Published May 30, 2023
Stephanie Seyse, PharmD, adjunct assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Internal Medicine Pharmacist, Buffalo General Medical Center, has been recognized as a 2023 Distinguished Preceptor by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
The AACP Distinguished Preceptor Recognition Program features preceptors for their sustained commitment to excellence in experiential education and professional practice. This national recognition is only awarded to five preceptors annually and recognizes preceptors who work at colleges or schools of pharmacy but are not full-time employees.
“I am humbled to receive this prestigious award in recognition of my passion for advancing pharmacy practice through precepting all types of learners and participating in professional pharmacy organizations,” says Seyse. “I am honored to have been nominated by the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty and am thankful for their continued support of our pharmacy department and residency programs.”
Seyse is passionate about mentoring the next generation of pharmacists and has been precepting Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students as well as Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) and PGY2 pharmacy residents for nearly 30 years.
“In order to advance our profession, it is vital that we take an active role in teaching and mentoring the students and residents who will become the pharmacists of tomorrow,” Seyse explains. “I have found it to be such a rewarding experience and truly enjoy helping students and residents improve their skills, but even more I value the importance in supporting them to be the best clinicians they can be. It is such a joy to see the growth of learners clinically and professionally and know that I had some part in shaping who they will become.”
Along with national recognition from AACP as a distinguished preceptor, Seyse will receive a recognition plaque and complimentary AACP membership for the upcoming year.
“Seyse is a dedicated pharmacist who is passionate about providing the best patient care possible,” says Richard O’Brocta, PharmD, director of Experiential Education, Department of Pharmacy Practice. “She shares this incredible passion and energy with our students, instilling in them the same selfless motivation to achieve excellence. She is a true friend of pharmacy education and enthusiastically helps to prepare the next generation of pharmacists.”
Seyse earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Duquesne University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from The Ohio State University. Upon graduation, she completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Buffalo General Medical Center where she is currently the Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator and the Residency Program Director for both the PGY1 pharmacy residency and PGY2 Internal Medicine residency programs. She also currently serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Pharmacy Practice.
She is active in numerous professional pharmacy organizations and is dedicated to advancing practice for all pharmacists. She has held many leadership positions at both the local and state level for the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists (NYSCHP), including NYSCHP President, and is currently the Chair of the NYSCHP House of Delegates.