Vinh Thi Ngoc Bui, PharmD, BCPS, clinical pharmacist at Riverside University Health System, embraces her role as an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) preceptor. “I learn something new from my students every day, from the newly approved drugs to the latest update in clinical guidelines,” said Dr. Bui. She was recognized as the 2019 APPE Preceptor of the Year for the Inland Empire region.
One student shared, “She has made an impact on my learning experience. With preceptors like Dr. Bui, students have the chance to grow as pharmacists. Dr. Bui definitely deserves this honor with the contributions and time she has invested in students.”
Christina Qi, PharmD, BCPS, assistant clinical professor of pharmacy practice and regional coordinator for Inland Empire, echoed the sentiment, “Dr. Bui is a kind and encouraging preceptor. She is dedicated to the success of students while they are on a very rigorous acute care rotation. Her guidance has helped students become motivated to learn and confident in their performance.”
“She is dedicated to the success of students while they are on a very rigorous acute care rotation. Her guidance has helped students become motivated to learn and confident in their performance.”
Dr. Bui earned her doctor of pharmacy from Loma Linda University in 2014. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She shared her advice for current and future students, “Clinical rotations are the perfect time to create a customized learning opportunity for yourself. Your preceptor will facilitate your learning, but you need to have the motivation and dedication to learn and continue to grow into a confident, competent practitioner.”
By Kate M. O’Dell, PharmD, BCPS