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EFFECTIVE PRECEPTING TO ENHANCE COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF PHARMACY STUDENTS

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ABOUT AUTHORS
Srinivasa Babu Puttagunta, Sowjanya Pulipati, Sai Koushik Oruganti
Vignan Pharmacy College, Vadlamudi, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
kaushikoruganti555@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Clinical pharmacists work directly with doctors, health professionals and patients to ensure that the medications prescribed for patients contribute to the best possible health outcomes. Therefore, pharmacy students should be given opportunities to learn and practice interpersonal communication skills.

Objectives: This observes opinions the position of the pharmacist preceptor in facilitating improvement of conversation capabilities for students participating in community in community advanced pharmacy practice experiences.

Material and methods: Preceptors need to set a stage to comprise precepting into the workflow and to offer green and effective teaching opportunities. College students ought to go through practical activities like affected person counseling  and participating in collaborative work with health care professionals. Preceptors should incorporate the teaching in a lively and demonstrative way for a better impact on their students.
Results and discussion: By following a strategic approach in the methods of teaching the preceptors can effectively and likely enhance the communication skills of the students.

Conclusion: The incorporation of communication skills to pharmacy practice can positively impact the pharmacy site, preceptor, student and more importantly patient.

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