Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) 1



The first of the IPPE is completed as a shadowing experience for first year student pharmacists.  Shadowing takes place in 5 different practice settings which include:

  • Community pharmacy
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Ambulatory care/family medicine
  • Acute care medicine
  • Other elective practice settings

Student pharmacists will spend 6 hours at each assigned site and rotate every 3 weeks (5 sites for a total of 30 hours over 15 weeks).

Other requirements are:

  • Participating in 6 discussion sessions
  • Writing a reflection essay for each experience which is read by the student pharmacist’s faculty mentor