Susan Staggs Vos

Susan Staggs Vos

, PharmD, FAPhA
  • Clinical Pharmacist, Department of Pharmaceutical Care/ Division of Allergy and Pulmonary
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science / Division of Applied Clinical Sciences


115 S. Grand Avenue, S413 PHAR
Iowa City, IA 52242-1112


(319) 335-8837


Susan S. Vos, PharmD, FAPhA is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Professional Experience Program at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. She serves as a preceptor for students in an academic and global health experience for underserved patients in Punta Gorda, Belize. Previously, she served as a preceptor for students and residents in the Pediatric Pulmonary & Allergy Clinic at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics. She coordinates a course related to the longitudinal professional development of students as well as assists in the development of preceptor educational programs, and promotes pharmacists in developing new teaching sites. Her classroom teaching is focused on pediatrics, pharmacy practice, and leadership. 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 graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 2003. After graduation, she completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and then completed a Pediatric Specialty Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina 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.

Recent Publications:
Vos SS, Rolfes KA, Swenson KA, Currie JD, Johnson SJ, Seyfer JL, Umlah LB. A Framework and Review of Online Documentation of Patient Encounters during Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2015. Vol. 7, Issue 5, p691–699.

Amirfar VA, Vos SS, Chen AM, Haley JC. Mentoring Plays a Critical Role in Pharmacy Education. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2014:54:465-75.

Young S, Vos SS, Cantrell M, Shaw R. What Makes an Excellent Preceptor? Factors Identified from Student Evaluations. Am J Pharm Edu. 2014;78:Article 53.

Vos SS. Quinoes-Boes AC, Atienza HM. Assessing Pharmacy Workforce Issues as the Profession Arrives at a Critical Juncture. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2014 Jan;54(1):8-12.

Croegaert K, Ithman M, Spurgin A, Vos SS, Milavetz G. Influenza Vaccine Safety in patients with Egg Allergy. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2013:53;214-216.

Mormann M, Gilbertson C, Milavetz G, Vos SS. Dispelling Vaccine Myths: Considerations for the Practicing Pharmacist. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2012;52:e282-e286.

Vos SS, Trewet CB. A Comprehensive Approach to Preceptor Development. Am J Pharm Edu. 2012;76:Article 47.

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 and Director of the Professional Experience Program. 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.