Susan Staggs Vos

Susan Staggs Vos

, PharmD, FAPhA
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science / Division of Applied Clinical Sciences


231L CPB
180 S. Grand Avenue, 231L CPB
Iowa City, IA 52242-1112


(319) 335-8837


Dr. Vos is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Currently, her focus is on admissions and recruitment, curriculum, and student services for the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Previously, she served as the Director for experiential education where she oversaw experiential education for the doctor of pharmacy program which accounts for over a third of the curriculum. She creates and delivers preceptor educational programs and promotes pharmacists in developing new teaching sites for students. Her classroom teaching is focused on pediatrics, pharmacy practice, and leadership. Additionally, she is the co-director for the College’s Teaching and Learning Curriculum for Residents and Fellows where she teaches and inspires new educators in pharmacy practice. She has served as a preceptor in pediatrics, academic leadership, and a global health experience in Punta Gorda, Belize. She has published articles and presented topics on experiential education, co-curricular learning, and preceptor development in the US, Japan, United Arab Emirates, and Italy. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency in Memphis, Tennessee followed by a Pediatric Specialty Residency in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Vos is a member of the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and has held leadership roles with APhA, IPA, and AACP. The joy of her life is being a wife to Jeremy and a mom to Claire and Emily. Travel and exploration with her family and friends help to keep her open to new ideas and ways of thinking.

Research Narrative

Dr. Vos's research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning, specifically related to experiential education. She has published research related to preceptor development, student-patient encounter documentation, and co-curricular activities.

Clinical Narrative

Dr. Vos is a Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Student Affairs. Her practice interests include pediatric pharmacotherapy and residency preparation for teaching. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Vos develops and delivers preceptor educational programs, supports pharmacists in developing experiential learning sites, and contributes to quality assurance programs within experiential education. She serves as a preceptor for an international health care experience for students in Punta Gorda, Belize. Dr. Vos also serves as a preceptor for students completing an elective experience in academic pharmacy research.