Working Professional PharmD Program (WPPD)
Thank you for your interest in precepting a WPPD student who began the program prior to Fall 2012. The WPPD program provides pharmacists with a baccalaureate degree a non-traditional pathway to obtain the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Students complete a 9-semester curriculum that includes practice activities called Clinical Practice Assessments (CPAs). To graduate from the WPPD program, students must complete a total of 36 CPAs.
A CPA requires the student to demonstrate that he/she can perform a practice activity that is expected of an advanced pharmacy practitioner. Each CPA is competency-based, meaning that successful completion of the CPA requires demonstrating specific performance criteria, rather than time-based or requiring a pre-established amount of time performing the activity in the practice setting.
For each CPA, a 3 to 5 page document is provided to guide the preceptor and student in meeting the WPPD Program’s requirements. The Student CPA manual can be downloaded at the following link to assist preceptors in meeting these requirements:
All sites where WPPD students access patient data or interact with patients must have an affiliation agreement with UFL. The WPPD student should confirm that your site is affiliated or initiate the process of obtaining the affiliation agreement. As a safe guard, we recommend that preceptors also confirm that a signed affiliation agreement is on file with their legal department.
If you are interested in becoming a WPPD preceptor: 1) Please review the Information for Preceptors brochure, 2) discuss your role and expectations as a preceptor with a WPPD student, and 3) determine which CPAs would be appropriate for you to precept at your practice site and that would be consistent with your current daily pharmacy practice activities.
When you are ready to apply, please click on the Preceptor Application link below and complete the application form. An email notifying applicants of their status will be sent within 2 to 3 weeks.
For more information regarding the Preceptor Approval process please contact the WPPD Regional Director for Clinical Practice Assessments:
Beatriz Manzor Mitrzyk, PharmD, BCPS
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Working Professional PharmD Program
Additional Information For Preceptors:
Questions regarding the additional information for preceptors please contact:Jackie Lavinder University of Florida College of Pharmacy Working Professional PharmD Program Phone: 352-273-6279 Email: email@example.com