Office of Experiential Education
The Office of Experiential Education manages both Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). At UB, we offer an introductory program that is diverse and progressive in nature throughout all three years of the PharmD curriculum leading up and preparing each student for their final year of full-time, advanced pharmacy practice experiences. These are requirements of the curriculum that provide students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom and in the laboratory to real-world settings. We offer a variety of clinical specialties and research opportunities, for example:
- Dent Neurological Institute - ambulatory clinical and research activities available specializing in neurology
- Roswell Park Cancer Institute - inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations along with research opportunities with preceptors that specialize in cutting edge oncology care
- VA Medical Center of WNY - inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations along with specialty experiences in nuclear medicine, infectious disease, and anticoagulation
- Research - as one of the top research institutions in the country, we have several faculty in both the departments of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences that offer opportunities to our students to perform various projects; we offer "research seminars" in the P1 year to expose incoming students to the research our faculty conduct to gauge interest right from the start of our program
- Niagara Hospice - inpatient and elective rotations that specialize in geriatrics and palliative care
- Buffalo Medical Group - outpatient clinical rotations that integrate our students with faculty and residents, along with medical practitioners for advanced patient care and research primarily with diabetes
- Out of region opportunities - we have affiliated sites that our students can pursue from Hawaii and Alaska to Florida and Maine
Become a Preceptor!
If you are interested in becoming a preceptor and an adjunct faculty member, learn more about How Precepting Can Make a Difference and submit the On-Line Preceptor Information Form.
The Experiential Education program uses E*Value to coordinate all rotation assignments including both student and preceptor assessments, evaluations and general announcements.
E*Value can be accessed at https://www.e-value.net/home/home.cfm.
Click onto the "Log Into E*Value" button to log in.
If you have forgotten your user name and password, click on "Forgot Password" and the E*Value system will walk you through.
You must use the e-mail address you provided to the Office of Experiential Education on your Preceptor Information Form.
APPE Manual Information/Blackboard on UBlearns
UBlearns is where preceptors will find all APPE Manual information. A user name and password is required. To obtain a UBlearns user name and password, preceptors must submit Volunteer Faculty Appointment forms. Please contact Kris Jordan at ka....@buffalo.edu if you have questions regarding your UB faculty appointment.
Resources & Training for Preceptors
- APPE Standards: Review the list of Advanced Program Site Standards and Advanced Preceptor Standards, which include general preceptor information, APPE rotations preceptor categories, and preceptor qualifications.
- Map: You can also view a Map of Preceptors to determine where our current participants are located.
- Training and Resource Network: All preceptors have access to the Preceptor Training & Resource Network from Pharmacist’s Letter, which includes access to application forms, and school-specific training modules using home-based courses, live webinars, and discussion boards. There, you will also find sample student syllabi, information for orientation, grading and evaluation tools, and plenty of patient safety and practice-based teaching resources.
Our current preceptors represent a dedicated group of professionals who are the backbone of the school's experiential education program. Without these individuals, our students would be unable to experience such a broad range of diverse and challenging rotational experiences. We thank them all for their support and dedication to the education of our Doctor of Pharmacy Students.
Vial of Life
Contact the Office of Experiential Education at: 716-645-4799 or ee...@buffalo.edu.