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Resident, Fellow and Preceptor Development Session (Resident and Fellows Only)

General Session

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March 11, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

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Resident, Fellow and Preceptor Development Session (Resident and Fellows Only)

Alicia Alexander Cadogan, PharmD
Director, Team Lead, Oncology
Pfizer Inc, United States

This is a special session for Residents and Fellows only. No fee required to attend. Will be held in separate room during lunch. Pharmaceutical Industry-based Drug Information Residency and Fellowship programs are an important step towards ensuring that the future of Medical Communications in the pharmaceutical industry is in capable hands. There is no governing structure to standardize these programs, and as a result the experience and training received can vary greatly in content and expectations. Although the trainees must be engaged and committed to meet their goals, the preceptor is critical to the success of the programs, and critical to the preparedness of the trainee upon completion of their experience. For this DIA session, we invite Residents, Fellows, and their preceptors to join us as we explore the training experience from the perspective of both the trainee and the preceptor. We will discuss some optimal preceptor activities, share success stories and challenges, and explore the possibility of working together through DIA to provide more structure to this important career development path.

Learning Objective(s):
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
Discuss how to assess a resident or fellow’s competencies gained during the training program
Identify the roles and responsibilities of program’s preceptors
Identify best practices for the preceptor – trainee relationship that optimize educational outcomes
Recognize how the DIA can strengthen and cultivate preceptor – trainee relationships through partnership

Presentation(s) & Speaker(s):
Evelyn R. Hermes-DeSantis, PharmD
Clinical Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States

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