Best Practices of Professionalism

Best Practices of Professionalism

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Will Durant

Student pharmacists consults with mentor in pharmacy

The UF College of Pharmacy is dedicated to fostering students’ understanding and application of the core values of professionalism. Gator Pharmacists are demonstrating best acts of professionalism in the classroom, within student organizations and within the community. The Best Practices of Professionalism award allows fellow students, faculty, preceptors and staff to recognize the students displaying professional behaviors outlined in the UF Pharm.D. CORES.

Core values of patient care
The UF Pharm.D. CORES consist of 13 attributes necessary for success as a pharmacist.

Nomination Process

Nominations for Best Practice in Professionalism can be submitted at any time.  Nominations are reviewed by the professionalism committee throughout the year and students are selected based on the description provided in the nomination.

In your nomination, please provide very specific examples of why this student should be recognized for a Best Practice in Professionalism award. Remember: Only specific and detailed nominations will be reviewed by the committee. Criteria includes:

  • Exceptional Mentorship 
  • Leadership 
  • Teamwork 
  • Competence
  • Caring/Compassion
  • Commitment
  • Altruism
  • Integrity

Upon selection, students will receive a lapel pin, a congratulatory letter from the dean’s office, and recognition at the Spring campus awards ceremony.  


All Pharm.D. students enrolled in the UF College of Pharmacy are eligible for a Best Practices of Professionalism award.

Additional Info

 Can I submit multiple nominations for one student at different times of the year?

  • Students may be nominated for separate examples of best  practices of professionalism through the year.  

Who can submit nominations for this award?

  • All students, faculty, residents, preceptors and staff can submit nominations at any time. 

Note:  A copy of your nomination form will be emailed to you upon submission. If you do not receive an email confirmation, re-enter your nomination OR email Dr. Robin Moorman Li, at or Dr. Carinda Feild, at for assistance.