School of Pharmacy

Preceptor Recognition

Preceptor awards

Winners of our annual preceptor awards are individuals who are exemplary practitioners, role models, coaches, learning facilitators, and team players.

2019 IPPE Preceptor of the Year Award Recipient: Candice Wong. This award is given annually to one or more outstanding IPPE preceptors.

My favorite thing to do is turn a question around on a student and ask them, “What do you think?” Then I listen to their thoughts before providing mine. It’s my way of gently prodding them towards problem-solving on their own.’ – Candice Wong

Candice currently serves as the Inpatient Pharmacist Educator at Harborview Medical Center. She has been in practice for more than 16 years and has served as a UW SOP preceptor since 2004. As an IPPE Preceptor, she loves that “Aha!” moment when a student fully understands something and always works to set clear expectations and have regular check-ins to make sure the IPPE experience goes smoothly. Aligning expectations for both student and preceptor is key and something she would share with new preceptors.

2019 Wayne A. Kradjan Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award Recipient: Tony Casanova. This award is given annually to one or two outstanding APPE preceptors.

Tony currently serves as the Emergency Department Pharmacist Specialist at CHI Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center. He has served as a UW SOP preceptor since 2008 and all the students have acknowledged him for his ability to teach and challenge them. Tony loves seeing the excitement in the students’ face when they recognize the difference they have made.  Pharmacists truly can impact a life in so many ways. The excitement and joy that we all have, including students, when we recognize that our many years of schooling has allowed us to have a lasting impact on another person’s life is truly rewarding. His tip for new preceptors is to have the willingness to adapt – having an open attitude to adapting to personalities, learning styles and changing landscape is a necessity as a preceptor. When asked about ways to motivate and engage students, he shares that his most successful approach is to lead by example. He stresses hard work and independence to our students and recognizes that in order for students to become independent, they need a good role model and a good efficient process. Given that the emergency department is a new environment to many and can be quite overwhelming, showing students which patients they should be involved with is key. From there, students need to develop their own efficient process that works for their learning and practice style. Tony’s precepting philosophy is to recognize and support people’s differences and lead by example.

Past recipients of the IPPE Preceptor of the Year Award include:
  • 2019: Candice Wong
  • 2018: Daniel Kim
  • 2017: Stephen Long
  • 2016: Gary Nicholas
  • 2015: Elaine Mark
  • 2014: Ron Bennett, Elizabeth Fuchs & Candy Naderi
  • 2013: Josh Akers
  • 2012: Laurel Brown
Past recipients of the Wayne A. Kradjan Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award include:
  • 2019: Tony Casanova
  • 2018: Kate Atienza
  • 2017: C. Todd Winkler
  • 2016: Tracey Meyers
  • 2015: Jeannie Chan
  • 2014: John Watkins
  • 2013: Steve Anderson
  • 2012: Paul Grochal; Mark Shigahara
  • 2011: Michael Donohue
  • 2010: Tiffany Erickson; Allan Ellsworth
  • 2009: Chhang Chhay
  • 2008: Jolene Kalmbach
  • 2007: Steve Erickson
  • 2006: Joy Plein
  • 2005: Rachel Fantz
  • 2004: Tom McPharlin
  • 2003: Doug Black
  • 2002: Suzanne Lee
  • 2001: Alvin Goo
  • 2000: Peggy Odegard
  • 1999: Paul Anderson; Shari Bennett
  • 1998: Pat Vetter
  • 1997: Donna Fujii; Karl Kwok
  • 1996: Marian McDonagh
  • 1995: Sarah Beatty
  • 1994: Steve Williams
  • 1993: Micki Kedzierski
  • 1992: Jeff Almgren
  • 1991: Doug Black

Certificate of merit

Beginning in 2017, we added an additional form of recognition for preceptors who have demonstrated excellence through outstanding performance per student evaluations, sustained and significant contributions to the School or profession, and progression in their Continuing Professional Development (including self-reflection). These individuals received a Certificate of Merit in Precepting.

2019 Certificate of Merit Recipients
  • Rachel Allen
  • Steven Anderson
  • Jennifer Arnold
  • Kathy Arnold
  • Kate Atienza
  • Carly Bliss
  • Helen Booth
  • Anita Brethauer
  • Laurel Brown
  • Elizabeth Brule
  • Tony Casanova
  • Jeannie Chan
  • Lingtak Chan
  • Lydia Chen
  • Tracy Chen
  • Chhang Chhay
  • Eugene Cho
  • Ron Cho
  • Alice Chong
  • Richard Chua
  • Melanie Cohen
  • Karen Craddick
  • Elizabeth Craig
  • Carol Crawford
  • Mary Davis
  • Vicki DeCaro
  • John Dempsey
  • Nancy Denini
  • Kim Donnelly
  • Donald Downing
  • Nancy Driesner
  • Roxana Dumitru
  • Zahra Escobar
  • Sebastian Espinas
  • Stephanie Friedman
  • Deborah Frieze
  • Andrew Fung
  • Gregory Gipson
  • Julie Grefe
  • Paul Grochal
  • Matthew Hafermann
  • Ryan Hansen
  • Bridget Haupt
  • Patrick Henry
  • Laura Hoekstra
  • Dawn Ipsen
  • George Jinks
  • Robert Kahns
  • Michaelene Kedzierski
  • Daniel Kim
  • Gina Kim
  • Sarah Kim
  • Seung Kim
  • Blake King
  • Rebecca Kingsley
  • Mark Kliewer
  • Sonya Kousoum
  • Allison Kupsh
  • Francine Lai
  • Carmen Lau
  • Trang Le
  • Emily Leaf
  • Bridget Lee
  • Grace Lee
  • Heesoon Lee
  • Ji Lee
  • Karissa Lee
  • Madison Lee
  • Nancy Lee
  • Suzanne Lee
  • Yushi Li
  • Amy Lin
  • James Lin
  • Ashley Lindeman
  • Robert Loeffelbein
  • Sheila Lukito
  • Chau Luong
  • Dominique Mark
  • Chelsea Markle
  • Elizabeth Marn
  • Diane Matsuwaka
  • Frances McGaugh
  • Heidi McKinnon
  • Amanda McPeak
  • Candice Meyer
  • Leigh Ann Mike
  • Audrey Moehr
  • Amy Munekiyo
  • Ozra Naderi-Asrami
  • Kelli Nitta
  • Teresa O’Sullivan
  • Meredith Potochnic
  • Shirley Reitz
  • Nicole Seward
  • Linda Sturm
  • Anthony Thuyns
  • Amy Tran
  • Tawnie Tran
  • Thao Tran
  • Amanda Vander Tuig
  • Nicole Vettese
  • Leonie Villanueva
  • Joshua Villarreal
  • John Watkins
  • Christy Weiland
  • Kevin Whalen
  • Stephen Williams
  • Jennifer Wilson Norton
  • Ashley Wilson
  • Todd Winkler
  • Candice Wong
2018 Certificate of Merit Recipients
  • Megan Albertson
  • Rachel Allen
  • Steven Anderson
  • Kate Atienza
  • Helen Booth
  • Anita Brethauer
  • Jeannie Chan
  • Chhang Chhay
  • Eugene Cho
  • Carol Crawford
  • Mary Davis
  • Elizabeth De Leeuw
  • Vicki DeCaro
  • Nancy Denini
  • Suraj Devasthali
  • Lien Do
  • Don Downing
  • Roxana Dumitru
  • Andrea Eberly
  • Kristine Eng
  • Tiffany Erickson
  • Zahra Escobar
  • Sebastian Espinas
  • Jennifer Fife
  • Stephanie Friedman
  • James Gibson
  • Gregory Gipson
  • Rena Gosser
  • Matthew Hafermann
  • Melanie Harper
  • Laura Hoekstra
  • Dawn Ipsen
  • Jane Jacobson
  • Robert Kahns
  • Micki Kedzierski
  • Mary Kelly
  • Parisima Kheradmand
  • Kunsoo Kim
  • Rebecca Kingsley
  • Karl Kwok
  • Eunbae Lee
  • Suzanne Lee
  • Chau Luong
  • Amanda McPeak
  • Mark Mulvaney
  • Amy Munekiyo
  • Terri O’Sullivan
  • Grace Pak
  • Neris Palunas
  • Elaine Pappas
  • Kelly Pinson-Hinerth
  • Caroline Pitney
  • Anne Poon
  • Jeffrey Purcell
  • Kathleen Reece
  • Myrna Romack
  • Susan Rowe
  • Linda Sturm
  • Shane-Ann Suehiro
  • Lydia Sun
  • Lynda Tanagi
  • Terrance Teng
  • Ingrid Thieman
  • Anthony Thuyns
  • Amy Tran
  • Tawnie Tran
  • Thang Tran
  • Thao Tran
  • David Tsung
  • Mark Underwood
  • Nicole Vettese
  • Leonie Villanueva
  • Joshua Villarreal
  • Xiaojue Wang
  • John Watkins
  • Christy Weiland
  • Kevin Whalen
  • Susan Wiley-Bridges
  • Stephen Williams
  • Ashley Wilson
  • Todd Winkler
  • Laura Winter
  • Ann Wittkowsky
  • Beatrice Wong
  • Man Ching Jenny Wong
  • Sylvia Wong
  • Irene Yang
  • Huey Yu
2017 Certificate of Merit Recipients
  • Megan Albertson
  • Rachel Allen
  • Jeffrey Almgren
  • Steven Anderson
  • Kate Atienza
  • Shakeel Bandali
  • Laura Beste
  • Doug Black
  • Helen Booth
  • Anita Brethauer
  • Mary Brim
  • Catherine Brown
  • Laurel Brown
  • Jeannie Chan
  • Tracy Chen
  • Chhang Chhay
  • Eugene Cho
  • Sebastian Espinas
  • Paul Grochal
  • Matthew Hafermann
  • Patrick Henry
  • Elaine Huang
  • Dawn Ipsen
  • Kim Johnson
  • Robert Kahns
  • Michaelene Kedzierski
  • Joong Kim
  • Mark Kliewer
  • En Kwak
  • Ben Laurent
  • Serena Le
  • Eunbae Lee
  • Madison Lee
  • Suzanne Lee
  • Yushi Li
  • Jack Liao
  • Thomas McPharlin
  • Geoffrey Meer
  • Mark Mulvaney
  • Ozra Naderi-Asrami
  • Lisa Nguyen
  • Rosanna Oh
  • Larry Oliver
  • Elaine Pappas
  • Nisha Patel
  • Kelly Pinson-Hinerth
  • Caroline Pitney
  • Meredith Potochnic
  • Myrna Romack
  • Ashley Rosenquist
  • Heather Shimamoto
  • Virginia Skipper
  • Mark Stenwall
  • Stephen Strockbine
  • Linda Sturm
  • Terrance Teng
  • Andreea Tofan