2019 Pharmacy Program Preceptors of the Year
2019 Pharmacy Program Preceptors of the Year

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Local:

Julie Vollmuth, PharmD’02Julie Vollmuth, PharmD’02, precepts Creighton pharmacy students for Community Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences at CHI Health Lakeside in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Vollmuth graduated with her PharmD from Creighton University in 2002 and currently serves as Lead Pharmacist at CHI Health Lakeside outpatient pharmacy. Students described how Dr. Vollmuth “was an outstanding preceptor and showed them different sides of pharmacy” that they were able to learn from.

Her ‘attentiveness to patient care and the ways she went above and beyond for her patients’ taught them more than they thought they could learn in a community practice environment. Many of them had community pharmacy experience and already thought they “knew it all”, but she showed them so much more about all areas that they felt would be important to know for their careers to become the best pharmacists they could be.


Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Distance:

Ambulatory Care Preceptors   Internal Medicine Preceptors Surgery Preceptors
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Internal Medicine Preceptors

Surgery Preceptors

The Mayo ClinicThe Mayo Clinic Ambulatory and Acute Care Preceptors precept Creighton pharmacy students for Ambulatory Care, General Acute Care, and specialty elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. These exceptional preceptors have worked with numerous Creighton pharmacy students from both the campus and distance pathways for several years.  Students described how these Mayo preceptors “ensured that I felt welcome and comfortable working with both the pharmacy and medical team from the first day of the rotation.” Other students stated “I had an all-around excellent learning experience.

All the many preceptors who I worked with challenged me to provide sound recommendations daily throughout the rotation, and it was obvious they were dedicated to improving my knowledge base and skills. Although the rotation was very challenging, I always felt appreciated and that my education was very important to all the preceptors. When it was time for my final case presentation, I was impressed by how many of the preceptors took time to attend and provide not only positive but also constructive feedback to continue guiding my development as a pharmacist.”


Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE 2) Local:

Marty Feltner, PharmD’99Marty Feltner, PharmD’99, precepts Creighton pharmacy students for Community Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences at Kohll’s Pharmacy & Homecare in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Feltner graduated with his PharmD from Creighton University in 1999. He serves as a Pharmacist and Travel Vaccination Specialist at Kohll’s. Students described Dr. Feltner as “kind, generous, and a great teacher” and that he “is an amazing preceptor who is truly dedicated to his patients and ensuring that students at his site are learning and experiencing new things.”

One of the nominators described having extreme anxiety about giving immunizations, but that Dr. Feltner guided her through the experience and afterwards she is extremely comfortable giving them and excited about offering to patients in the future.  She attributes that to Dr. Feltner’s support.  Another example a student provided was to describe how much he cared for his patients.  He had a patient who needed a short step-stool that didn’t come in the size that the patient needed, so he went home and got one, cut the legs off to modify it to meet the patient’s needs to adapt to the environment.   


Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE 2) Distance:

Crossroad PharmacySamuel Evang, PharmD, BCPS, precepts Creighton pharmacy students for Community Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences at Crossroad Pharmacy in St. Paul, Texas.  Dr. Evang graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in 2008 and is the Pharmacist-in-Charge at Crossroad Pharmacy. Student comments included, “Dr. Evang was a great preceptor.  He went above and beyond to show all aspects of an independent community pharmacy. There was a clear, cooperative relationship between all the patients and staff and the positive environment allowed for numerous learning opportunities.”


Hospital Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE 3) Local:

Brianne Ritchie, PharmD’13, MBA, BCCCPBrianne Ritchie, PharmD’13, MBA, BCCCP, precepts Creighton pharmacy students for Hospital Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences at CHI Health Lakeside in Omaha, Nebraska.  She earned her PharmD from Creighton University in 2013 and completed a PGY 1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Brigham and Women’s in Boston from 2013-2015.  She has precepted students for 5 years, but just started precepting students for Creighton in 2019.

Several students remarked about Dr. Ritchie’s “positive attitude and infectious enthusiasm” for her job. It made the students strive for perfection and to approach patient care with positivity. She facilitated learning in a way that made students feel like they developed the skills they will need for practice and many stated that they hoped to work with her for an APPE in the future. They also mentioned that she was amazing, despite just starting to precept students this year at Lakeside.  She will continue to have a positive impact on students for years to come!


Hospital Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE 3) Distance:

David Nash, PharmD’02, MHADavid Nash, PharmD’02, MHA, precepts students for Hospital Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He earned his PharmD from Creighton University in 2002. He has been the Director of Pharmacy at Children’s Hospital of Colorado – Colorado Springs, for over a year and precepted students from several schools, including Creighton, for 17 years.

An example of one student comment was, “everything about my hospital experience was positive.  I got to see a little of everything that goes on in a hospital pharmacy and Dr. Nash was exceptional and his pharmacy provided a great environment for me to learn. I can honestly say it was the best pharmacy I have ever had the privilege to work in.”