Awards and Recognition

Clinical Instructor Excellence Awards

Eligibility

To be eligible, a clinical instructor must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to providing exceptional experiential education for School of Pharmacy students. Some items or qualities that students may consider in their nomination could include (this isn’t an exhaustive list):
    • A willingness to mentor and serve as a role model
    • Providing timely and meaningful coaching and/or feedback
    • Sharing knowledge and expertise
    • Demonstrating passion toward the profession and enthusiasm for the advancement of pharmacy practice
    • Exhibiting the highest level of dignity and professionalism
    • Facilitating teamwork and an inter-professional approach to patient care
    • Providing opportunities for innovative learning experiences and growth as a professional
  • Serve as a clinical instructor for a minimum of one School of Pharmacy student in the category for which they’re nominated (IPPE and/or APPE) during the academic year.
  • Be nominated by a School of Pharmacy student.
  • Must not hold an assistant/associate/full professor title at School of Pharmacy.
  • Hasn’t received a Clinical Instructor of the Year award in the same category from School of Pharmacy in the past five years.


How to Nominate

Nominations will be accepted from students from Jan. 1–Mar. 30 of each year. To nominate a clinical instructor, please take a moment to fill out our Clinical Instructor Nomination Form.

All nominations will be reviewed by the Office of Experiential Education, and recipient(s) will be selected based on the specific qualities and examples described in the students’ nomination forms. Past evaluation scores and comments submitted by students will also be considered in the selection process.

Award recipients will be notified by April 15.

Recognition

Recipients of the Clinical Instructor of the Year Award(s) will be recognized at the annual School of Pharmacy Graduation Banquet in May. They’ll also receive a recognition certificate, and their registration fee for the next offering of the ASHP National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference will be paid by School of Pharmacy.

Award recipients will have their picture and a short biography posted on the School of Pharmacy website.

Clinical Instructor Excellence Awards Recipients

2018 Recipients

Ceanne Simmelink, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacist
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital

Josh Welch, PharmD
Pharmacist
Trig’s Pharmacy

Mike Gillard, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Manager
Ascension | Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Franklin & Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital

2017 Recipients

Amy Gorgen, RPh
Community Memorial Hospital

Jesse Schaetzel, PharmD
Aurora Pharmacy

Angelo Jones, PharmD
AltScripts Specialty Pharmacy

2016 Recipients

Travis Dash, PharmD
Agnesian HealthCare

Tammy Knaus, PharmD
Aurora Pharmacy

Ryan Szaniawski, PharmD
Community Memorial Hospital

2015 Recipients

Erin Turk, PharmD
Froedtert Hospital

Joe Sterzinger, PharmD, BCPS
Aurora Medical Center—Summit

Kimberly Giovannetti, PharmD
Pick 'n Save Pharmacy

2014 Recipients

Anne Daniels, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Froedtert Hospital

Edward Merle Johnson II, PharmD, PhD, R.Ph.
Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin

Meaghan McMurray, PharmD
Aurora Pharmacy

2015 AACP Award of Excellence in Assessment Winner!

AACP’s Award for Excellence in Assessment recognizes outstanding Doctor of Pharmacy assessment programs for their progress in developing and applying evidence of outcomes as part of the ongoing evaluation and improvement of pharmacy professional education. AACP has selected the Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy’s portfolio as a winner of the 2015 Award for Excellence in Assessment.