The initial experience in the IPPE Program is completed by first year student pharmacists. This experience allows the student pharmacist to observe and interact with a pharmacist for 6 hours in each of 4 different practice settings, plus a block of time to spend with his/her faculty mentor. The practice settings include community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, ambulatory care/family medicine, acute care medicine and other elective practice settings. Student pharmacists participate in discussion sessions with classmates and faculty which focus on relevant topics for pharmacy practice. Additionally, the students spend time with their assigned faculty mentor and participate in written and oral reflection. Student pharmacists complete this experience in either the fall or spring semester of the P1 year.