Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Student pharmacists complete introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE), also called rotations, each summer between their academic semesters. Between the P-1 and P-2 years, students complete a one month community rotation and between the P-2 and P-3 years, they complete a one month hospital rotation. Students select their clinical rotation sites via a class lottery system or they may opt to work with the Office of Experiential Education to contract new rotation sites.
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences
In the final year of the curriculum, P-4 students complete nine required advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE), also called rotations. Students complete rotations in different areas of practice. Rotations provide an experiential learning component that unites classroom learning with day-to-day practice.