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IPPE

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)

The IPPE program introduces students to the pharmacy profession and the role of the pharmacist in caring for patients. The IPPE program begins in the P1 year and ends in the Fall of the P3 year. Students gain approximately 300 hours learning about the practice of pharmacy in the community and institutional settings, as well as caring for patients in a clinical, interprofessional setting.

Pharmacy Years

 

P1 - Year 1

P1 students are paired with a P2 or P3 student in a patient care setting. In a layered-learning setting, P1 students perform a patient medication review and present and participate in discussion of patient cases.

In the summer between the P1 and P2 years, students complete a 2 week, 80 hour rotation in a community pharmacy setting to learn about managing a community practice and the administrative and patient care role of a community pharmacist.

 

 

P2 - Year 2

Over the Spring P2 semester, P2 students will be assigned five actual patients to complete comprehensive patient care plan using the pharmacist patient care process. In a layered-learning setting, P2 students will present the patient case and plan to demonstrate application of knowledge and skills in caring for complex patient cases.

In the summer between the P2 and P3 years, students complete a 2 week, 80 hour rotation in a health-system, institutional pharmacy setting to learn about the administrative and patient care role of a hospital or heath-system pharmacist.

 

P3 - Year 3

In the Fall P3 semester, P3 students will continue to refine and hone their knowledge and skill application to patient cases in a clinical setting. P3 students will be assigned patient cases to complete a comprehensive, evidence-based patient care plan using the pharmacist patient care process. In a layered-learning setting, P3 students will present the patient case and plan to demonstrate application of knowledge and skills in caring for complex patient cases, as well as practice documentation of the patient case encounter.

 

Last Published: Jul 28, 2020