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 community and institutional rotations.
Student And Older Adult Relationship
First-year pharmacy students will be assigned to one of four local long-term care (LTC) facilities 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 LTC volunteer residents.
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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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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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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.
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