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Experiential Programs


Rotations are an important part of the PharmD curriculum. They begin the summer following completion of the third year of studies and include real-life clinical experiences. Working under the supervision of preceptors, senior pharmacy students rotate through hospitals, pharmacies, and specialty clinics throughout the state. Spending six weeks at each rotation site, fourth year pharmacy students receive essential on-the-job training and experience and are exposed to a variety of fields.

Matched with rotation sites in April of their third year of studies, students must complete one ambulatory rotation, one community pharmacy traditional rotations, one community pharmacy disease state management rotation, two hospital rotations and two electives. If a student can document 1,200+ hours in community pharmacy, then the student can substitute a third elective in its place.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Site Descriptions