Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)


The Pharm.D. for Working Professionals requires the completion of two Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) in the final year of the program:


PHAR 610P - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience: Ambulatory Care is a six week (240 hours) practice experience completed during the final year of the program. Students will develop their medication therapy management skills and pharmaceutical care in an ambulatory care setting. Students will be expected to demonstrate leadership in the responsible provision of patient care by becoming an integral member of the healthcare team while confidently using clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills. Mentorship of junior students may be a component of this experience.


PHAR 611P - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience: Inpatient Care is a six week (240 hours) practice experience completed during the final year of the program. Students will develop the essential skills necessary to provide direct patient care in an inpatient setting. Students will be expected to demonstrate leadership in the responsible provision of patient care by becoming an integral member of the healthcare team while confidently using clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills. Mentorship of junior students may be a component of this experience.
Each APPE course is six weeks (240 hours) in duration and is supervised by a preceptor in a setting approved by the School of Pharmacy. Students will be expected to complete each rotation in a different practice area from that of their current practice to ensure they gain additional knowledge and skills from the experience. APPE courses are scheduled during the final year of the program. Students can choose to complete both APPE courses during Winter semester or Spring semester of the final year. In addition, APPE courses may be completed outside of the normal start and end dates of a semester; this will provide students the flexibility in preparing for and planning their placements.


The School of Pharmacy provides overall direction for practice experiences and will oversee the placement of students at practice sites. Students are responsible for all travel and accommodation costs associated with APPEs.

For information about the Practice Experience Program for the Working Professional PharmD program, contact:

Lisa Little
Pharmacy Practice Coordinator – Experiential Learning
School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Rm. H3433, Health Sciences Centre
St. John's, NL Canada A1B 3V6
Email: lisa.little@mun.ca
Phone: (709) 864-4043
Fax. (709) 864-6941

Contact

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