This is Patient-Centered.

Student talking with a patient

At the Harrison School of Pharmacy, patient-centered care is not something that is just discussed in the classroom, but something we practice every week from the first week you are in the program.

MORE: About the Pharmacy Practice Experience (PPE) Program

Throughout the year, student pharmacists conduct Pharmacy Practice Experience (PPE) patient visits. The Harrison School of Pharmacy is unique because we involve our students in patient care activities from day one. Small groups, often consisting of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-year students, visit enrolled patients on a regular basis, both in their homes and other established locations.

Visits in these settings allow students to apply and practice material from the classroom and skills lab, such as taking a patient’s blood pressure, blood glucose, and medication history, as well as provide medication or lifestyle counseling, to real patients. Students further benefit from this program by learning with and from upper and lower classmen within their teams.

This program sets our school apart because it allows students to learn while developing meaningful relationships with their peers and people in the community by making a difference in patient’s lives.

Last Updated: November 7, 2017