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Staying positive without testing positive during COVID19: an open discussion on precepting during a pandemic

Broadcast Date: April 19, 2021


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This podcast will explore considerations for preceptors, experiential sites, and pharmacy students for IPPE and APPE learning experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will review strategies to ensure consistent learning opportunities and also discuss methods that were implemented in the event a learner or preceptor tested positive for coronavirus.


Paige CarsonPaige Carson is a clinical pharmacy Manager supporting the pharmacists working in Population Health services (Ambulatory Care Management) at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. She also serves as a Residency Program Director (RPD) for the Atrium Health Cabarrus PGY1 Residency in the ambulatory care setting and precepts students on 4th year rotations. Dr. Carson graduated from Medical University of South Carolina with her PharmD and completed a Specialty Residency in Primary Care with Coastal Medical, Inc. and University of Rhode Island. Her interests include practice advancement, population health, telehealth and precepting. She has served in various SAGs for ASHP and is currently chair for the Clinical Practice Advancement group.

Kong WongDr. Kong Kit Wong is a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist. He is currently a Primary Aligned Care Team Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (PACT) and Co-Student Coordinator at the Washington, D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center (DC VAMC). In these roles, he manages chronic disease states as a pharmacist provider and assists with on-boarding and management of the IPPE and APPE student rotations.

Josh GuffeyJosh Guffey currently serves as the Director of Pharmacy Education at Charlotte Area Health Education Center and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC. In his current role, he precepts and facilitates learner rotation placements within the region.

Mark HardyMark Hardy, Pharm. D., is the Executive Director of the ND Board of Pharmacy. Mark is a native of Neche, ND and a 2007 graduate of the North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy where he earned his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Dr Hardy ensures the public safety by supervising licensing of pharmacists, pharmacies, pharmacy technicians, prescription drug wholesalers and manufacturers; establishing policies and regulations for the practice of pharmacy and works with the seven-member Board of Pharmacy appointed by the governor. He also is responsible for the operation of the state of North Dakota’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, which facilitates controlled substance information to help identify and inhibit diversion in an efficient and cost effective manner.

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.
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