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Experiential Education

College of Pharmacy students benefit from experiential education through exposure to a number of career path options our graduates have. We connect students to practitioners who involve students in their chosen profession in a contemporary setting. 

Our curriculum includes introductory and advanced pharmacy practices experiences. Students are required to complete 317 hours of introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) in their first three years. At least 151 hours of those will be within health systems or community pharmacies. Throughout their education, students will also touch on areas of monitoring drug therapy, educating patients, ambulatory care and much more. 

P1 Required IPPEs

P1 IPPE Community Pharmacy Syllabus

  • Community pharmacy (independent and chain) – including patient counseling, OTC product recommendation, drug delivery and compounding  
  • Immunization administration - where allowed by the site.

P1 Schedule (2019-2020)

P1 Schedule (2020-2021)

P2 Required IPPEs

P2 IPPE Health System Pharmacy Syllabus

  • 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, administration
  • CPR training
  • Service Learning
  • Practice management activities (insurance claims, prescription transfer, medical records)

P2 Schedule (2019-2020)

P2 Schedule (2020-2021)

P3 Elective IPPEs

The P3 IPPE electives will take place during the third professional year of the curriculum. The elective will satisfy 80 hours of the 317 hours allocated to IPPEs. Students will complete these hours over the course of two weeks.

Please click the course name below to view the course syllabus:

P3 Elective Syllabus

P3 Schedule (2019-2020)

P3 Schedule (2020-2021)

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs)

The APPEs take place throughout the fourth year.  Each experience is six weeks in length. The students have six APPEs for a total of 1,440 hours in the following areas:

Required Experiences

Electives Experiences

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences Schedules

P4 Schedule (2020-2021)

P4 Student Assignment Calendar (2020-2021)