Suzanne Larson, Pharm.D.

Director, Experiential Ed
Glendale, AZ

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Suzanne Larson, Pharm.D. is the Director of Experiential Education at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona (2011 – present). She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University. Larson currently serves as the course coordinator for all Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences, as well as didactic courses, Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Grand Rounds – Clinical Pearls and Peer Feedback. She has provided multiple presentations at the state and national level including ASHP midyear, ASHP National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference, APhA, AACP, CE Impact, McKesson ideaShare, and the Lilly Conference for Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning. In addition to serving on the steering committee for the Midwestern University Clinician Educators Program, she assisted in creating and delivering content for CE Impact Learn to Teach in Practice: A Curriculum for the Clinician Educator. In 2015, she was included in a group of educators that was awarded the Award of Excellence in Experiential Education Award by AACP. She is regularly involved in organizing, facilitating, and teaching various state and local preceptor development workshops. Her interests include preceptor development and quality in Experiential Education. Additionally, she is a member of the AACP Health Care Ethics SIG and is an active member of the Health Care Ethics SIG Teaching Pharmacy Ethics Committee.

Director, Experiential Ed

Glendale, AZ

College of Pharmacy
Glendale Campus

Experiential Education


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Creighton University | 2000 | Pharm.D.

Courses Taught

Didactic Courses:

PPRAG 1591 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice 

PPRAG 1447 CPG Grand Rounds - Clinical Pearls and Peer Feedback 

Experiential Courses: 

PPRAG 1694 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience - Ambulatory 

PPRAG 1695 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience - Institutional 

PPRAG 1791 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience - Community 

PPRAG 1792 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience - Acute Care 

PPRAG 1793 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience - Ambulatory Care 

PPRAG 1794 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience - Patient Care Elective 

PPRAG 1795 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience - Non-patient Care Elective 


Styskal E, Larson S, Cooley J. Overcoming Barriers to the Provision of Effective Feedback. Arizona Journal of Pharmacy. 2020 (Winter Edition) 6-8.


Larson S, Davis LE, Stevens AM, El-Ibiary S, Grice G, Pogge E, Raney E, Storjohann T. Development of a tool to assess and advance the effectiveness of preceptors: The Habits of Preceptors Rubric. American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy. 2019:76(21) 1762-9.


Larson S and Cooley J. Tailoring the Four Preceptor Roles to Meet the Needs of Learners. Arizona Journal of Pharmacy. 2019 (Fall Edition) 6-8.


Pogge EK, Raney E, Jackowski RM, Larson S, Storjohann T, Davis LE. Evaluation of a teaching and learning curriculum for preceptors and residents. Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2019;1-8.


Cooley J and Larson S. Promoting a growth mindset in pharmacy educators and students. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2018:675-679.

Larson, S; Hanson, L; and Stein J. Assessment in Experiential Education – A Focus on Diversity and Interprofessional Education. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Experiential Education Section Newsletter. 2018 (summer edition): 6-7.

Larson, S. Enhancing Productivity and Morale in Experiential Education Offices. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Experiential Education Section Newsletter. 2017 (summer edition): 3-5.


American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 

American Pharmacists Association 

American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists 

Arizona Pharmacy Association 


American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Award of Excellence in Experiential Education (awarded 2015)