Report of the 2011-2012 AACP Professional Affairs Committee: addressing the teaching excellence of volunteer pharmacy preceptors

Husson University School of Pharmacy, One College Circle, Bangor, ME, USA.
American journal of pharmaceutical education (Impact Factor: 1.08). 08/2012; 76(6):S4. DOI: 10.5688/ajpe766S4
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