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Phillips named Preceptor of the Year

Athens, Ga. – Beth Phillips, clinical associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, has been named Residency Preceptor of the Year by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Phillips is director of the college’s post-graduate year-two ambulatory care residency program, which she developed in collaboration with the Charlie Norwood Veteran’s Affairs Department of Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care in 2008.Residents work primarily at the V.A. Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Athens.During her 14-year career she has also developed two other residency programs and has trained more than 50 post-graduate year-one and -two residents.

In his letter of recommendation for her award, Associate Dean George Francisco stated, “Dr. Phillips fosters excellence in every facet of residency training both at UGA and nationally.First, she is a clinical role model and mentor to all her residents. Secondly, she has and continues to develop new preceptors and practice experiences for her residents that are now integral to all of our training programs in the college.”

In addition to being evaluated on sustained significant contributions to residency training, Phillips was judged on her lead-by-example teaching philosophy, continuing mentorship, leadership and active participation in research, education and service.The majority of her peer-reviewed publications are with current and former residents.She also is an ASHP faculty member for the national ASHP Residency Learning System Workshops and an ASHP specialty surveyor for ambulatory care program accreditation.Phillips maintains an active clinical practice at the V.A. Community Outpatient Clinic and helps improve health and outcomes of patients referred to the pharmacotherapy clinic that she developed for veterans.

Phillips will receive her award at the Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards reception during the national ASHP Mid-year Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., on Dec. 4.