Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)

The final year of the Pharm. D. program is comprised of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). Students are required to complete four practice experience courses totaling 30 weeks of advanced experiential learning.

APPE courses begin in May following Year 4 and will conclude by the following April of Year 5. The courses are not required to be completed in sequential order.

The APPE courses are:

PHAR 605P – Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience: Direct Patient Care is an eight week (320 hours) practice experience in a direct patient care setting. 

PHAR 606P - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience: Acute Care Hospital is an eight week (320 hours) practice experience in an acute care hospital setting.

PHAR 607P - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience: Community Pharmacy is an eight week (320 hours) practice experience in a community pharmacy setting.

PHAR 608P - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience: Elective is a six week (240 hours) experience which may occur in either a direct or non-direct patient care setting and may include practice in research, pharmaceutical industry, drug information, teaching/education, advocacy, administration or international settings.


School of Pharmacy

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000