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In 2015, the Experiential Education (EE) teams at St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP) and Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale (MWU-CPG) met to discuss their respective teaching and learning curricula. In the general discussion, faculty from both programs had noted that we are lacking methodologies to assess the baseline preceptor characteristics and track their growth as these attributes are purposely cultivated throughout one’s professional lifespan. After much consideration and brainstorming, the idea was launched to create a Habits of Preceptors Rubric to identify and quantify the impactful qualities of effective preceptors. The research team decided to use the Delphi Method to establish consensus on the preceptor attributes, domains, and habit level descriptors. The Delphi panel consisted of twenty experts in pharmacy experiential learning. These experts included past recipients of the AACP Master Preceptor Award, corresponding authors in the area of preceptor development and assessment, and experiential education directors who had been in their role for five years or longer.

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