College of Pharmacy

Experiential Education 

Experiential Education will benefit our students by providing exposure to the many career paths open to our graduates. Students will be linked with area Preceptors who will convey the excitement and complexities of their profession in real world settings. Students of advanced standing will be able to choose two electives specific to their area of interest. Our PharmD curriculum includes the following Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences:

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Students are required to complete 300 hours of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences during their first three years; at least 151 hours will be in institutions or community pharmacies. These experiences include but are not limited to:
Required Experiences:
Community Pharmacy 
  • Community pharmacy (independent and chain) – including patient counseling, OTC product recommendation, drug delivery and compounding  
  • Skilled pharmacy (compounding, admixture, TPN, etc) – including patient and family counseling
Hospital or Health-System Pharmacy 
  • Hospital (dispensing) - including inpatient and outpatient/ambulatory 
  • Hospital (clinical) -  including surgical, medical, pediatric, geriatric, OB-GYN, coordination of care in health care teams 
  • Ambulatory care – including outpatient clinic specialties (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, pain, endocrinology)
  • Monitoring drug therapy
  • Educating patients on medication and medical device use  
Other Experiences 
  • Immunizations
  • CPR training
  • Service Learning
  • Practice management activities (insurance claims, prescription transfer, medical records)

P3 IPPE Elective Opportunities: 

The P3 IPPE electives will take place during the third professional year of the curriculum. The elective will satisfy 40 hours of the 300 hours allocated to IPPEs. Students will complete these hours over the course of one week.

Please click the course name below to view the course description and suggested learning objectives:

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences
The Advanced Experiences take place throughout the fourth year.  Each experience is 6 weeks in length.  The students have 6 Advanced Experiences for a total of 1,440 hours in the following areas:
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Hospital or Health System Pharmacy
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Inpatient/Acute Care General Medicine
  • 2 Electives

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences Schedules

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