Office of Experiential Learning

Instructor speaks to PPE team

The Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) provides oversight and management of the experiential curriculum for Harrison School of Pharmacy. The experiential curriculum includes introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs).

In keeping with the overall mission of Harrison School of Pharmacy the IPPEs and APPEs help to prepare highly competent primary care practitioners who deliver pharmacy care to citizens either independently or in collaboration with other healthcare providers. These practice experiences give student pharmacists opportunities to develop and demonstrate achievement of this endpoint by practicing with pharmacist preceptors who serve as role models.

As a student progresses through the practice experiences, he/she will develop the ability to independently resolve both routine and complex patient care problems and accomplish this by adapting to and functioning within a variety of pharmacy practice settings. Special emphasis is given on developing the student's ability to resolve pharmaceutical-related problems with professional character, confidence and decisiveness.

OEL Mission

The OEL Team Supports the School Mission by developing and providing actual practice experiences which prepare Auburn students to become competent primary care practitioners who have the professional character, confidence, and decisiveness to provide pharmaceutical care and sustaining an experiential program that is nationally recognized for innovations in experiential learning and assessment.


Last Updated: April 24, 2017