Summary: University of California San Diego
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
POLICY ON EVALUATION OF PROFESSIONALISM
Student pharmacists are required to demonstrate professionalism as part of the requisite clinical
competency. Many attributes of professionalism cannot be observed on one advanced pharmacy
practice experience (APPE), thus patterns of behavior, as observed throughout the continuum of
training and within the educational environment, play an important role in making these
determinations. A student pharmacist's demonstration of satisfactory professional and personal
attributes is necessary to successfully complete an academic year. Therefore, these attributes will
be evaluated as a continuum throughout the entire academic year.
The intent of the School, in placing this policy into effect, is to give all manner of assistance to
the student to remedy any deficiencies. The School's hope is that the student may, subsequently,
be successful and move forward in his/her profession with utmost confidence.
This professionalism evaluation draws attention to a student who may require help developing
professionalism skills. A faculty member and/or APPE preceptor who is concerned about a
student's behavior will give feedback to the student and make suggestions for improvement. If the
behavior is repeated (or is sufficiently serious at the outset) a Professional Evaluation Form (PEF)
will be completed.
Examples of behaviors that are unprofessional include but are not limited to: