Name: Lisa Mostafavifar, PharmD, BCPS
Type of Residency or Extended Training Completed:
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at West Virginia University Hospital
PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Baptist Hospital of Miami
Current Position: Specialty Practice Pharmacist – Trauma/Surgery & Nutrition Support
Why do you enjoy precepting pharmacy residents?
One of the reasons I returned to an academic medical center following residency training was the
opportunity to be integrated into the pharmacy residency program as a preceptor. I enjoy taking
residents on rotation and watching my role as a preceptor change from providing direct instruction to
modeling and coaching to facilitating. Being a preceptor also allows me to give back to the profession by sharing my knowledge with others. Patient care, teaching, and research are all equally important
aspects of clinical pharmacy at OSUWMC and remain part of the foundation we try to lay as effective
preceptors for each of our residents. One of my proudest and most rewarding moments as a preceptor
was when my resident’s research project was accepted for publication in a major journal. Nothing
excites me more than to watch residents grow into true practice leaders whether that be over the
course of a one month clinical rotation or a yearlong residency research project.