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Experiential Programs

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    Dean Lamar Pritchard presents the Hospital Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year Award to CHI St. Luke's Health - Sugar Land Hospital's Rebecca Koch, pharmacy clinical specialist in Emergency Medicine.

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    Dean Lamar Pritchard presents the Community Preceptor Award to Walgreens Pharmacy Manager Reyo Ordanza.

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    Dean Lamar Pritchard presents the Faculty Preceptor of the Year Award to Clinical Professor Kim K. Birtcher.

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    Health System Pharmacy of the Year Award – DHR Health (formerly Doctors Hospital at Renaissance) in Edinburgh

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    Institutional Patient Care Preceptor of the Year – Scott Ferren, Pharm.D. ('15), clinical practice specialist – Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch

  • no photo present Asias-Dinh Award

    Ambulatory Care Preceptor of the Year Award – Bernadette Asias-Dinh, Pharm.D. ('11), BCACP, BCPS, CDE., clinical assistant professor and ambulatory care clinical pharmacist at Vecino Health Centers’ Denver Harbor Clinic

Congratulations to our 2018-19 Preceptors of the Year!

Introductory & Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

The Experiential Program provides structured pharmacy experiences in diverse pharmacy practice settings beginning in the second year and continuing through the final year of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. 

The primary purpose of the introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences is to assure that each student develops the knowledge, technical skills, professional judgments, values, and competencies needed for pharmacy practice, in any setting, while ensuring optimal medication therapy and patient safety.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)

The Doctor of Pharmacy student will complete 300 hours of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) prior to their fourth year of pharmacy school.

Three Components of IPPE:

  • IPPE I and Professional Development
    A structured pharmacy practice experience for P2 students in a long-term care pharmacy setting.
  • Introductory Community Pharmacy
    Post-P2 students are assigned to a pharmacist preceptor in a community setting for four weeks.
  • IPPE II and Professional Development
    A structured pharmacy practice experience for P3 students in a health-systems pharmacy setting.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE)

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences consist of seven 6-week pharmacy practice experiences during the fourth year of pharmacy school. Doctor of Pharmacy students in APPEs participate under the supervision of registered pharmacist preceptors in a range of interprofessional patient-care activities in a variety of settings from ambulatory, community and institutional facilities.

Components of APPE: 4 Required APPEs and 3 Electives.

Required APPEs

  • Advanced Community Pharmacy
  • Advanced Hospital Pharmacy
  • Ambulatory Care - Primacy Care; Disease State Management; Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

Founded in 1904, the NABP is the impartial professional organization that supports the state boards of pharmacy in protecting public health. NABP aims to ensure the public's health and safety through its pharmacist license transfer and pharmacist competence assessment programs, as well as through its VIPPS, Vet-VIPPS, VAWD, and DMEPOS accreditation programs.

NABP administers the NAPLEX to all pharmacy graduates and it is this examination that provides assurance that pharmacists applying to the board for licensure have the knowledge and skills necessary to safely practice entry-level pharmacy. For more information, visit http://www.nabp.net/.