APPE Program

students helping patient with pillsAdvanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations are completed in the fourth year of the PharmD curriculum after students have completed their didactic coursework.

The purpose of APPE rotations is to provide students with opportunities to apply their knowledge and develop the skills required of a practicing pharmacist.  Each student has seven six-week rotation assignments in a variety of practice settings.  There are four required rotations (community practice, hospital/health-systems, ambulatory care, and adult acute care).  The remaining three rotations are elective, and students have many options including, but not limited to, inpatient care, outpatient care, a variety of medical specialties, managed care, drug information, and research.

The links below take you to pages and documents for students and preceptors participating in the APPE program.

General APPE Syllabus

Rotation Procedures

  • Scheduling
  • Attendance Policies
  • Dress Code
  • Evaluations
  • Intern Hours
  • Academic Credit

Optimizing your Rotation Experience

Required Rotations


Drug Information for APPE

Rotation Grading

Elective Rotations

For more information, contact:
Janet Cooley, PharmD, BCACP
Director, Experiential Education
520-626-5095 office
520-626-7355 fax

UA College of Pharmacy
1295 N. Martin Ave.
PO Box 210202
Tucson, AZ   85721-0202 



Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: December 18, 2017
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