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Clinical & Affiliate Faculty Guidelines & Process Information

Volunteer pharmacists are critical to the success of a modern school of pharmacy educational program. Without the selfless assistance of hundreds of pharmacists and other health care practitioners, we could not produce quality graduates.

The School does not have many ways to say "thank you" for your time and energy. One thing we can do is appoint qualified volunteer preceptors to our Clinical and Affiliate Faculty. In addition to a faculty title such as Clinical Instructor, an appointment to the faculty will allow you access to our wonderful electronic health sciences library.

If you wish to investigate this process, please view or download the Appointment, Retention and Promotion Guidelines for Clinical and Affiliate Faculty (Currently updating).

Clinical & Affiliate Faculty Appointment Process

If you would like to be considered for appointment to our Clinical or Affiliate Faculty (CAF) as outlined in appointment criteria (currently updating), please send an email note to Sarah Millar at snmillar@uw.edu explaining specifically how you interact with our students or faculty. Receipt of this message will notify us of your intention and will help our office guide you through the process.

In order to move your request forward, we will need the following five items, preferably attached electronically to an email message also to be emailed to at snmillar@uw.edu. This message should also contain a statement of how you interact with our students or faculty.

  1. Current Curriculum Vitae
  2. Biography Form
  3. Personal Data Form (Must include Social Security Number)
  4. UW Conviction/Criminal History Form (For non-UW employees only; Must be signed by hand)
  5. A nomination letter:

The nomination letter must be from a voting faculty member. However, if you are precepting student pharmacists, our office will automatically generate this letter on your behalf. If you are interacting with faculty members outside of the Office of Professional Pharmacy Education, you will need a letter of support written by the faculty member with whom you work.

In addition to the nomination letter, pharmacy residents applying for a clinical faculty appointment will also need a letter of support and verification from their residency director submitted with the other documents.

Department of Pharmacy faculty vote on CAF nominees at the monthly faculty meetings in January, June and October of every year. All paperwork must be received no later than the last day of the month prior to the meetings.

Retention & Promotion Policy

According to University of Washington School of Pharmacy policies, and Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education guidelines, all preceptors, and clinical faculty and affiliate faculty associated with extending the mission of the program must be reviewed annually by the Department of Pharmacy faculty.

To remain an active CAF member submission of a current Curriculum Vitae or Preceptor Information Update Form, which summarizes your service to the Department over the past year and other significant professional and scholarly accomplishments, is due no later than the end of the first week of October every year.

Information submitted will be used by the Clinical & Affiliate Faculty Retention & Promotion Committee during the annual retention review and for consideration of promotion.

Access to our Preceptor Information Update web site is through our Preceptor website or submit a current Curriculum Vitae to Sarah Millar at snmillar@uw.edu or via US mail to:

Sarah Millar
University of Washington School of Pharmacy
1959 NE Pacific Street
HSB Room H-364, Box 357631
Seattle, WA 98195

CAF Retention & Promotion Committee meets in late mid-October every year to determine reappointment and promotion.

Current CAF members will be notified via email mail if they have NOT been reappointed and/or if they are being considered for promotion. 

Deadline for all completed paperwork: October 1 (next meeting in mid-October 2014)