Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Adjunct Associate Professor and Pharmacy Specialist Brett Heintz has been named a Master Preceptor by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). The Master Preceptor Recognition Program is to highlight preceptors, who are not full-time employees of a school or college of pharmacy, for their sustained commitment to excellence in experiential education and professional practice.  

Brett Heintz

Heintz earned a Bachelor of Science in cell and molecular biology at San Diego State University in 2001, and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco in 2005. He completed his residencies in pharmacy practice and infectious diseases at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. He is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) with added qualifications in infectious diseases, and has HIV Expert certification from the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

Heintz joined the Iowa City VA Health Care System in 2012. He precepts pharmacy students, delivers didactic lectures and coordinates a pharmacotherapy course.

"Dr. Heintz is extraordinarily passionate about teaching and precepting both pharmacy students and residents. Being the best possible preceptor is his 'why'; it is what drives him daily," said Derek Adams, associate chief of pharmacy operations at the system.

An alumnus of the college wrote, "Even though I am five years out from graduation, Dr. Heintz still influences my practice.  One of [his] greatest strengths as a preceptor is that he is genuinely interested in learning about each students' unique goals, and he tailors the rotation to those interests."

"Dr. Heintz is transforming the practice of pharmacy with his progressive practice site in infectious disease, his strong desire to teach and mentor student pharmacists and residents, and his positive spirit. He has all the qualities of a master preceptor,"  said Susan Vos, assistant dean for professional education at the UI College of Pharmacy.