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The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy certainly appreciates all the preceptors who support the experiential education program and contribute to the education of our students- we couldn't do it without you!

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Interested In Becoming A Preceptor?

The Office of External Studies reviews applications for new preceptors year-round. Let us know you're interested by completing the application using code PHARM2021.


For questions or trouble with the application site, please contact our office


The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy has established the following criteria for pharmacist preceptors within the experiential program:

  • Have a minimum of one year experience post-licensure
  • Be in good standing with the board of pharmacy or licensing body of the state of current licensure

Non-pharmacist preceptors are approved on a limited basis for experiences including but not limited to research or academia. Pharmacy Residents are also eligible to serve as preceptors in the experiential program as part of the layered learning model under the direction of a Primary Site Preceptor, who meets the requirements outlined above.

Becoming a Preceptor

The Office of External Studies reviews applications for new preceptors year-round. Let us know you're interested by completing the application using code PHARM2021.

Click here for the preceptor application.

For questions or trouble with the application site, please contact our office.


  • Personal and professional satisfaction of contributing to the pharmacy profession by sharing your professional experience, knowledge, and mentorship to the next generation of pharmacists.
  • Library & Drug Information Resources
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • As a preceptor, the University recognizes you as a Voluntary Faculty. Benefits for Voluntary Faculty members can be viewed here.


Preceptor of the Year Recipients

2021- Mark Huffmyer, UK Healthcare

2020 - Megan May, Baptist Health Lexington

2019 - Kami Redecker, Norton Cancer Institute

2018 - Kelly Davis, Lexington VA Medical Center

2017 - Barbara Magnuson-Woodward, UK Healthcare

2016 - Lynn Wardlow, UofL Hospital

Current Preceptors

Resources for current preceptors are housed in the college's experiential learning management system, CORE ELMS. If you are a current preceptor and cannot access CORE ELMS, please contact the Office of External Studies to request a password reset.

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Alumni Reflect on Changing Roles During COVID-19

As the world navigates a new "norm" in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are being forced to change up their routines — including at work. For UKCOP alumni Cindi Williams and Joel Thornbury, the changes leave them feeling empowered as professional pharmacists.

Read Cindi and Joel's story

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.