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Structured Practice Experience Program

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The Structured Practice Experience (SPE) Program is an integral component of the course of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree at Memorial University.

Under the direct supervision of pharmacist preceptors, students will have the opportunity to apply their university-gained knowledge and training to deal with patients and practice situations in order to achieve proficiency and competency in performing the functions of a pharmacist.

The purpose of the SPE Program to have students observe and practice the skills necessary to become a pharmacist. It is intended to bridge the gap between the academic study of pharmacy and the practice of pharmacy.

The SPE Program includes practice experiences throughout the program and a sustained practice experience during the final year as follows:

  • Four weeks in a community pharmacy at the end of the Winter Semester in the first year of the Pharmacy program (Pharmacy 201W);

  • Four weeks in an institutional setting at the end of the Winter Semester in the second year of the Pharmacy program (Pharmacy 302W);

  • Four weeks in a community pharmacy at the end of the Winter Semester in the third year of the Pharmacy program (Pharmacy 403W);

  • Twelve weeks in clinical practice during the Winter Semester of the final year of the Pharmacy program (Pharmacy 500X).

For more information about the SPE program - or how you can become a preceptor - please contact me anytime:

Ms. Wanda Spurrell
Structured Practice Experience Program Coordinator
School of Pharmacy
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Rm. H3442, Health Sciences Centre
St. John's, NL
Canada A1C 5S7
Email: wspurrel@mun.ca
tel. (709) 777-6498
fax. (709) 777-7044

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