Outpatient Practice Rotation (PhPr 810e)
(Also refer to the general goals and objectives for PhPr 810)
- To expose the student to specialized outpatient settings.
- To increase the pharmacy student's ability to integrate previously acquired knowledge so as to make appropriate professional decisions relative to safe and effective drug use.
- To increase the pharmacy student's proficiency in communication techniques in order to facilitate interaction with patients and other health care professionals.
- To improve the pharmacy student's problem solving skills and professional judgment.
At the completion of this rotation, the student should have performed the stated objectives of the rotation site at a satisfactory level.
- The first day should include a tour of the facility and a discussion of the rotation goals and objectives, rotation schedule, preceptor's expectations, and the student's previous experience and personal goals for the rotation.
- The preceptor should provide information regarding areas of the department or institution they will be working in and the individuals to report to in a timely manner. The student should also attend conferences and meetings as assigned by the preceptor.
- The preceptor and student should meet on a regular basis to discuss rotation activities, clinical problems, or other appropriate topics. The student should keep a list of questions and topics to discuss at these times. It is recommended that these meetings comprise at least five hours per week.
- At least one in-service or small project should be done by the student during the rotation. The audience and topic should be decided upon the preceptor and the student early in the rotation.
- At attempt should be made by the preceptor to individualize the experience based on the student's background.