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Pharmacy Preceptors: Library Access and Resources

Preceptor Benefits

Preceptors and voluntary faculty receive access to information resources (apps, textbooks, reference books, databases, journals, etc.) licensed by Norris Medical Library.

Preceptors Voluntary Faculty
- Anyone who instructs IPPE or APPE students in their practice setting is considered a preceptor.
- After the School of Pharmacy accepts you as a preceptor, 
apply for a USC Net ID using the instructions below. 
- Your USC NetID will provide access to library-licensed information resources. 
- Preceptors and other instructors who meet certain criteria may apply for a voluntary faculty appointment, which includes additional benefits beyond those afforded to preceptors. 
- Contact the Office of Professional Experience Programs for more information and to apply.
- After the School of Pharmacy accepts you as a voluntary faculty, apply for a USC Net ID using the instructions below. 
- Your USC NetID will provide access to library-licensed information resources, USC email and downloads of USC-licensed software. You also receive a USC ID Card which provides additional benefits

Both Voluntary Faculty and Preceptors:

  • To use library resources, start at any Norris Library webpage. When you click a link, enter your USC NetID and password.
  • Watch the videos on this page to learn how to use library information resources.
  • Get help with your NetID-- set up, change password: Technology Support Center, (323) 442-1968 or medlib@usc.edu. Phone help is available M-F, 8 am-4 pm, Sat 9 am-1 pm, and Sun 2-8 pm.
  • Get help picking a source, searching databases, or using e-books, e-journals, databases, or apps: Reference Service, 323-442-1116, medlib@usc.edu, in person, or online chat (red box, bottom right-hand corner of the screen). 
  • Not sure who to contact? Contact Amy Chatfield, pharmacy liaison librarian, at amychatf@usc.edu or 323-442-1128.

Apply for a USC NetID

If you were a preceptor or voluntary faculty for USC School of Pharmacy in the prior year, you do not need to do anything.

If this is your first year, or you are returning after a break of a year or more, you must apply for a USC NetID account. Each preceptor is eligible for his/her own USC NetID account:

1. Please contact Dr. Ying Wang in the Office of Professional Experience Programs (PEP) at wangying@ usc.edu.  She will provide you with an application that best fits your situation. 

2. Once your application is complete and processed, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to activate your USC NetID account. Activation is done online and will require you to enter your date of birth and create a password.

3. To use library resources, start at any Norris Library webpage. When you click a link to a licensed information resource, you'll be asked to enter your USC NetID and password.

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