm D
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville,TX


Carolynn Mathews, B.S. Pharm
Director of Experiential Education
Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville,TX


Off-Label Product Discussion

In accordance with ACPE Criteria for Quality, the audience is advised that authors in this CPE activity may include reference(s) to unlabeled, unapproved, or investigational uses of therapeutic agents or biomedical devices. The authors will inform the reader of when they discuss or reference an unapproved, unlabeled, or investigational use of a therapeutic agent or biomedical device.

University Disclosure

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts are their own. This activity is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the names of  The Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy and Coastal Bend Health Education Center implies review of educational format, design and approach.  These materials may discuss use and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

For technical or other issues, please contact:

Dr. Janice Meyer, Program Manager    Email:    Telephone: 979-458-2511

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