Experiential Learning

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The Clinical Affairs and Outreach division oversees and manages experiential learning at the Harrison School of Pharmacy. The experiential curriculum includes the STEPs program, 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.

Last Updated: September 6, 2019