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University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy's 2016 Preceptors of the Year!


The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at University of the Pacific has been a pioneer in the decentralized Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) model with 17 regions which was touted as exemplary from Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Our Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) is semi-decentralized. Pacific is proud to recognize the following APPE regional preceptors of the year and IPPE preceptors of the year for the Class of 2016.


2016 APPE Preceptors of the Year

Everett Yano, Pharm.D., Bakersfield Region

John Chang, Pharm.D., Fresno Region

Byung Im, Pharm.D., Inland Empire Region

Michael Shioji, Pharm.D., LA/Long Beach Region

Jill Bennett, Pharm.D., BCPS., LA/San Fernando Valley Region

Neel Prasad, Pharm.D., Modesto Region

Kimberly Dong, Pharm.D., BCPS., Palo Alto Region

Mahkameh Soehn, Pharm.D., Sacramento Region

Joel Cuaresma, Pharm.D., San Diego Region

Janell Kobayashi, Pharm.D., San Francisco Region

Lawrence Dang, Pharm.D., San Jose Region

Frank Wood, Pharm.D., Santa Barbara Region

Andrea Hinton, Pharm.D., BCPS., Stockton Region

Ali Yasseri, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPP, CGP., Travis Region

2016 IPPE Preceptors of the Year

Tina Tran, Pharm.D., Healthcare Outreach IPPE

Amir Khan, Pharm.D., Community IPPE

John Choi, Pharm.D., Hospital IPPE

If you are a pharmacist interested in becoming a University of the Pacific APPE preceptor, please contact the Office of Professional Programs at or (209) 946-2301

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