All rotations for NTPD students are five weeks full-time or 200 hours long. Students must perform at least two rotations out of the six total APPEs, which comprise the experiential training component of the NTPD Program.
ACPE accreditation standards specify the required APPEs to be performed in the United States if the student joined our program after July 1, 2007. However, elective rotations can be completed in Canada.
The NTPD Program will make every attempt to arrange rotations at sites near the student’s workplace, and rotations may be available on a part-time basis in cooperation with the preceptor. Some rotations may be performed at the pharmacist’s usual practice site with prior approval from the Academic and Experiential Coordinator. A student may receive approval if a conflict of interest is not present at the student’s practice site. Students are asked to remain flexible, as some regions of the country, including rural areas, have limited rotation sites. In those cases, students will complete their rotations in Colorado.
Advising Call: Students may begin planning for their rotations upon program admission by completing an advising call. Students may schedule this by contacting the DDP office.