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Spokane Pharmacist named Preceptor of the Year

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October 23, 2018
Dr. Monica Graybeal, Pharmacist, Unify Community Health, Spokane, WA, Named Washington State University's Preceptor of the Year

SPOKANE – Dr. Monica Graybeal of Spokane, Washington was named Preceptor of the Year by the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences last month.

Dr. Graybeal is a pharmacist at Unify Community Health, a community health center in Spokane, part of the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic health system.

The Preceptor of the Year Award is given annually to a WSU pharmacy preceptor for outstanding contributions to the educational development of future pharmacists through demonstrating high standards of professionalism, ethics, and clinical practice. Preceptors are nominated by the student pharmacists who participate in rotations at their practice sites.

“The honor is truly mine, to mentor these students, to watch them grow from student to peer, and some of them even into friends,” Dr. Graybeal said.

Dr. Graybeal received her pharmacy degree from WSU in 2008. She received the 2017 Excellence in Innovation Award from the Washington State Pharmacy Association for developing a pharmacist-managed telehealth model of care to treat and cure patients with hepatitis C.  Dr. Graybeal manages patients across five clinics in Spokane, Yakima, and Walla Walla.

Students at WSU say Dr. Graybeal has demonstrated excellence as a professional role model, clinical pharmacist, and teacher. She was selected for this award for her commitment to “always go above and beyond” for her patients and the student pharmacists she precepts.

“I am thankful and proud to work in the environment that Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic provides, as it gives us both space to grow,” she added.