The Preceptor of the Year awards presented each year by the Experiential Learning Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy recognize preceptors who demonstrate commitment to excellence and outstanding contributions to the educational development of future pharmacists.

Preceptor of the Year awards are given to an introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE) preceptor and an advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) preceptor. There is also an award to honor new preceptors with fewer than three (3) years of experience, as well as an award to honor the Faculty Preceptor of the Year.

Below are the current and previous recpients of these awards. For information about how to nominate a preceptor for a future award, please review the Preceptor of the Year Nomination Form‌.

2018 Award Recipients

Outstanding New Preceptor of the Year
Jessica Pyhtila. PharmD, BCGP, BCPS
VA Maryland Health Care System
Faculty Preceptor of the Year
Zachary R. Noel, PharmD, BCPS
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
IPPE Preceptor of the Year
Jeffrey Mrowczynski, PharmD
Costco Pharmacy in Frederick
APPE Preceptor of the Year
Richard D. Parker, Jr., BSPharm
Friends House Pharmacy

Previous Award Recipients

2017

Outstanding New Preceptor of the Year
Laura A. Hatfield, PharmD, BCPS
Johns Hopkins Hospital

IPPE Preceptor of the Year
Todd P. Yori, PharmD
Costco Pharmacy

APPE Preceptor o fthe Year
Julie Caler, PharmD
Western Maryland Health System

Faculty Preceptor of the Year
Katy Pincus, PharmD, BCPS
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

2016

Outstanding New Preceptor of the Year
David L. Ngo, PharmD, BCPS
Holy Cross Hospital

IPPE Preceptor of the Year
Erin L. Karara, PharmD, MBA, CGP
Wegmans

APPE Preceptor o fthe Year
Patricia A. Ross, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Faculty Preceptor of the Year
Chanel F. Whittaker, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASCP
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

2015

  • Matthew Bathula, PharmD
  • Alison Duffy, PharmD
  • Dave Procaccini, PharmD
  • Meltem Unal, PharmD

2014

  • Jennifer Clayton, PharmD
  • Michelle Metzman, PharmD

2013

  • Bruce Gordon, PharmD
  • Peter Mbi, PharmD, PhD
  • Ashley Nazareno, PharmD, BCPP