Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) mandates that at least five percent of the curriculum be dedicated to introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE).

The IPPEs begin the second semester of the first year of pharmacy school and continue through the third year. These experiences include working with volunteer residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities, shadowing fourth-year students on rotations, and completing community and institutional rotations.

Four Experiences

Student And Older Adult Relationship

First-year pharmacy students will be assigned to a local long-term care or assisted-living facility during the spring semester. Students will be placed in pairs (or possibly a group of 3) and each student pair/group will be matched with two volunteer older adults.
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P4 Shadow/Site Visit

Students will be introduced to the structure and content of advance clinical rotations in preparation for their own advanced rotation.
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Community Practice

Second-year and third-year IPPE students will be assigned to both community (IPPE-Community) and institutional (IPPE-Institutional) sites. Students will learn more about community pharmacy environment, medication order preparation and counseling, drug information and community pharmacy management.
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Institutional Practice

Second-year and third-year IPPE students will be assigned to both community (IPPE-Community) and institutional (IPPE-Institutional) sites. Students will learn more about hospital pharmacy environment, medication order preparation, drug information and hospital pharmacy management.
learn more about INSTITUTIONAL PRACTICE

Rotation Dates

IPPE Rotation Dates 2021-2022

For More Information

Jenene Spencer, PharmD
Instructor, Pharmacy Practice & Science
IPPE Coordinator
Experiential Education
spencer@pharmacy.arizona.edu
520-621-7872
Drachman Hall B306A