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Experiential Programs Preceptor of the Year 2020-2021 Recipients
Dr. George Jacob
Faculty Recipient: Abilene Campus
Dr. Jacob is a 2014 Texas Tech School of Pharmacy graduate and is currently an Instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy on the Abilene Campus. Dr. Jacob practices with the Correctional Managed Care Pharmacy Services where he manages anticoagulation, asthma, COPD, diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia with the incarcerated at the Robertson Unit in Abilene.
"The preceptor was an excellent mentor because the preceptor challenged me to the next level from what I knew in terms of clinical knowledge. The preceptor challenged me to evaluate the literature that is used to create guideline recommendations, and to develop an opinion regarding medications that are currently used in practice today based on the clinical trials that evaluated the efficacy and safety of these medications. Even after the rotation, the preceptor continued to provide encouragement to grow and expand on my clinical knowledge and skills by seeking out opportunities to grow professionally, even after graduation."
Dr. Jordan Talley
Adjunct Faculty Recipient: Abilene Campus
Dr. Talley is a 2014 graduate from the Texas Tech School of Pharmacy who completed all four years on the Abilene Campus. Dr. Talley is the Pharmacist in Charge at the Barnes & Williams Drug Center in Abilene, Texas where he warmly greets each customer, calls them by name, spends time with each one and stays current on all of the newest drugs and therapies.
"Jordan really made me feel at home and provided a constructive learning environment. Because he made me feel so comfortable, I felt I was able to get to my full potential when performing tasks as I was not near as nervous as I sometimes tend to be. He is a great mentor that provides the best advice that is relevant to what I want to do in the future, that being a community pharmacist."
Dr. Levi Campbell
Faculty Recipient: Amarillo Campus
Dr. Campbell is a 2016 Texas Tech School of Pharmacy graduate and he is currently an Assistant Professor at the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy in Amarillo, Texas. Dr. Campbell practices with the Correctional Managed Care Pharmacy Services where he manages anticoagulation, asthma, COPD, diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia with the incarcerated at several prisons in the Texas panhandle.
"Dr. Campbell is an excellent mentor and teacher because he tailors the rotation experience to the student's interests. He also provides regular feedback with tangible ways to improve clinical practice. While on rotation with Dr. Campbell, it was evident how passionate he was about teaching and that he cared about our future as clinicians. He takes the time to explain challenging concepts and delivers the material in a way that is easier to understand and asks follow-up questions to ensure understanding."
Dr. Brent Dance
Adjunct Faculty Recipient: Amarillo Campus
Dr. Brent Dance is the Pharmacist in Charge for Hereford Pharmacy in Hereford, Texas and with Medicus Rx in Amarillo. Dr. Dance is a 2006 graduate from the Texas Tech School of Pharmacy and he has taken and mentored Texas Tech students for their rural rotations since 2008.
"My experience with Dr. Brent Dance and Hereford Pharmacy is one of kind! His use of technology to run his pharmacy is very innovative and seeing the rapport he's established in the Hereford/Amarillo area is a quality I hope to emulate in the future."
Dr. Chris Selby
Faculty Recipient: Dallas Campus
Dr. Selby is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Adult Medicine Division, at the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy on the Dallas Campus. Dr. Selby is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Oncology at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Selby's current teaching responsibilities include pharmacotherapy topics centered around oncology, the advanced oncology elective, clinical correlations, and experiential training of 3rd and 4th year pharmacy students, in addition to 1st and 2nd year pharmacy residents.
"Dr. Selby has impacted me in ways that I would want to follow his steps, where I can take care of my patients at the utmost level while making an impact and giving back to the field of pharmacy by training more student pharmacist."
Dr. Jaclyn Priest
Adjunct Faculty Recipient: Dallas Campus
Dr. Priest is a 2011 graduate of the Texas Tech School of Pharmacy and she is currently practicing at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas. Dr. Priest takes third-and fourth year pharmacy students for institutional rotations.
"Being at Texas Health Arlington Memorial with Dr. Priest was an incredible experience and provided me with an abundance of knowledge. She is very knowledgeable in infectious diseases and allowed me the opportunity to learn more about anti-microbial stewardship, an important aspect of pharmacy. It has been a tremendous honor to have had the opportunity to have Dr. Priest as a preceptor and continued mentor."
Dr. Brian Irons
Faculty Recipient: Lubbock Campus
Dr. Brian Irons, PharmD, FCCP, BCACP has been with the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy since 1999 and he is a Professor with the Department of Pharmacy Practice specializing in Ambulatory Care on the Lubbock Campus.
"My preceptor took his time in guiding us throughout the rotation and helping us understand what was expected on the rotation, and that by the end of it we were able to work with minimal guidance. He also demonstrates patience and always has a positive attitude with students and healthcare professionals. He promotes a relaxed environment to help students build up their confidence when dealing with patients and other healthcare professionals. Because of his guidance, I am more comfortable in my counseling skills as well as interpreting statistical data when it comes to reading journal articles."
Dr. Joseph Ottis
Adjunct Faculty Recipient: Lubbock Campus
Dr. Joseph Ottis, a 2010 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy graduate, is also an adjunct preceptor for the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy on the Lubbock Campus. Dr. Ottis has consistently taken third- and fourth-year students since 2014 for their community rotations.
"This preceptor was a great preceptor overall. There was always a positive attitude and overall a great experience. The rotation was set up in such a way that I was able to learn the flow of another pharmacy, and also to learn and enhance my drug knowledge. I never felt exceedingly overwhelmed during the rotation, and I think my preceptor did a great job alleviating any anxiety during the day. I also enjoyed our weekly discussions; it was very conducive to learning as it was not a "quizzing" environment, but more of an educated conversation - I think this format of discussion works best with students because it removes some of the stress of not knowing the answer to a particular question. I learned how to adjust my way of thinking to adapt to dealing with real-life patients versus simulations, my preceptor has a wealth of knowledge, and did a really amazing job of helping me navigate through the different tasks and day-to-day running of a community pharmacy. I am very grateful for the experience and would definitely recommend this site to all my peers."