The Experiential Education component of the Doctor of Pharmacy program is the opportunity for students to step out of the classroom and academic laboratory and into a variety of real-world practice settings, putting the knowledge they have gained to use in hands-on pharmacy experiences.
Practice sites include community pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, research laboratories, managed care facilities, academia, government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry. Opportunities for international rotations are also available.
Experiential Education begins with the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience in years one to three of the professional pharmacy program and culminates with an 11-month series of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations in the program's final year.
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Required rotations in three practice areas:
- > Ambulatory care
- > Community pharmacy
- > Institutional/inpatient care
Elective rotations include:
- > Academia
- > Pharmacy administration
- > Pharmaceutical industry
- > Research/drug development and discovery
- > Nuclear pharmacy
- > Managed care
- > International rotations
International Student Rotations
There are opportunities within the Pharm.D. program to do international advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE's). Please click the following link to learn more about the College's Global Initiatives programs.
ACPHS Experiential Education contacts
General Inbox: email@example.com
Laurie L. Briceland, Pharm.D.
Director, Division of Experiential Education
Experiential Program Administrator
Coordinator, Experiential Education
Teresa Lubowski, Pharm.D.
Assistant Director of Experiential Education
Doug Poulter, RPh
Associate Director, Vermont Campus
Terrence Towers, B.S., RPh
Coordinator, Community Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Notice of Background Check:
Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding eligibility for licensing in a particular jurisdiction may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing body of that jurisdiction. Rotation sites may deny a student's participation in the experiential program because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction, failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance, which would result in delayed graduation or in the inability to graduate from the program. Because institutions hosting experiential education may require a criminal background check in order to permit students in their facility, the College will conduct background checks on all students entering clerkship, using the Health and Human Services/Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) database. The goal of the HHS OIG background check web site is to identify individuals and businesses excluded from Federally funded health care programs. This includes individuals convicted of fraud related to the federal programs, patient abuse, licensing board actions and default on health education assistance loans. If a student is identified via use of this database, the matter is referred to the Executive Committee of ACPHS for action.