Specialty Institutional Rotation

(Also refer to the general goals and objectives for PhPr 803)


  • To expose the student to nontraditional 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 judgement.


At the completion of this rotation, the student should have performed the stated objectives of the rotation site at a satisfactory level. Each site must use goals and objectives that have been approved by the College.

General Guidelines

  1. The first day should include a tour of the facility and a discussion of the rotation goals and objectives, the preceptor's expectations, the student's expectations, and the grading system.
  2. During the first week, the student should receive a rotation schedule that includes areas to work in and individuals to report to for the six-week period. The student should attend conferences and meetings as assigned by the preceptor.
  3. The assigned preceptor and student should meet on a regular basis for a minimum of five hours per week. The student should keep a list of questions and topics to discuss at that time.
  4. 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.
  5. An attempt should be made by the preceptor to individualize the experience based on the student's background.


Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: July 1, 2016
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