Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs)
During IPPE rotations, students will begin to understand the roles of the pharmacist in direct-patient care and will expand their drug and disease-state knowledge. Additionally, they will begin to develop practical, critical and life-long learning skills. Students will complete a minimum of 560 IPPE hours comprised of two community pharmacy rotations, two hospital pharmacy rotations and two elective rotations. Additionally, students will complete at least one interprofessional practice experience (IPE) rotation where they will be precepted by a health professional other than a pharmacist. The IPE rotation will provide students with an opportunity to engage and collaborate with other healthcare disciplines, such as medicine, nursing, advanced practice providers, physical and occupational therapy and dietetics.
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs)
Students will complete four required and three elective APPE rotations during their third professional year. During APPE rotation experiences, students are immersed into the practice setting full-time (40 hours/week). APPE rotations provide exposure to pharmacy specialties and innovative practice, giving insight into the profession and guiding your future as a pharmacist.
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