Pharm D Candidates are required to complete seven Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) blocks for a total of 1440 experiential hours. In accordance with the Accreditation Counsel for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) standards, students are required to complete APPEs in the following settings: community pharmacy, hospital/heath-system pharmacy, ambulatory care, and inpatient/acute care general medicine. As an additional requirement, students are expected to have (at minimum) one APPE under the preceptorship of a faculty member.
This optional questionnaire may be used by preceptors at the start of an APPE rotation to explore more about the students’ past experiences, goals, etc.
- Download Survey(.doc)
Attendance Policy - excerpt from APPE Manual
- Students are expected to observe a policy of consistent, timely attendance. Any anticipated
absence must be approved by the Director of Experiential Programs in advance (prior
to requesting approval from the preceptor). If the request is approved by the Director
of Experiential Programs, then the preceptor must also then be in agreement. In the
case of illness, the preceptor and Director of Experiential Programs are to be notified
- Chronic tardiness or unacceptable number of or reasons for absences, as determined
by the preceptor, will result in failure of the rotation.
- No more than 3 days may be missed from rotation time for any reason, or the student
will receive an Incomplete grade for the rotation. The rotation must then be repeated. Students
who are requesting time to complete residency and/or fellowship and job interviews
must obtain prior authorization from the preceptor/faculty before making arrangements
for the interview.. Students must provide a copy of the letter of invitation for interview
to the preceptor and Director of Experiential Programs at the time of requesting time
off. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO MAXIMIZE USE OF THE WEEK OFF BETWEEN BLOCKS 6 AND 7 FOR RESIDENCY
- Any absences of two or more consecutive rotation days due to illness must be accompanied
by a physician’s note. The note should be given to the preceptor and a copy is to
be mailed to the Director of Experiential Programs.
- Any missed time must be made up at the preceptor’s discretion, and may be in the form
of time and/or projects.
- Failure to notify the Director of Experiential Programs of any absence by 10am on
the day of the absence may result in failure of the rotation. Call 570-408-4291 and
leave specific message including the number where you can be reached.