Pharmacy Practice Experience (PPE) Program
Pharmacy Practice Experiences (PPEs) enable students to gain practical experiences in pharmacy and related settings. Under the supervision of pharmacist preceptors, students will have the opportunity to apply their university-gained knowledge and skills to patients and practice situations in order to achieve proficiency and competency in performing the functions of a pharmacist.
The Pharm. D. program requires 44 weeks of practice experience: 12 weeks of early pharmacy practice experience and 32 weeks of advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE).
Pharmacy Practice Experiences (PPE) outline:
Students shadow a community pharmacist (4 x 3 hour sessions during the Winter semester) and complete community service learning (20 hours)
Year Two- Spring/Summer
PPE 1: Community pharmacy (6 weeks)
Year Three- Spring/Summer
PPE 2: Hospital dispensary (2 weeks) + PPE 3: Any direct patient care setting (4 weeks)
Year Four- Winter
PPE 4: Hospital clinical setting (2 weeks), introduction to advanced practice placements
Year Five- APPE courses begin in May and will conclude by the following April
PPE 5: Direct Patient Care (8 weeks); PPE 6: Acute Care Hospital (8 weeks); PPE 7: Community Pharmacy (8 weeks); PPE 8: Elective - Direct or Non-direct Patient Care (6 weeks)
For further information contact:
Practice Experience Program Coordinator
Phone: (709) 864-7900 Fax: (709) 864-6941