Students will complete 10 clinical rotations prior to graduation.

  • 3 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)
  • 7 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE)

 

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Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE rotations)

Includes four rotation that will take place during the second (P-2) and third (P-3) year.

  1. The IPPE rotations will provide the students with 328 to 448 hours depending on their personal choice, since some selective IPPEs may not be direct-patient care. More than 50% of the IPPE hours are in community and institutional sites.
  2. The preceptors for all IPPE rotations are adjunct faculty members.

For more information regarding the IPPE see the table below:

Rotation
Type
Year, Semester
Hours
Description
IPPE 1
Community Pharmacy Practice
P-2, Fall
200 Hours
This IPPE will begin prior to the start of the semester and will continue throughout the fall semester until students reach the required number of hours.
IPPE 2
Patient Communication in Senior Chronic Care
P-2, Spring
20 Hours
Variable schedule depending on the practice site
IPPE 3
Health Systems Pharmacy Practice
P-3, Fall or Spring
120 Hours
Variable schedule depending on the practice site
CEE
Certificate Elective Experience
P-3, Fall or Spring
120 Hours
Variable schedule depending on the practice site

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE rotations)

APPE rotations take place during the fourth (P4) year.

  1. In total, seven APPE rotations are required in the program and will take place during the fourth professional (P4) year. Seven APPEs will provide the students with a total of 1,680 hours of practice experience during the PharmD program (40hrs/week for 6 weeks for 7 rotations).
  2. The preceptors will be full-time and adjunct faculty.

For more information regarding the APPE see the table below:

Rotation
Type
Year, Semester
Hours
Description
APPE
The 7 required APPE rotations are divided into two types: Core Rotations (5 total) Elective Rotations (2 total)
P-4
1,680 Hours
Core Advanced Rotations:

  • Advanced Community Practice APPE
  • Advanced Health-System Practice APPE
  • Ambulatory Care APPE
  • Acute Care APPE
  • Direct Patient Care APPE

Elective Rotations (dependent on the certificate program):

  • Medication Therapy Outcomes
  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Medical and Clinical Affairs
  • Health Information Technology