Candice Wong, Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Preceptor of the Year
The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) Preceptor of the Year Award is given annually to one outstanding IPPE preceptor. For 2019, Candice Wong, PharmD, ’02, Inpatient Pharmacist Educator at Harborview Medical Center and UWSOP alumna, was named the honoree. She has been in practice for over 16 years and has served as a UWSOP preceptor since 2004.
Candice has received consistently high scores for her teaching abilities and students’ positive learning experience. She has also served on the UWSOP Student Preceptor Experiential Advisory Committee (SPEAC) for the last few years and offered thoughtful guidance to our Experiential Education team to improve and shape our program.
One student wrote, “This preceptor obviously cares about her students and has repeatedly gone out of her way to ensure that students learn all that they want while on rotation at HMC.” Another student shared, “Candice has had a huge impact on my “career” as a pharmacy school student. I feel more invigorated than ever before to pursue a career as a clinical pharmacist!”
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.
‘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
Aligning expectations for both student and preceptor is key and something she would share with new preceptors.
Thank you, Candice, for inspiring our students and modeling professional and positive leadership and excellent patient care.
Click here to see the full list of exemplary preceptors who have been awarded the Certificate of Merit in Precepting this year in recognition of their dedication to the School of Pharmacy and commitment to the education of student pharmacists.