Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

Advanced 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.

Required Rotations

General Medicine Pharmacy

The purpose of the General Medicine rotation (formerly known as the Adult Acute Care rotation) is to allow students to gain experience and develop skills in various roles in which a pharmacist contributes to patient care in an inpatient setting.
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Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

The purpose of the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Rotation is to allow students to develop skills and gain experience in various roles in which a pharmacist contributes to patient care in outpatient settings.
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Community Pharmacy

The purpose of the Community Pharmacy Practice rotation is for students to gain experience in various aspects community pharmacy practice.  This may include, but is not limited to, provision of products, clinical pharmacy services, and pharmacy management. 
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Hospital/Health-Systems Pharmacy

The purpose of the Hospital/Health-Systems Pharmacy Practice rotation is for students to gain experience in various aspects of inpatient pharmacy services. This may include, but is not limited to, provision of products to patients and other hospital/clinic departments, clinical pharmacy services, and pharmacy management. 
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For More Information

Janet Cooley, PharmD, BCACP
Director, Experiential Education
Assistant Professor
cooley@pharmacy.arizona.edu
520-626-5095
Drachman Hall B306D