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 February of their third year of studies, students must complete one ambulatory rotation, one community pharmacy rotation, one three-week community pharmacy medication therapy management rotation, two hospital rotations and two electives. Students may be involved in locating and setting new elective rotation sites for themselves by having interested preceptors complete and submit the APPE Practice Site Survey for student set-up sites.
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Site Descriptions