Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)

The IPPE sequence takes place during your second (P2) and third (P3) years. It provides the opportunity to observe and practice a variety of professional activities in multiple settings, including inpatient and community pharmacy.

Program Overview Requirements Goals and Objectives

Requirements

Students are required to complete >300 IPPE hours before beginning fourth year (P4) rotations, with at least one‐half of this requirement (>150 hours) balanced between the community (>75 hours) and inpatient (>75 hours) settings.

To qualify as an IPPE, the experience must expose the student to contemporary U.S. practice models and include direct patient care activities with a licensed pharmacist at the site.

Required IPPE Courses

  • PHM 681: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Experience Program - Level 2 - Fall
  • PHM 682: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Experience Program - Level 2 - Spring
  • PHM 781: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Experience Program - Level 3 - Fall
  • PHM 782: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Experience Program - Level 3 - Spring

While at an IPPE rotation site, students must abide by the rules, regulations and policies of the facility.  Students may not be financially compensated for activities performed during their rotations.  

All students must maintain updated immunization records as well as liability insurance as outlined by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to engage in IPPE rotation sites experiences.